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Disney CEO says it will be 'difficult' to film in Georgia if abortion law takes effect

Georgia's Republican governor signed into law on May 7 a ban on abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat - about six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.

Disney announces price and date of new streaming service

The digital push is Disney’s response to cord-cutting, the dropping of cable service that has hit its ESPN sports network and other channels, and the rise of Netflix Inc.

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Disney begins Fox layoffs with cuts focusing on film studio

Walt Disney Co. began slashing jobs at 20th Century Fox less than two days after completing its $71 billion takeover of the storied film studio.

Disney CEO misses $60 million bonus, still collects record haul

Iger, who’s for years been among America’s highest-paid executives, stands to reap an even larger windfall if investors and regulators approve the company’s deal with Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc.

Disney workers approve new contract raising minimum wage to $15 an hour

The new contract expanded the types of workers who could be subject to random drug tests. It also added extra language giving managers the right to ``supervise, and control the manner, means and details by which employees perform their work duties as well as the ends to be accomplished.''

Disney willing to divest more Fox assets for deal clearance

Disney and Comcast want to add to their own entertainment businesses with Fox's well-known TV shows and movie franchises, like the "X-Men" superheroes and "The Simpsons," to better compete with fast-growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

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John Lasseter, Pixar co-founder, to step down at end of year

John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.'s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging ``missteps'' in his behavior with staff members.

Lawsuit seeks White House, Justice Dept records on Fox-Disney deal

The lawsuit also seeks "any related antitrust enforcement efforts by the DOJ, to find out whether the president or his administration is improperly interfering with the independence of the DOJ out of favoritism for a political ally."

With takeover of 21st Century Fox, Disney to get new push in Indian market

Disney will also have a larger role to play in the Indian film industry, where it has invested in the past through UTV. The company could plan to return to the local language market, at present Disney has been promoting Hollywood movies in India. 

Disney taps augmented reality for 'Star Wars' toy event

Walt Disney Co will send "Star Wars" characters into the realm of augmented reality next week to draw fans into stores as they release new merchandise tied to upcoming movie the "The Last Jedi," the company said in a statement.

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