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  • Merck and Chipotle are big market movers Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:. Merck& Co., down 36 cents to $50.05. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., down $13.93 to $461.74.

  • Wall Street gets a boost, again driven by oil Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:27 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, following oil prices which were rising in early trading. The Dow dropped nearly 300 points Tuesday as U.S. crude tanked 5.5 percent.

  • Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. The number of traditional TV customers is still declining across the industry, and analysts say Comcast's TV gains are largely coming from competitors, like AT&T and Dish, rather than young new cable customers who have...

  • Comcast misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:07 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Comcast Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.97 billion. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Twenty analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $18.79 billion.

  • Comcast reports mixed results Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Comcast reports mixed results

    "Squawk Box's" Joe Kernen breaks down Comcast's quarterly results which missed earnings estimates by a penny but beat on revenues.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. The long-anticipated purge, announced Tuesday, will jettison about 15 percent of Yahoo's workforce along with an assortment of services that Mayer decided aren't worth the time and...

  • Iowa caucus coverage a hit for news networks Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Much like the presidential debates, coverage of the Iowa caucus set new standards for television viewership. An average of 10.2 million people watched the results of the year's first presidential contest Monday on CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. Besides Ted Cruz's mild upset win in the Republican caucus, the Democratic...

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for January, 10 a.m. Eastern. Comcast Corp. reports earnings before the market open. General Motors Co. reports earnings before the market open.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 2:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases January unemployment figures for Europe's biggest...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 1:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases January unemployment figures for Europe's biggest...

  • College dropouts who made millions Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 9:31 AM ET
    Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal.

    These business rockstars found a college degree is not necessarily a pre-rec for phenomenal success.

  • FCC wants more companies making cable boxes Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 3:40 PM ET

    This could help companies like TiVo, Roku and Apple deliver a cable feed, too, as part of their video recorders or streaming-TV devices. The FCC says the average U.S. household pays $231 a year to rent a cable box. FCC commissioners will vote on the proposal on Feb. 18.

  • NEW YORK— Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court. The service is expected to launch in Boston this summer, with plans to expand to other U.S. cities and even internationally, though no time frame was given. In announcing the project in New...

  • 'The X-Files' reaches more than 16 million on return Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    That game was seen by 45.7 million people on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. CBS' coverage of the AFC championship between New England and Denver wasn't in prime time, but it was seen by an average of 53.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. CBS had 8.7 million, NBC had 4.9 million, ABC had 4 million, Univision had 2.1 million, the CW had 2 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million and...

  • Some media giants outperforming market Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 11:06 AM ET
    Some media giants outperforming market

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on media companies that are performing better than the S&P 500.

  • 'Friends' getting back together Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    'Friends' getting back together

    The cast of the hit TV show will reunite for a special two-hour episode.

  • Why media titans need to worry about Netflix Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 10:27 AM ET
    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at CES 2016 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings's plan to take on traditional media may sound like a long shot, but his strategy keeps working, the NYT reports.

  • 7 reasons Apple is a buy: Yoshikami Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 9:51 AM ET
    An apple shop assistant demonstrates an Ipad pro at the Apple store of the High-end shopping district of Omotesando in Tokyo, Japan.

    Concerns about Apple's growth prospects are overblown, says Michael Yoshikami. Here are 7 good reasons to own the stock.

  • Poor 2016 price action sets some stocks up for pop Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 5:00 AM ET
    Worried NYSE traders

    A recent sell-off pushed a group of stocks further into oversold territory, setting them up for a potential rebound, should history be any guide.

  • Why this will be virtual reality's breakout year Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    People play with virtual reality head gear 'Gear VR' of Oculus during the Tokyo Game Show.

    Virtual reality is set to take off in 2016, as Facebook's Oculus and PlayStation launch their highly anticipated hardware.