Casino executive Sheldon Adelson gave $5 million to help stage the Republican National Convention, while Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood studio contributed $2 million to the Democratic convention, Federal Election Commission reports show.
Presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his Republican allies entered August, and the final weeks before the national conventions, with more money to spend than President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Kenneth Griffin , chief executive of Citadel Investment Group LLC, and his wife Anne each contributed $250,000 to Karl Rove ’s American Crossroads fundraising group, new Federal Election Commission reports show.
DirecTV’s 20 million customers, following the loss of Nickelodeon kids’ programming because of the satellite-TV provider’s dispute with Viacom Inc., will begin receiving the 24-hour Disney Junior channel tomorrow.
Renaissance Technologies LLC, the $20 billion investment firm founded by Jim Simons, is starting a new hedge fund, its first in five years, to trade stocks and futures, according to a document sent to potential investors.
Viacom Inc.’s 26 channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, went dark for almost 20 million DirecTV subscribers just before midnight yesterday as the companies failed to reach a new programming fee agreement.