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  • Comcast profit jumps 17%; NBC network loses $35 million

    Comcast profit jumps 17%; NBC network loses $35 million
    Comcast Corp. posted strong first-quarter earnings with gains in nearly all of its business units -- except for the NBC broadcast network as the peacock's feathers once again got plucked. Dismal prime-time ratings at NBC contributed to a $35-million...
  • Weak Paramount slate contributes to Viacom's 18% drop in profit

    Weak Paramount slate contributes to Viacom's 18% drop in profit
    Paramount Pictures turned in another disappointing performance, contributing to an 18% drop in quarterly earnings for parent company Viacom Inc., the media conglomerate reported Wednesday. The Melrose Avenue movie studio suffered from the DVD blues...
  • CBS' quarterly revenue tops $4 billion; profit up 22%

    CBS' quarterly revenue tops $4 billion; profit up 22%
    The lights didn't go out on CBS Corp. during the first quarter. The Super Bowl -- which was marred by a third-quarter power outage that dimmed the lights in the New Orleans Superdome -- helped the broadcasting giant rake in more than $4 billion in...
  • Economists predict modest growth in advertising spending

    Economists predict modest growth in advertising spending
    Economists are forecasting slow growth in advertising spending for the remainder of 2013 amid encouraging signs from the U.S. labor market. Media companies are doing their best to grab a bigger slice of the pie. This week, Wall Street cheered Viacom...
  • Hampton, Richmond bazaars battle over vendors

    Hampton, Richmond bazaars battle over vendors
    Sandra Gardner set out two years ago to create a craft and vendor bazaar in Hampton Roads that would rival the popular Bizarre Bazaar in Richmond. And a rivalry has ensued between the two shows. Gardner's event, The Bodacious Bazaar, is hosting its...
  • 'Iron Man 3' is unbeatable! Meet Hollywood's new script doctor.

    'Iron Man 3' is unbeatable! Meet Hollywood's new script doctor.
    After the coffee. Before deciding if I still need a landline phone. The Skinny: My Time Warner Cable bill, which includes Internet and phone, is now more than $200 a month. I'm always looking to trim costs and am debating dropping the phone, which would...
  • Eric Garcetti ad attacks Wendy Greuel as 'the DWP's mayor'

    Eric Garcetti ad attacks Wendy Greuel as 'the DWP's mayor'
    Just a little more than two weeks before the Los Angeles mayoral election, candidate Eric Garcetti is redoubling his attack on rival Wendy Greuel with a television ad that calls her “the DWP’s mayor” and asks viewers: “How much...
  • L.A. Votes: Candidates hone in on jobs, Garcetti attacks on TV

    L.A. Votes: Candidates hone in on jobs, Garcetti attacks on TV
    After promising voters that their prime focus as mayor would be job creation, Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti hammered on the issue during a debate Monday. Greuel, meeting with voters at a Century City mall, highlighted her economic-revitalization plan...
  • Coca-Cola anti-obesity promises include no advertising to kids

    Coca-Cola anti-obesity promises include no advertising to kids
    Coca-Cola is making major promises to fight obesity – ceasing advertisements directed at kids, slapping calorie counts on all its packaging – as the soda giant stares down a rising tide of concern over sugar-stuffed beverages. On Wednesday,...
  • L.A. Votes: Greuel launches new ad as union adds $850,000 to her bid

    L.A. Votes: Greuel launches new ad as union adds $850,000 to her bid
    As Wendy Greuel released a new television ad hitting mayoral rival Eric Garcetti for his ties to a real estate developer convicted of bank fraud, a union backing her dropped another $850,000 into an effort supporting her bid. The  new spending by the...
  • Review: 'And Now a Word From Our Sponsor' is engaging

    Review: 'And Now a Word From Our Sponsor' is engaging
    Though the satirical "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" feels like the love child of the Peter Sellers classic "Being There" and one of Jim Carrey's signature gimmick comedies, director Zack Bernbaum still carves his own offbeat groove with this amusing...