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  • NEW YORK-- "There is an inherent evil to the wondrous technology that we embrace blindly," says J.J. Abrams. It's a loaded observation that seems simultaneously quizzical, thrilled and circumspect. And it hints at the world view of Abrams, the alliteratively initialed writer-director-producer whose latest series, "Revolution," airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.

  • --The company plans to issue $290 million of senior unsecured notes to partially finance this acquisition.

  • CBS' new period-piece drama, "Vegas," debuted in sixth place, while its contemporary Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "Elementary," premiered in 10th place, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was No. 1 in the rankings, but CBS' "NCIS" was second for the week, "NCIS: Los Angeles" was fourth and "Big Bang Theory" was fifth.

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    TheStreet.com reports on one analyst who says ADT is a “safe” bet on the housing market.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Inspired by travel sites like Expedia, start-up Wiresurfer.com is promising to condense three days work into fifteen minutes for small companies shopping for telecommunications services.

  • While earlier than anticipated, Fitch believes the company is beginning to accumulate cash to fund an anticipated future redemption of GE's interest in NBCUniversal Holdings.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 1- Microsoft Corp is launching its own news operation as part of its new-look MSN website when Windows 8 launches later this month. Microsoft sold its 50 percent stake in news website MSNBC.com in July to longtime partner NBCUniversal, now majority-owned by Comcast Corp.

  • O'Donnell, who jumped to CBS last year after more than a decade at NBC News, replaced Erica Hill within the trio of "CBS This Morning" hosts that also include Charlie Rose and Gayle King.

  • NEW YORK-- The Ryder Cup's final day has drawn its highest preliminary television rating since the last big comeback 13 years ago. Sunday's coverage on NBC earned a 4.1 overnight rating and 9 share. NBC is controlled by Comcast Corp..

  • Yesterday we saw some bullish action in Viacom, with one options trader buying 60,000 December 60 calls for $0.50 each with the stock at 54.59.

  • Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    On the final play of Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, a Seahawks pass was called a touchdown when it appeared Green Bay had actually intercepted the ball.  But does a "blown call" really matter?

  • Stocks closed off their best levels Tuesday, but the Dow still logged its best level in nearly five years, ahead of a key decision from the German Constitutional Court and possible action from the Federal Reserve.

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    Here are the top 10 most widely held and heavily weighted stocks owned by equity mutual funds in all 401(k) retirement plans.

  • NASDAQ

    It takes 17 Nasdaq 100 stocks to match Apple’s point impact on the index this year.

  • Amazon.com

    Amazon is adding NBC shows to its roster of free videos that can be watched online by customers who pay $79 a year for unlimited free shipping on goods bought at the online retailer, whose shares hit an all-time high Friday.

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    Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that people are still flocking to parks and spending more money there despite the tight economy. He said the entertainment giant also sees "room to increase pricing" further.

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    For Amtrak riders in the busy Northeast corridor, the promise of Wi-Fi has become an infuriating tease. It either doesn't work or is unbearably slow. Amtrak officials say tech updates are coming and improvements should be seen by the end of the year.