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  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is nearing a $55 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc, combining the third- and second-largest U.S. cable operators, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal, which values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, comes just one month after Comcast Corp dropped its $45.2 billion merger...

  • 'Tomorrowland' tops weak US holiday box office Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 5:51 PM ET
    A still from Walt Disney's Tomorrowland.

    There weren't as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office, as newcomer "Tomorrowland" disappointed with a $32.2 million debut.

  • The talks underscored Altice's intentions to pursue a deal with Time Warner Cable, which is also being courted by Charter Communications Inc after Comcast Corp abandoned its $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last month over U.S. antitrust concerns.

  • Charter in talks with TWC; bid likely above $170/shr Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    A Time Warner Cable truck is viewed in Brooklyn in New York City.

    Charter is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above the $170 per share, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • May 21- Charter Communications is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above the $170 per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast Corp, whose...

  • May 21- Charter Communications is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above $170 per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast Corp, whose all-stock...

  • May 21- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc to convey that the agency is not against cable deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. Wheeler saw some of the statements as a "significant over-reading" of the FCC staff's stance on the Comcast-Time...

  • Sports debate: Are streaming fans stealing rights? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    Streaming sports mobile phone

    The sports media world weighs in on the growing controversy surrounding sports streaming on apps like Meerkat and Periscope.

  • Spotify to add video, announces new partnerships Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Music streaming service Spotify will start offering video content with partners that include Comedy Central and Vice News.

  • *Altice also interested in Time Warner Cable- sources. In addition to Suddenlink, the seventh-largest U.S. cable player, Altice has also approached No.2 provider Time Warner Cable over a deal, sources said, creating a potential bidding war with John Malone's Charter Communications. Altice Chief Executive Dexter Goei declined to comment on Time Warner, saying...

  • US corporate debt sales top $100B for May Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
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    The bond market enjoyed another strong day, with corporate debt sales surpassing the $100 billion mark, the FT reports.

  • Altice enters US cable market with Suddenlink buy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    French telecommunications group Altice said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion.

  • May 19- French telecommunications group Altice SA has held talks to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, and is close to buying smaller peer Suddenlink, moving into the U.S cable market, according to people familiar with the matter. Time Warner Cable has a market capitalization of $44.5 billion. Since Time Warner Cable's merger with Comcast fell apart last month, Time...

  • Charter, Bright House Networks say merger on track Monday, 18 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    May 18- Cable operator Charter Communications Inc's planned buyout of Bright House Networks is on track, the companies said, defying expectations that the deal would fall through after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Charter, the No. 4 U.S. cable operator, clinched the deal with Bright House in March contingent on completion of Comcast...

  • A cappella girls beat homicidal robot at box office Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:27 AM ET
    The Avengers unite against Ultron in the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes at the box office, snagging first place on the charts with $70.3 million debut.

  • Round the clock television, just for...babies? Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    E*Trade baby

    BabyFirst TV is the first 24-hour network that creates original programming for babies as young as 6 months.

  • How Snoop hot-boxed ad buyers and other hoopla Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Snoop Dogg attends his listening party in New York.

    Admit it: Business meetings are pretty dour, save a few notable events. The upfronts and digital newfronts are one of those spectacles.

  • Guess what Big Media pitched the ad guys Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Dolly Parton performs at the NBC Upfront Presentation, May 11, 2015.

    If you missed this year's upfront presentations, here are some key takeaways.

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...