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April 9- Kristin Dolan, a Cablevision executive who is also married to Chief Executive Officer James Dolan, will become chief operating officer, the cable TV provider said on Wednesday. Cablevision has not had a chief operating officer since Tom Rutledge left in 2011. He later became chief executive of Charter Communications.
*Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei to leave Barnes& Noble board. April 3- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp said on Thursday it has sold almost all of its stake in Barnes& Noble Inc, ending a nearly three-year bet that the struggling retailer would emerge as a dominant seller of e-books.
March 28- Time Warner Cable Inc said on Friday it was committed to a deal reached with larger cable operator Comcast Corp in response to calls by Charter Communications that shareholders reject the $45 billion merger.
*Morgan Stanley tops global rankings. LONDON, March 28- A string of large transactions drove the value of global mergers and acquisitions activity up by 54 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, reflecting greater deal-making confidence among chief executives.
Feb 28- Charter Communications would consider buying subscribers that Comcast could divest as part of its proposed Time Warner Cable takeover, Greg Maffei, chief executive of Charter's largest stakeholder, Liberty Media, said on Friday.
Charter was outmaneuvered in its $37.3 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable when Comcast Corp offered $45.2 billion. Rutledge declined to comment when asked if he was worried about the size of Comcast, already the No. 1 cable provider in the United States, if regulators allow the Time Warner Cable deal to go through.
Ssome of Friday's midday movers:
Feb 21- Charter Communications Inc, whose bid to take over Time Warner Cable Inc was thwarted earlier this month, swung to a fourth-quarter profit, helped by its acquisition of Cablevision System Corp's western cable business.
Feb 21- Charter Communications Inc, which said earlier this month that it would wage a proxy battle for control of the board of Time Warner Cable Inc, posted a fourth-quarter profit, compared year-earlier loss, helped by growth in revenue from its internet, commercial and video businesses.
January's existing home sales are expected to show a decline of 3.5 percent to 4.7 million, and nobody will be surprised if it is worse.
With more storms coming, traders will be plowing through economic reports for the impact of winter weather on the economy and corporate profits.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- Talks between Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc over how they could together buy Time Warner Cable Inc quickly soured as the two bickered over price and the feasibility of engineering a split of the No. 2 U.S. cable operator.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- World stock markets edged higher on Thursday as soft U.S. economic data was blamed on bad weather, while the dollar fell to a two-week low against the euro. U.S. stocks rose, with big gains in technology shares giving the Nasdaq a sixth straight session of gains, its best advance since December 2011.
*Cisco falls after results, but tech sector rises. NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq rising for a sixth straight day, as investors looked past disappointing data on consumer spending, chalking the weakness up to weather instead of weaker fundamentals.
*Cisco falls after results, but tech sector rises. NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, putting the Nasdaq on track for a sixth straight day of gains as investors looked past disappointing data on consumer spending, chalking the weakness up to weather instead of weaker fundamentals.
Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable may be good news for sports fans; less so for budget-conscious subscribers.
Who are the biggest losers in the Comcast merger? Charter Communications is most obvious, but television companies also face risk.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
JPMorgan Chase& Co, former top Morgan Stanley banker Paul Taubman and Barclays, which together advised Comcast, would split an estimated $51 million to $68 million in advisory fees if the proposed deal goes through, according to estimates by Freeman& Co LLC.
*Cisco falls after results, outlook. *Comcast to buy Time Warner. NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Thursday, weighed by a disappointing outlook from Cisco Systems and weaker-than-expected data on consumer spending and the labor market.