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  • Disney extends CEO Bob Iger's contract through 2021

    Disney extends CEO Bob Iger's contract through 2021

    Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it has extended the contract of Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger through December 2021, locking in a 16-year run leading the Burbank entertainment juggernaut. The move, which had been expected, came as Disney announced its $52.4-billion deal to buy much of 21st...

  • Wal-Mart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

    Wal-Mart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

    Wal-Mart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday. The retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with financial technology start-ups Even and PayActiv to provide an app to 1.4 million Wal-Mart workers. The Even app automatically plans...

  • Beating expectations, U.S. employers add 228,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays at 4.1%

    Beating expectations, U.S. employers add 228,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays at 4.1%

    Another month of strong job growth showed that the U.S. economy is lifting more workers left out of the recovery and heading into next year with solid momentum, even as there are lingering uncertainties about the outlook for wages and inflation. Employers added 228,000 net new jobs in November,...

  • Job growth expected to keep slowing in California

    Job growth expected to keep slowing in California

    California’s economic engine has slowed somewhat in 2017 and that’s expected to continue in coming years as employers have trouble finding workers in the expensive state, according to a new report. The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast, released Wednesday, calls for job growth of 1.8% by year’s end,...

  • Why James Murdoch could be angling for a top job at Disney

    Why James Murdoch could be angling for a top job at Disney

    Could James Murdoch soon be in the running to succeed Robert Iger? That's one of several intriguing scenarios that could be at play as talks between 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney Co. gain momentum, according to two executives close to the process who were not authorized to discuss the situation....

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