• Jan 8- Activist-investor Starboard Value LP has reiterated that Yahoo Inc should consider a merger with AOL Inc and cut costs to improve profits, spurred by media reports that Yahoo is exploring other large-scale acquisitions. Starboard, in September, urged Yahoo to consider merging with AOL on the grounds that a deal could create up to $1 billion in "synergies"...

  • BUZZ-YAHOO INC, AOL INC: STARBOARD KEEPS UP PRESSURE TO MERGE@** Yahoo's shares up 2.4 pct at $49.74; AOL's. **Starboard LP writes to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, saying company should explore combination with AOL and cut costs to improve profits. **Up to Wednesday's close, AOL's stock had risen 7.3 pct and Yahoo's stock had risen 24.7 pct since Starboard delivered its...

  • Starboard reiterates Yahoo should combine with AOL Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:48 AM ET

    Jan 8- Yahoo Inc shareholder Starboard Value LP reiterated that the company should explore a combination with AOL Inc and cut costs to improve profits. Yahoo's number one priority must be to monetize its investments in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Yahoo Japan Corp, the activist investor wrote in a letter to Yahoo's board on Thursday. Starboard, which first...

  • Starboard concerned over Yahoo acquisition  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    Starboard has issued a letter expressing its concern over reports of a Yahoo acquisition, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • Start-ups face digital advertising squeeze Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    A wave of M&A in the digital ad space may leave no room for start-up companies, according to a recent report.

  • Advertisers may fall in love with cord cutters Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton introduces Sling Television, an Internet pay-television service, at he 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas.

    Cord cutting has been blamed for weak TV ratings, but viewers who watch video over the Internet may be more valuable to advertisers.

  • AOL CEO dismisses merger, takeover rumors Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.

    Tim Armstrong, AOL's chief executive, dismissed recent rumors of a possible partnership with Verizon or merger with Yahoo.

  • Reality of AOL's ad biz  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO, discusses Yahoo merger buzz, the future of digital advertising and competition in the media technology space.

  • AOL's Armstrong: On digital mission  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO, about the speculation of a deal with Verizon and the company's digital content strategy.

  • *Services sector expands at slowest rate since Feb- Markit. NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stocks ended lower for a fifth session on Tuesday as data showed slower growth in the U.S. service sector and oil prices fell further. The S&P 500' s losing streak was its longest in about 13 months, but the index ended off the day's lows, having fallen as much as 1.4 percent earlier, at one point...

  • S&P 500 records longest loss streak since late 2013 Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:37 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 29, 2014.

    Stocks fell Tuesday as investors fretted the implications of crude's failure to find a floor.

  • Too many rumors could spell trouble for AOL Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Lowell McAdam, Verizon, and Tim Armstrong, AOL

    Rumors of an AOL takeover are heating up, but that's not necessarily a good thing.

  • Verizon not pursuing AOL takeover - CEO Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    Jan 6- Verizon Communications Inc Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the company is not planning any major acquisitions, following a report that Verizon had approached AOL Inc for a potential deal. "I think AOL along with lots of other media companies are potential for us to do partnering, on a commercial basis or whatever," McAdam said at a conference on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday in choppy trading, extending losses a day after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since early October as data showed the pace of growth in the U.S. economy had slowed. An election in Greece which may trigger its exit from the euro zone is some three weeks ahead, increasing the difficulty for the European Central Bank to...

  • Verizon CEO on AOL: Not in acquisition talks  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam states AOL and other media companies are potential partners, but they are not in significant acquisition talks with AOL. CNBC's David Faber reports.

  • Reports of AOL talks 'not accurate': Verizon CEO Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam speaks during a keynote address at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    Reports that Verizon has held concrete discussions to acquire AOL are "not accurate," Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the largest losses on Wall Street since early October and ahead of a large data batch that will show the momentum of the U.S. economy at the end of last year. A gauge of durable goods and factory orders for November is due at 10 a.m. EST, as well as an index of economic optimism for January.

  • Early Movers: AOL, COH, CSX, FDX, ORCL & more Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    Companies making headlines ahead of the bell Tuesday:

  • AOL shares surge on potential deal with Verizon Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    A pedestrian talks on his cell phone while walking past the Verizon Communications Inc. headquarters in New York.

    Verizon Communications has approached AOL about a potential acquisition or joint venture to expand its mobile-video offerings, Bloomberg has reported.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the largest losses on Wall Street since early October and ahead of a large data batch that will show the momentum of the U.S. economy at the end of last year. *AOL Inc shares rose 6.8 percent in premarket trading the day after a report that Verizon Communications approached AOL about a...