News Corp.’s Fox and other television networks, presenting next season’s schedules to advertisers this week, are betting that sports coverage will boost ratings and get viewers to watch more programming live.
Netflix Inc., the online and mail- order video service, acquired streaming rights to TV shows from CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc. that air on the CW Network, adding serialized programs that appeal to younger audiences.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. should be required to set up a bigger suppliers’ fund than originally planned as a condition for its purchase of a stake in Massmart Holdings Ltd., Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz said in a report.
The first round of greenhouse-gas rules issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is unlikely to burden companies with substantial costs or significantly cut emissions linked to climate change, according to a Bloomberg Government study.
Mark Fetting , chief executive officer of Legg Mason Inc. , has disappointed the board of directors with the disclosure of costs that have delayed his goal of lifting profitability, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Viacom Inc. fell the most in two months after reporting fiscal first-quarter revenue below analysts’ estimates and a 3 percent decline in advertising sales at the cable-television unit that includes MTV and Nickelodeon.
American Electric Power Co. , which owns utilities selling power in 11 U.S. states, said deadlines to curb pollution by 2012 and 2014 proposed by the Obama administration are “unrealistic,” according to comments filed with the Environmental Protection Agency today.