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  • Stocks Rally Ahead of Fed Decision Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 1:28 PM ET

    Stocks rallied unusually sharply for a Fed-meeting day, buoyed by oil's drop below $120 a barrel and a better-than-expected report on the services sector.

  • Stocks Jump After Service-Sector Report Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    Stocks jumped after a report showed a better-than-expected improvement in the service sector last month.  The market had already been buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence that the Federal Reserve won't deliver any surprise surprise rate moves.

  • Cablevision Considering Spinoff, Paying Dividend Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    Cablevision Systems said Tuesday it would hire investment banks to help evaluate a spin off at least one of its businesses, among other strategies, including buying back stock or paying out dividends, sending shares up as much as 8 percent.

  • Monday a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that prohibited Cablevision from offering "Network DVRs". This technology allows pretty much anyone with cable to easily and less expensively enjoy the ad-free viewing a DVR allows.

  • Comcast Profit Rises on Phone, Internet Gains Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 10:48 AM ET
    Comcast

    Comcast, the largest U.S. cable service provider, posted a higher quarterly profit as it gained market share in phone and Internet services and controlled expenses, sending shares up 6 percent.

  • Verizon's Earnings And The FiOS Big Apple Debut Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 4:08 PM ET
    Verizon

    Verizon Communications announced better than expected second quarter earnings before the bell. Earnings rose 12 percent, driven by its wireless business, as the company gains marketshare, adds net new subscribers and improves turnover rates.

  • Verizon Profit Rises 12%, Led By Wireless Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 1:52 PM ET
    Verizon

    Verizon Communications posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday on strong wireless sales and improved margins, offsetting a fall in landline users.

  • The Daily News and The Post Talk Business Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 9:41 AM ET
    News Corporation

    Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation owns The New York Post, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the real estate developer and owner of The Daily News, who for years have been bitter tabloid competitors, are considering the unthinkable: cooperation.

  • NBC Universal, Blackstone Bid for Weather Channel Friday, 30 May 2008 | 4:34 AM ET

    A consortium including NBC Universal and Blackstone Group bidding for the Weather Channel is offering about $1.8 billion in equity for their bid, or roughly half the total offer, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Stocks Rebound From Last Week's Drop Monday, 12 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Stocks got off to a good start Monday with the Dow making triple digit gains for the week. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Techs, Financials Lead Rally; HP Skids Monday, 12 May 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks started the week off higher, led by financials and technology stocks. RIMM and MBIA rose, while HP declined.

  • Stocks Advance; MBIA, RIMM Jump Monday, 12 May 2008 | 2:22 PM ET

    Stocks started the week off higher as the dollar rose to a two-month high and oil receded. MBIA bounced despite reporting an astouding quarterly loss.

  • Cablevision Takes Newsday; Murdoch Drops Out Monday, 12 May 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Cablevision Systems sealed a $650 million deal to buy 97 percent of Newsday Media Group from Tribune, the companies said Monday, after Rupert Murdoch's News Corp withdrew its bid.

  • Stocks Bounce Back; Banks Skid Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from the prior session's slide, led by techs and materials, as techs staged a rebound and materials benefited from higher metal prices. Better-than-expected retail sales also buoyed the market.  Financials declined after federal regulators proposed increased oversight of investment banks.

  • Retail Sales Boost Stocks; Financials Slide Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back Thursday following a sharp drop in jobless claims and better-than-expected monthly sales from Wal-Mart.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 7:48 PM ET

    Retailers' April sales reports could shape early market action Thursday and provide a window on just how the consumer is faring.

  • Family Business Trade Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    You can't pick your family, but you can pick your stocks. When you’re buying along bloodlines how can you separate the black sheep from the family jewels?

  • Cablevision Makes $650 Million Bid for Newsday Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Cablevision Systems has made a $650 million bid for Tribune's Newsday newspaper, topping rival offers from media titans Rupert Murdoch and Mortimer Zuckerman, a source briefed on the matter said Friday.

  • Tribune Near Plan to Sell Newsday to News Corp Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 1:07 AM ET

    Tribune plans to sell the Newsday daily newspaper on Long Island to News Corp for about $580 million, The Wall Street Journal reported online on Monday, citing sources familiar with the situation.

  • Mad Mail: What's the Deal with Dolan Media? Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 6:52 PM ET

    Plus, a Cramerica-inspired greyhound race. There goes swifty!