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  • Stocks continued to selloff Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Intel fell, while H&P rose.

  • Stocks are lower as investors shrug off a positive government report on consumer spending and a raft of mergers and acquisitions news.  bank of America, Amex fell, while H&P rose.

  • Following a flurry of M&A activity, investors are wondering who's the next takeover candidate. Why one analyst said Yahoo should buy Hulu.

  • Netflix shares have gained a whopping 185 percent over the past 12 months, but the stock is off from its all-time high it hit recently, now facing analyst downgrades and a slew of changes to the media landscape.

  • Google

    Today's news that Google is partnering with DirecTV to sell ads for cable networks could have far-reaching implications for Google and the ad business. This could be a win-win-win for Google, DirecTV, as well as advertisers, and it has the potential to shake up Madison Avenue.

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

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    Time Warner reported its fastest growth in two years and CEO Jeff Bewkes says media is back: "We're looking at a very strong performance in the middle of this economic situation."

  • CBS

    CBS stock rose 3.5 percent Monday, a day ahead of its quarterly earnings, which are expected to be higher on rebounding ad spending. But that isn't the only good news for CBS: the company has announced that it struck a 10 year retransmission agreement with Comcast, to distribute CBS network, local stations, College Sports TV, Showtime and the Smithsonian channel.

  • The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.

  • Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, July 28.

  • Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • Everyone got out of hand with too much leverage a few years ago. Now in deal making, the media banker said, "we are giving companies enough leverage to actually transact in sectors—sometimes with leverage ratios that are higher than if they traded in that same sector."

  • Stocks declined Wednesday after a weak durable-goods report and disappointing earnings report from Boeing.

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    The cable company reported an 8.6 percent drop in second-quarter earnings Wednesday partly because of costs related to its pending takeover of NBC Universal, yet it saw improvements in advertising and demand for pricier television services.

  • Stocks pared their gains on Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset some earlier better-than-expected earnings results. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Eugene Peroni, senior VP and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management, shared their insights.

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    Everyone tracks home sales closely for a sign about how the economy’s doing. But there’s another housing indicator you might not know about.

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    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 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.