As government flounders, investors find a way to curb executive pay

An unlikely hero – the Investment Association – is wading into pension inequality with a simple, compelling propositionWhen the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin reluctantly agreed, in the wake of the bank’s collapse and nationalisation, …

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‘A monopolistic blob’: what the Disney/Fox merger means for cinema

This cartoon-like demonstration of alpha-capitalism will lead to stricter, safer and blander entertainment – and with each acquisition, the stakes get higherThe mouse just ate the fox – and created a monster. Or rather, an even bigger monster than the …

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Is the end of Netflix’s golden age in sight?

The streaming pioneer is facing competition from content suppliers, not to mention Apple and AmazonThe streaming pioneer Netflix’s first mover advantage has taken it to nearly 150m global subscribers – but serious competition is now coming as tradition…

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Les Moonves resigns from CBS after six more women accuse him of sexual harassment

Television executive steps down without severance after Ronan Farrow details new harassment claims Leslie Moonves has resigned from his position as chairman and chief executive of CBS without severance, after six more women stepped forward on Sunday to…

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Comcast turns focus to Sky after exiting battle for 21st Century Fox

US media company’s move will make Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take full control more difficultComcast has pulled out of its pursuit of 21st Century Fox, turning its focus to trumping Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to take full control of Sky.The US media and cab…

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Alarm for Netflix as shares plummet on worse-than-expected subscriber growth

Second-quarter results show company missed forecasts by 1m subscribers, which analysts describe as a ‘near-term gut punch’Netflix, the streaming giant behind hits like The Crown and Stranger Things, missed its own forecasts by more than a million subsc…

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AT&T-Time Warner is Godzilla v Rodan: citizens will get squashed

The US government is right to oppose the monster company mega-merger a judge allowed this week. An appeal must followAntitrust has two main theories of competition. One is to try to ensure that lots of rivals compete in open markets to create better pr…

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