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  • *Wall Street closed sharply higher on Friday as consumer sentiment jumped and vehicle sales for GM and Ford were stronger-than-expected in April, while manufacturing expansion in the month held steady at near a two-year low. *Data also showed that factory activity in China in April saw its biggest drop in a year, hardening the case for fresh stimulus from...

  • Comcast beats Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:12 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Comcast Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $2.06 billion. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Comcast shares have climbed roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted better-than-expected first-quarter profit, driven by strong growth in its high-speed internet and business services. Comcast, which increased its stock buyback program to $10 billion last quarter, said it would now earmark $6.75 billion for 2015, higher than the $4.25 billion it had...

  • NEW YORK— Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers. Comcast, which also owns NBCUniversal, still has about 6,000 more cable then Internet subscribers, but its Internet customers are expected to surpass cable this...

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Comcast beats Street, adds $2.5B buyback   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Comcast beats Street, adds $2.5B buyback

    The "Squawk Box" news team breaks down Comcast's quarterly results of $0.79 adj. EPS on revenues of $17.853 billion.

  • US bonds hold losses ahead of Fed speeches Monday, 4 May 2015 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders signal transactions in the 10-year Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade.

    U.S. bonds held last week's losses on Monday, with shorter-dated notes marginally higher and their longer-dated counterparts slightly lower.

  • This country may help send 'Avengers 2' soaring Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Actor Mark Ruffalo attends 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' premiere at Indigo Mall on April 19, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" hauled in $255 million overseas ahead of its U.S. debut, but China's box office may be the biggest variable.

  • The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. But "Avengers: Age of Ultron" failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.. Although "Ultron" was the only new film in wide release this weekend, it had...

  • Mayweather defeats Pacquiao in unanimous win Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 1:19 AM ET
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Floyd Mayweather used his reach and his jab to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision

  • Massive demand for Mayweather-Pacquiao swamps PPV Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 11:00 PM ET
    Manny Pacquiao throws a right at Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Customers hoping to watch the matchup between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao via PPV reported difficulties ordering the match.

  • Jobs report is big but watch out for Europe Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • LinkedIn and Yum Brands are big market movers Friday, 1 May 2015 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. LinkedIn Corp., down $46.92 to $205.21. Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund says it has taken a stake in the parent of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut and thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

  • NEW YORK— Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal. Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, wanted Time Warner Cable to bulk up its business-services division,...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 1 May 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m..

  • Do we have a right to high-speed Internet? Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
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    Many Americans in smaller, rural communities feel ignored when it comes to high-speed Internet.

  • May 1- Cable company Charter Communications Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss, hurt by costs from a failed deal between Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc that involved assets it was planning to buy. Still, Charter is being closely watched as potential suitor for Time Warner Cable. Reuters reported on Monday that Time Warner Cable was open to merger...

  • NEW YORK— Charter Communications' first-quarter loss deepened as its customer growth slowed and a major cable-industry deal imploded. Charter was set to buy Bright House Networks LLC for $10 billion, but the acquisition was contingent on Comcast's proposed $45 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable Inc. Charter is renegotiating with Bright House to try to buy...

  • How to see everything this action-packed weekend Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:25 PM ET

    This may end up being one of the greatest weekends in sports and entertainment in a long time. Here's a game plan so you don't miss any of it.

  • Time to embrace online video: Time Warner Cable CEO Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Rob Marcus

    The idea that cable firms can stop the natural trend in customer behavior toward online video is ridiculous, Rob Marcus tells CNBC.