George Washington University received three gifts totaling $80 million for its school of public health from charities associated with junk bond pioneer Michael Milken and Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone.
A measure of U.S. corporate credit risk approached a two-month low as comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled the crisis in Ukraine won’t immediately escalate. Viacom Inc. is planning a $1.4 billion bond sale.
CBS Corp. will begin selling new commercials in “NCIS” and other programs that viewers watch on demand using their cable-TV service, a bid to generate revenue from audiences who watch shows on a delayed basis.
CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched television network, reported quarterly profit that beat estimates, helped by programming deals, and accelerated its stock buybacks by $1.5 billion. The shares rose.
CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched television network, reported fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, helped by new programming agreements, and accelerated its stock buybacks by $1.5 billion.
CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched television network, won rights to televise eight National Football League games on Thursday nights, bolstering a prime- time schedule that already leads the industry.
Viacom Inc., owner of the Nickelodeon and Comedy Central TV networks, said the total compensation of its top three executives rose 28 percent to a combined $102.4 million last year, based on reporting rules.
Almost 80 percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies have posted profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates so far this earnings season, as results from Facebook Inc., Visa Inc. and Viacom Inc. provided further evidence of a strengthening economy.