Life is good in Mickey Mouse land: the Avengers have (re)assembled, the Force is forthcoming and, according to the second quarter earnings report out early Tuesday morning, Disney’s profit and revenue are up year-over-year.
Just weeks after failing to win regulatory support for a $45 billion takeover of competitor Time Warner Cable TWC +0.92%, Comcast CMCSA +1.2% reported a strong first quarter rise in profits and an significant increase in its quarterly dividend and annual share repurchase authorization.
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. held up a copy of The Chicago Defender, the city’s storied black newspaper, its cover plastered with photos of two dozen black men killed by the police. The headline read, “Wake Up: There’s No Justice for Black Men.”