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  • *Small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 to add, delete components. *$5 trillion benchmarked to Russell indexes. NEW YORK, May 29- Investors trying to capitalize on the annual tweaks to the makeup of Russell stock indexes may produce a rush of transactions worth over $40 billion in the final moments of trading on Friday, June 26, when those changes are formalized.

  • HBO Now has been available since April for people to get the service through their iPhones, iPads or an Apple TV, or who were customers of New York- area cable provider Cablevision. As for sports, Dish Network's Sling TV makes ESPN and about 20 other cable channels available over the Internet for $20 a month. Comcast, the country's largest cable company, advertises...

  • FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide' Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access is a critical component of modern life, key education, communication and finding a keeping a job. The FCC says low-income Americans are more likely to rely on smartphones for Internet access. Lifeline was started in 1985 and expanded to include wireless phones in 2005. The FCC's proposal calls...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on...

  • PARIS, May 27- Patrick Drahi, the billionaire owner of European telecoms group Altice, said he didn't bid for Time Warner Cable because his company lacked management resources to digest such a big deal in a market it had only recently entered. "I didn't follow up on the exchanges we had on Time Warner Cable that were mentioned in the media because we were not ready,"...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower as investors eyed renewed strength in the dollar and data that could strengthen the case for a rate hike.

  • NEW YORK— Charter Communications agreed to buy Time Warner Cable on Tuesday for $55.33 billion. April: After more than a year, Comcast gives up on its bid to buy Time Warner Cable. November: London- based Liberty Global paid $13 billion for around 70 percent of Dutch cable provider Ziggo.

  • Charter-Time Warner deal: A lower cable bill? Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    Charter Communications' plan to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could slow price hikes and improve service.

  • *Charter agrees to buy Time Warner Cable in $56 bln deal. PARIS, May 26- Patrick Drahi, the billionaire owner of deal-hungry European telecoms group Altice, will not let missing out on Time Warner Cable dissuade him from further expansion in the United States, people familiar with the situation said. Taking his first step across the Atlantic last week by agreeing to...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 3.7 pct, Charter off 1 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc, controlled by cable industry pioneer John Malone, offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, seeking to combine the No. 3 and No. 2 U.S. cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. The partners, who said on Tuesday the deal would mean better access...

  • Charter-TWC will be 'relatively small': Rutledge Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    Charter CEO Thomas Rutledge explains why his company's bid for Time Warner Cable will succeed where Comcast's failed.

  • Charter agrees to buy Time Warner Cable for $55B Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    The headquarters for Charter Communications Inc., in St. Louis, Mo., is shown.

    Charter Communications says it will buy Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal worth $55 billion.

  • Futures hold lower after durable goods Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:02 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to lower open on Tuesday ahead of a hectic day of data releases, following the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.8 pct at $184.59. May 26- John Malone's Charter Communications Inc struck a $56 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, seeking to combine the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. Charter, in which Malone-chaired Liberty Broadband Corp owns about 26 percent, is...

  • UPDATE 2-Charter to buy Time Warner Cable for $56 bln Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:55 AM ET

    May 26- John Malone's Charter Communications Inc struck a $56 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, seeking to combine the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. Charter, in which Malone-chaired Liberty Broadband Corp owns about 26 percent, offered about $195.71 in cash-and-stock for each Time...

  • In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. Whether government regulators will approve...

  • May 26- Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to better compete with market leader Comcast Corp. The equity portion of the deal is $55.76 billion based on Time Warner Cable's diluted shares outstanding as of March 31. The offer values each Time...

  • Charter to buy Time Warner Cable in a $78.7 bln deal Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    May 26- Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc in a cash-and-stock deal that values the larger rival at $78.7 billion, to compete with No. 1 U.S. cable services provider Comcast Corp..

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...