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    Consumers Beating Manufacturers at Their Own Game

    Forced to tighten their belts during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, consumers realized they weren't missing much. Recent research from Deloitte reinforces the idea that manufacturers are selling their products to a new type of consumer.

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    Cable Rivals Partner to Battle Blackouts

    Cable companies and content providers have repeatedly battled over fees, with channels getting temporarily yanked from the air during negotiations. Today 31 video distributors are partnering to form the "American Television Alliance," to address the rules governing broadcast signals and the threat of blackouts. The group says it aims to "protect consumers in today's changing TV environment" — to keep their favorite shows from being collateral damage of negotiations, as when Disney pulled ABC off Cablevision's air right before the Oscars.

  • The Federal Communications Commission has restarted its review of Comcast's plan to take control of NBC Universal after the companies provided the agency with additional details about their businesses.

  • June 28: Unusual Volume Leaders

    What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Dow Loses 1.4% After Late Selloff

    Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, dragged down by disappointing housing data and weakness in energy shares.

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    Disney vs. Dish: 4 HD Channels Pulled From Air

    Dish stock dropped 3.75% and Disney shares slid over 2% Tuesday as the companies battle over compensation for Disney/ABC's high def channels.

  • Stocks Tumble Further In Final Hour of Trading

    Stocks fell further in late trading Tuesday as energy stocks dragged and technology and health care stocks were higher.

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    Netflix Profit Taking Following Barron's Article

    Shares of Netflix continue to slide Tuesday after falling over five percent Monday following a critical Barron's article.

  • Stocks Slide After Drop in Home Sales

    Stocks declined Tuesday after a surprise drop in existing-home sales. The dollar rose agains the euro and commodity stocks weakened.

  • Futures Falter; Yuan Boost Evaporates

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Tuesday as euphoria over China's pledge to allow the yuan to appreciate faded.

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    In NBC-Comcast Deal, Quiet Concerns

    As public comments on Comcast’s proposed merger close, local television broadcasters have been noticeably silent about the plans of the cable provider, known as a bruising competitor, reports The New York Times.

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    GOP California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and her husband had nearly $3 million in income and at least $27 million in assets in 2008, according to her latest tax return and financial disclosure report.

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    The FCC hosted an open hearing today to discuss how to seek the best legal framework for Internet regulation — the commission voted 3 to 2 to continue the re-regulation process. It's now moving closer to Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal for a "third way," a selection of some of the stricter rules now regulating telecom.

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    "The recent market collapse has once again rewarded the short sellers," says the head of a website that tracks daily short movements. "Short selling is back."

  • Cable Wars Over Bresnan Communications

    Cable pioneers John Malone and Charles Dolan are the remaining bidders for cable television company Bresnan Communications, according to people close to the process, and there are the price will exceed eight times the company’s expected EBITDA in 2010.

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    ESPN 3D Kicks Off 3D Ad Game

    ESPN 3D's launch Friday with World Cup coverage marks the beginning of a whole new 3D advertising business. The channel announced it's launching with 3D commercials from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3, (corporate synergy), plus Sony and Gillette.

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    AT&T's New Tiered Pricing: Why & Why Now?

    Today AT&T announced a big change in how it's charging for data—dropping unlimited, flat-fee plans, in favor of tiered pricing. This is a major shift, which should have rippled throughout telecom, and even into cable.

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    What Will Disney Do with ABC?

    Insider trading allegations have hit The Walt Disney Company. But the real story hidden within the SEC criminal complaint was the inclusion of an email about Disney's possible sale of ABC.

  • Halftime: Will Market Chatter Move Disney?

    New chatter suggests Disney may be looking to jettison ABC. Should you trade the speculation?

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    What Does Google TV Mean for Media?

    Google TV aims to eliminate the line between your computer and your television. It's designed to allow you to surf a range of websites and access online video from your couch.