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Disney faces proxy fight as Peltz pushes to join board

Jan. 12, 2023 11:07 AM EST

Activist investor Nelson Peltz is fighting for a seat on the board of Walt Disney Co., claiming that the company is struggling with self-inflicted problems. Peltz's attempt to join Disney's board comes just months after the company brought back longtime CEO Bob Iger to lead Disney...

Disney tries to bring back the magic, unveils park changes

Jan. 11, 2023 11:38 AM EST

The Walt Disney Co. is making several changes at its domestic theme parks, including some easier reservations, in order to improve the public perception of its business. Among the changes: it will cease charging for overnight self-parking at its Walt Disney World resorts; Walt Disney...

Barbara Walters, news pioneer and 'The View' creator, dies

Dec. 31, 2022 00:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters, the intrepid interviewer, anchor and program host who blazed the way as the first woman to become a TV news superstar during a career remarkable for its duration and variety, has died. She was 93. ABC broke into its broadcast to announce Walters'...

Feast and famine for Disney at Thanksgiving box office

Nov. 27, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.’s animated offering “ Strange World ” fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in its...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St slide, China virus fears

Nov. 21, 2022 23:12 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street sank and Chinese anti-virus controls fueled concern about an economic slowdown. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined while Tokyo advanced. Oil prices gained. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...

Iger back on top in a Disney plot twist that few saw coming

Nov. 21, 2022 17:05 PM EST

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Bob Iger, the enterprising entertainment executive who brought Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel under the Disney marquee and challenged the streaming dominance of Netflix, will replace his handpicked successor, CEO Bob Chapek, whose two-year tenure has been marked by clashes,...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday 11/21/2022

Nov. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EST

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street at the beginning of a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% Monday, while drops in tech companies helped pull the Nasdaq down 1.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average held up better, ending down just 0.1%. The Dow benefited from a big gain...

Carvana, Builders FirstSource fall; Disney, Imago rise

Nov. 21, 2022 16:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Carvana Co., down $1.01 to $7.05. The used-vehicle chain is cutting 1,500 jobs, or 8% of its workforce. The Walt Disney Co., up $5.78 to $97.58. Bob Iger...

Disney reappoints ex-CEO Bob Iger to top job, announces Bob Chapek's departure as CEO

Nov. 20, 2022 22:42 PM EST
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney reappoints ex-CEO Bob Iger to top job, announces Bob Chapek's departure as CEO.

Disney ex-CEO Bob Iger reappointed to top job

Nov. 20, 2022 22:28 PM EST
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney ex-CEO Bob Iger reappointed to top job.