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Disney Taking $68 Million Charge

Disney Taking $68 Million Charge

The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it will take an after-tax, $68 million charge as it writes down the value of its aircraft leases at Delta Air Lines, which filed for bankruptcy protection the week of Sept. 12.
Activision's Vrabeck Resigns

Activision's Vrabeck Resigns

Activision said in a regulatory filing Sept. 8 that Kathy Vrabeck has resigned as president of the company's publishing division.
DOJ Targets Jukebox Companies

DOJ Targets Jukebox Companies

Federal regulators have accused two jukebox companies of attempting to stifle competition in the burgeoning market of digital jukeboxes.
Feds Probe 'Incredibles' DVD Sales

Feds Probe 'Incredibles' DVD Sales

At 28 million units and counting, "The Incredibles" is the best-selling DVD of the year, but that hasn't deterred federal regulators from looking into disappointing sales of the hit movie.
Disney Implements Policy Changes

Disney Implements Policy Changes

One week after the Walt Disney Co. was again chided for formerly weak corporate governance practices, the firm said Aug. 18 that it has amended its guidelines for the removal of directors and to prevent the company from overpaying large shareholders when purchasing their stock.
SEC Eyes DreamWorks Animation

SEC Eyes DreamWorks Animation

Two months after disappointing Wall Street with weak sales of the "Shrek 2" DVD, DreamWorks Animation said July 11 that the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an informal inquiry into its financial results reported in May and into the trading of its shares.
XM Buys WCS; Sirius Eyes ABC Radio

XM Buys WCS; Sirius Eyes ABC Radio

One satellite radio company was rumored to be interested in acquiring ABC Radio from the Walt Disney Co. on July 13, while the other made an acquisition.

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