After years of reining in spending, Aney Salas was ready to spring a bit for her kids to have some fun. So they headed to Knott’s Berry Farm, a 73-year-old amusement park near Los Angeles. The draw, other than nine terrifying roller coasters: annual passes that cost $72 each, payable in six monthly installments of $12.
News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox and five other Hollywood film studios won a U.K. ruling forcing BT Group Plc, Britain’s biggest Internet-service provider, to block access to a website that promotes online piracy.
Blockbuster Inc. creditor Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC demanded immediate payment or a ban on rentals of movies including “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” claiming the bankrupt chain is giving itself a “windfall” at the studio’s expense.
NBC Universal, controlled by Comcast Corp ., may need to pay as much as $1.55 billion to buy the 50 percent stake in two Universal Studios Florida theme parks that partner Blackstone Group LP is seeking to sell.