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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- Cablevision Systems Inc and Viacom Inc are discussing a possible settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which the cable operator accuses Viacom of forcing distributors and subscribers to buy channels they do not want, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Cablevision and Viacom declined to comment. In the lawsuit, Cablevision...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- Cablevision Systems Inc and Viacom Inc are discussing a possible settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which the cable operator accuses Viacom of forcing distributors and subscribers to buy channels they do not want, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Cablevision recently agreed to a $17.7 billion takeover by European...

  • If you own these stocks you'd still be in the black Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 9:58 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The stock market is down 6 percent in the past two weeks. Here are the stocks that are still on top.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Sprint Corp could be stronger if merged with a cable company, the U.S wireless company's chief executive said on Thursday, adding that he was not engaged in any such merger talks. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure made the comments to Reuters when asked about brisk acquisition activity in the cable and telecommunications sector and the recent entry of...

  • Jon Najarian buys chip stock on unusual activity Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
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    CNBC "Halftime Report" trader Jon Najarian bought shares of Himax Technologies on Thursday, after spotting unusual activity in the options market.

  • Jon Najarian buys Intersil on unusual activity Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
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    CNBC "Halftime Report" trader Jon Najarian bought shares of Intersil on Friday, after spotting unusual activity in the options market.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- For all the uncertainty on financial markets surrounding the U.S. Worldwide mergers and acquisitions have hit $3.1 trillion year-to-date, according to Thomson Reuters data, just 0.9 percent shy of 2007' s record over the same period. "The Fed's decision to hold off on the rate rise will be good for M&A in general as it will keep borrowing costs...

  • Early movers: ADBE, LQ, AET, IGT, AAPL, BAC & more Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 7:42 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Fed announcement expected at 2 p.m. ET. The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m.. "If the Fed doesn't raise today, we can expect volatility to be elevated as we head into early October," said Philip Blancato, chief executive of...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St higher at midday as Fed decision looms Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    *Fed announcement expected at 2 p.m. ET. *Verizon weights the most on the Dow, S&P. The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m..

  • *Cablevision jumps after Altice deal. Sept 17- Wall Street was little changed in early trading on Thursday, with investors reluctant to trade aggressively ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later in the day. The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news...

  • *Cablevision jumps after Altice deal. Sept 17- Wall Street was little changed at the open on Thursday, with investors reluctant to trade ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later in the day. The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news conference by Chair Janet...

  • US STOCKS-Futures extend losses ahead of Fed decision Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    *Fed announcement expected at 2 p.m. ET. *Cablevision jumps after Altice deal. The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m..

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower as Fed decision looms Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    *The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a press conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m. ET. *Energy stocks pushed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after an almost 6- percent jump in oil prices, but trading was thin as investors braced for the Fed. *Speculation about when the Fed will move has dogged Wall Street for months,...

  • PARIS, Sept 17- European telecoms group Altice will become a major force in the lucrative U.S. cable market after it agreed to buy fourth-largest operator Cablevision for a mix of cash and shares in a deal worth $17.7 billion including debt. In talks that began in June, Drahi managed to convince Charles Dolan, the patriarch of the Irish-American family that owns...

  • LONDON, Sept 17- European shares were steady on Thursday, with the region's stock markets supported by new signs of bid activity which lifted the shares of telecoms company Altice and insurer Phoenix. Altice shares surged by more than 10 percent after the company agreed to buy U.S. cable TV operator Cablevision in a deal worth $17.7 billion, including debt.

  • PARIS, Sept 17- European telecoms group Altice has agreed to buy U.S. cable TV operator Cablevision for a mix of cash and shares in a deal worth $17.7 billion including debt, the two companies confirmed on Thursday. Drahi managed to convince Cablevision's owners, the Dolan family, who had long said they were not sellers, to part with the operator for $34.90 in cash per...

  • Sept 17- U.S. cable TV operator Cablevision Systems Corp has agreed to a $17.7 billion takeover offer by European telecommunications company Altice, according to two people familiar with the matter, the latest acquisitions in a sector struggling with declining viewership. Shares of Cablevision, which is controlled by New York's Dolan family, jumped as much as...

  • Sept 16- Cablevision Systems Corp has agreed to be purchased by European telecommunications company Altice for $17.7 billion, including debt, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters ahead of an official announcement. Shares of Cablevision, which is controlled by New York's Dolan family, jumped 16 percent to $33.12 after the bell on Wednesday.

  • Cablevision agrees to sale to Altice SA -NYT Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 8:13 PM ET

    Sept 16- Cablevision Systems Corp has agreed to be purchased by European telecommunications company Altice SA, the New York Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The cable company could be bought for about $17.7 billion, including debt, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Altice and Cablevision could not be immediately reached for comment.