| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Comcast Corp. has increased the salary of NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke and extended his tenure through August 2018.
The Philadelphia-based cable TV giant on Friday said it has extended Burke's employment contract for five years and provided...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In a dramatic shake-up that took Hollywood by surprise, NBCUniversal has shuffled its executive ranks by forcing out film Chairman Adam Fogelson and shifting Universal Studios President Ron Meyer — the industry's longest-serving studio chief —...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players.
Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:18 AM
NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke said Comcast Corp. inherited a media company that was an industry laggard in key financial measures, particularly at the NBC broadcast network.
The NBC broadcast network earns $500 million to $1 billion less each...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:37 PM
A federal judge has ruled that the massive hauls of equipment bound for the Canadian oil tar sands cannot use a narrow highway that runs through forested areas and Nez Perce tribal lands in Idaho.
Judge Lynn Winmill granted an injunction Thursday that...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Lauren Zalaznick -- one of NBCUniversal's most high-profile programming executives who put the cable channel Bravo on the cultural map a decade ago -- is leaving the media company.
The move comes as NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke continues...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:53 AM
After the coffee. Before over-analyzing the end of "Breaking Bad."
The Skinny: I was all set to see "Don Jon" on Sunday but the ArcLight in Hollywood had other plans and canceled the early afternoon screening in the dome. A text or an email might...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Fullscreen, a digital media company with one of the biggest channels on YouTube, has helped build followings for five-second films and a dubstep violinist, and now it’s doing more to help creative types make money.
The Culver City company, founded...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Jack Welch is throwing his support — such as it is — behind Jamie Dimon, the embattled leader of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Dimon is scrambling to hang on to the chairmanship of his company in the aftermath of an embarrassing trading mishap by the...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason.
He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Pioneering rocket scientist Yvonne Brill often referred to herself as an "only" — as in the sole woman in the room at a time when female scientists and engineers were exceedingly few.
Brill began her career in 1945 and eventually developed a...