Fox stock gains ground following O'Reilly firing
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Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, gained ground Thursday following the firing of longtime and top-rated segment host Bill O'Reilly.
The stock finished the day up 68 cents, or 2.2
O'Reilly was fired Wednesday amid a string of sexual harassment allegations. His show, "The O'Reilly Factor," gained some of the highest ratings in cable news and was a key advertising revenue generator for Fox.
21st Century Fox's other holdings include 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, FX Networks and National Geographic Channel.