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Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion

Oct 31, 2012
The Walt Disney Company has struck a deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and announced that they will release a new Star Wars movie in 2015.
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Darth Mickey: Disney to buy Lucasfilm

Oct 30, 2012
Hollywood insider Sharon Waxman, of The Wrap, breaks down Disney's $4.05 billion deal to buy filmmaker George Lucas' production company, Lucasfilm.
Posted In: George Lucas, Lucasfilm, disney, Star Wars, Mergers and Acquisitions, film

Drinking in Disney World and fracking in Texas

Sep 14, 2012
Disney World finally turns on the tap, and Halliburton puts out "Lost" signs for a radioactive probe its lost in west Texas.
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Disney offers made-to-order princess dolls

Aug 8, 2012
Girls aged 3 to 12 can now have their likeness photographed and molded into an actual princess figurine.
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Violence shakes Anaheim -- and its image

Jul 27, 2012
Police shooting, protests highlight poverty in Disneyland's hometown.
Posted In: Anaheim, disney, violence

Disney kicks junk food out of the magic kingdom

Jun 5, 2012
The entertainment giant will reject advertising for certain sugary, salty and fatty foods, and give Mickey Mouse the final say on what's healthy.
Posted In: disney, Food

Consumers still spending despite economic worries

May 9, 2012
Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones, discusses why profits are up at Macy's given all the things weighing on consumers, and the latest earnings from Toyota and Disney.
Posted In: disney, Toyota, Macy's, Earnings

The problem with today's blockbusters

Mar 12, 2012
The new Disney movie "John Carter" took in just $30 million over the weekend -- a disappointing opening for a movie that cost a quarter of a billion dollars to make. How has the world of blockbusters changed?
Posted In: hollywood, movies, disney

Disney digests a movie bomb with 'John Carter'

Mar 12, 2012
After a lackluster opening weekend, "John Carter" is on track to be a huge money loser. Disney could be facing a loss of $100 million or more.
Posted In: Entertainment, film, disney, John Carter, flop

What Leap Day means for the U.S. economy

Feb 29, 2012
There's one extra day this month for businesses around the country to try and rake in some extra dough. In Central Florida, some hotels and one very big mouse are using Leap Day to drum up excitement.
Posted In: Florida, disney, Leap Day

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