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  • CHICAGO— Comcast, long dogged by a terrible reputation for customer service, is planning to hire thousands and is rolling out new tools to improve its interactions with customers. Comcast is the country's biggest cable company. Asked if Comcast's customer-service issues were a factor in the government's rejection of the $45 billion deal, Comcast Corp. CEO...

  • In a letter dated Monday, Netflix said if the deal is completed in its current form, AT&T could decide to hurt online video producers like Netflix and Hulu in order to protect the investment it's making in DirecTV. It could do that by implementing data caps or usage-based pricing that would make Netflix video more expensive to watch, Netflix said, adding that AT&T...

  • NEW YORK— A slate of CBS dramas and comedies dominated the Nielsen Top 20 last week, lifting CBS to its 10th consecutive win in viewership. CBS claimed 13 of the Top 20 series, led by the No. 1 show, "NCIS," followed by "NCIS: New Orleans" and "The Big Bang Theory." For the week of April 27- May 3, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: "NCIS," CBS, 14.9 million; "NCIS: New Orleans,"...

  • Cable company Comcast launched a voice-controlled TV remote for some of its Xfinity customers Tuesday. It's that simple, "said Sree Kotay, a software architect at Comcast Corp.. Amazon.com Inc., for example, offers a voice search with its Fire TV streaming device.

  • CHICAGO, May 5- A new feature on Comcast Corp's pay television service will let parents activate a child-friendly zone that provides access only to age-appropriate shows and movies, the company said on Tuesday. Chief Executive Brian Roberts also announced the launch of a voice-controlled remote control for Comcast's X1 operating system that can search and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. According to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday, Netflix representatives met recently with more than 20 FCC officials and raised concerns about the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV as currently proposed, according to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday. Previous FCC filings from Netflix on the deal called for approval with conditions. Netflix's April 30 meeting with the FCC's merger...

  • 1. "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," Disney, $191,271,109, 4,276 locations, $44,731 average, $191,271,109, 1 week. 4. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," Sony, $5,880,022, 3,548 locations, $1,657 average, $51,516,418, 3 weeks. 5. "Home," 20th Century Fox, $3,472,177, 2,852 locations, $1,217 average, $158,304,454, 6 weeks.

  • Yields rise as investors pause ahead of data blitz Monday, 4 May 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    Traders signal transactions in the 10-year Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade.

    Bonds were higher, hewing to narrow ranges on a combination of consolidation from last week's decline and low trading volumes in Tokyo and London.

  • Stop hating on Facebook's 'evil' algorithm Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    The creator of viral-content site ViralNova says Facebook's new algorithm isn't an "evil robot," it's your friend. C'mon. Hug your friend.

  • *Cisco slips after saying Chambers to step down as CEO. May 4- Wall Street was poised to open higher on Monday ahead of data that is expected to show demand for U.S. factory orders rose in March, signaling that the manufacturing sector is strengthening despite a stronger dollar. Factory activity in China in April recorded its biggest drop in a year, hardening the case...

  • 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...

  • Wall Street awaits Fed speeches, eyes earnings Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
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    U.S. stock index futures suggested a higher Wall Street open on Monday, following European and Asian markets higher.

  • Early movers: CVC, CMCSA, TSN, MCD & more Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Comcast earnings, revenue top expectations Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    A Comcast service van in Miami.

    Comcast delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Monday.

  • 'Avengers' sequel 2nd biggest US open of all time Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.

  • *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...

  • Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:01 AM ET

    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. For the first time, the country's largest cable provider, which also owns NBCUniversal, has more Internet subscribers than cable subscribers, Comcast executive...