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Disney News Round-up: The Walt Disney Company Donates to Hurricane Recovery, Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary, and More

Happy Wednesday. We've made it to the middle of the week and it's time for another Disney news round-up where we give you some of the big news of the week so far in brief. Today we're talking about recovery efforts for Hurricane Matthew, a big celebration in Disneyland Paris, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Parks Moms Panel Applications Open, Princess Jasmine Makeover, and More

Happy Friday and welcome to today's Disney news round-up! In today's new we're talking about the applications for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel, a new runDisney race season and much more. Let's check out what's been going on.

Tom Staggs Leaving The Walt Disney Company

Tom Staggs, the man who many thought was the heir apparent to Disney CEO Bob Iger, has announced that he's leaving The Walt Disney Company after 26 years. The announcement was a shock to many in entertainment and business, and also sent the company's stock tumbling Monday afternoon.

The Walt Disney Company Announces Semi-Annual Cash Dividend

If you own shares in The Walt Disney Company, listen up! The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors has announced a cash dividend of $0.71 per share for the second half of the fiscal year 2015. The dividend will be payable January 11, 2016 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on December 14.

The Walt Disney Company Reportedly Hiring Intern to Help Company Thwart Cyberattacks

The Walt Disney Company is looking to hire a "Global Intelligence Analyst Intern" according to a job posting that was posted the corporate website. The job posting is no longer visible on the site, which could mean it has been filled or removed from the site.

Jonathan S. Headley Named Treasurer of The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company has announced that Jonathan S. Headley has been named Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Headley had previously served as the Assistant Treasurer of the company and succeed Christine McMcarthy who was named CFO earlier this summer.

The Walt Disney Company Announces Details for Shanghai Disney Resort

The Walt Disney Company has released more details for the Shanghai Disney Resort at a recent media event in the Shanghai Expo Center. A scale model of the resort was unveiled showcasing the resort's two hotels, Disneytown, and the six themed lands at Shanghai Disneyland.

The Walt Disney Company Announces 2015 Disney Legends

The Walt Disney Company has announced the 2015 Disney Legends and the honorees include George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, and actress Susan Lucci. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony takes place August 14 at the D23 Expo.

Christine M. McCarthy Named Chief Financial Officer at The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company has named Christine M. McCarthy the Chief Financial Officer, replacing Jay Rasulo who recently announced that he was resigning from the company. The promotion makes McCarthy the company's first female CFO and the most senior female executive in company history.

The Walt Disney Company Ranked as No. 2 Most Respected Company by ‘Barron’s’

The Walt Disney Company was recently named the second most-respected company in the world by Barron's. Disney has been ranked in the top 10 companies for the last five years, ending up in the number six spot last year.

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What It Took to Bring MyMagic+ and Magic Bands to the Walt Disney World Resort

It's a story filled with drama, intrigue, cast changes, and outrageous budgets. Think we're talking about the latest blockbuster film from Disney? Not even close. We're talking about the story behind MyMagic+ and Magic Bands and how the way we all experience Walt Disney World Resort has changed in the past few years.

Bob Iger to Remain Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Through June 30, 2018

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors has extended the contract of Chairman and CEO Bob Iger through June 30, 2018.

Iger has been at the helm of The Walt Disney Company since 2005.

Under Iger's leadership Disney has acquired Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel. The company has also seen an expansion of its parks and resorts around the world, including the opening next year of Shanghai Disneyland.

Walt Disney Company Raises Annual Dividend by 15 Percent

The Walt Disney Company announced that it is raising its annual dividend by 15 percent to 86 cents from 75 cents.

This boost comes after the company's third consecutive year of record net income, earnings per share, and revenue.

The dividend is payable on January 16, 2014 to shareholders of record on December 16. It is the 58th consecutive dividend payment to shareholders according to the company.

Disney’s Theme Parks and Interactive Media Divisions Boost Company’s Fourth Quarter Profits

The Walt Disney Company has reported a positive end to its fourth quarter and fiscal year, reporting a 7 percent increase in revenue for the year and an 8 percent increase in net income.

The positive quarter-and year-end results were due in large part to the theme park and interactive segments, including sales of Disney Infinity.

Disney Cast Members Couch to 5K Plus

The fun and inventive runDisney events have been inspiring Disney fans around the world to get up off the couch and get moving. But the Walt Disney Company's commitment to health and fitness isn't just about getting guests to visit the property. Since 2011 hundreds of Cast Members have been taking steps in the right direction to become more active.