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  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc and the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV became the country's largest pay-TV company on Friday, completing their $48.5 billion merger after receiving final regulatory approval. The requirements from the FCC, which ensures that deals are in the public interest, include protections for rival...

  • AT&T and the FCC, which determines if telecom mergers are in the public interest, have spent recent weeks negotiating conditions, including requirements that AT&T expand its broadband service and ensure that it does not discriminate against rival content. Video companies Netflix Inc and Dish Network Corp, traffic company Cogent Communications Holdings...

  • NEW YORK— Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast. Comcast's Internet customers surpassed its cable customers in the second quarter for the first time ever, underscoring that the future of the industry is broadband. Fears about a larger Comcast's dominance of the high-speed Internet market led to the downfall in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- AT&T Inc is close to wrapping up its deal to buy DirecTV as U.S. telecom and antitrust regulators signaled a green light for the $48.5 billion merger that would create the country's largest pay-TV company. AT&T and the FCC have spent recent weeks negotiating the conditions of the deal that combines the No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Harbinger Capital Partners, the hedge fund firm run by Philip Falcone, filed a new lawsuit accusing satellite TV company Dish Network Corp and its chairman, Charles Ergen, of illegally trying to strip it of control of wireless company LightSquared during its bankruptcy. The reorganization called for Harbinger to retain a 44.5 percent equity...

  • Harbinger sues Dish, Ergen over LightSquared Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 21- Harbinger Capital Partners, the hedge fund firm run by Philip Falcone, has filed a new lawsuit accusing satellite TV company Dish Network Corp and its chairman, Charles Ergen, of illegally trying to strip it of control of the bankrupt wireless company LightSquared. The lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court seeks at least $1.5...

  • July 16- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is set to reject $3.3 billion worth of discounts requested by partners of Dish Network Corp, SNR Wireless and NorthStar Wireless, in the government's $45 billion airwave auction earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The FCC officials reviewed $13.3 billion of winning bids by the...

  • July 16- Rovi Corp, a digital entertainment guides provider, said it will appeal a California court decision to invalidate five of its patents and the order that Netflix did not infringe the patents. Santa Clara, California- based Rovi's intellectual property portfolio includes patents licensed to pay TV providers such as Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc,...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed the agency's first such cap on Thursday, and also dismissed T-Mobile US Inc's request for new limits on how much spectrum dominant carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc can buy in the next auction in 2016.. The FCC is expected to decide in coming days whether Dish abused the small-business discount program by...

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday proposed changes to the rules for government airwaves auctions to prevent big companies from tapping a discount program intended for small businesses. The program rules drew fresh scrutiny earlier this year after two companies affiliated with Dish Network Corp...

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, June 17- U.S. cable company Comcast Corp is not interested in buying wireless carrier T-Mobile US, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Manager Magazin of Germany, citing sources, had said earlier that the largest U.S. cable operator was in talks with T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom AG about buying the No. 4 U.S. wireless...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as Greek crisis weighs Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    *Greece talks suffer setback after IMF quits. *Apple weighs on Nasdaq; IBM on Dow. Greece said it would not cross its "red lines" as it looked to intensify political negotiations for an agreement, saying IMF's move to quit bailout talks was aimed at putting pressure on Athens.

  • June 12- Wall Street was set to open lower as optimism regarding a resolution of the Greek debt crisis faded with the International Monetary Fund pulling out of bailout talks. Greece said it would not cross its "red lines" as it looked to intensify political negotiations for an agreement, saying IMF's move was designed to put pressure on Athens.

  • Early movers: TWTR, BOJA, URBN, WSM, GOOG & more Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *The International Monetary Fund dramatically raised the stakes in Greece's stalled debt talks late on Thursday, announcing that its delegation had left negotiations in Brussels and flown home because of "major differences" with Athens. *The University of Michigan's preliminary June reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment is expected to have...

  • After-hours buzz: Twitter, Bojangles, ExOne & more Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Twitter, Bojangles, ExOne & more.

  • Early movers: LULU, GE, PBY, CPB, HPQ & more Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Sling TV's Web service now has 250K subscribers Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    Signage for Dish's Sling television service at the CES in Las Vegas, January 7, 2015.

    Subscribers paying for Sling TV, a service that delivers pay TV over the Web, total 250,000.

  • Mega-M&A: Number of large deals to set record Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 12:12 PM ET

    So far this year, 27 global M&A deals with a value greater than $10 billion were announced, a record pace for mega-dealmaking.

  • Breakout: Three ETFs ready to pop Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 8:59 AM ET

    As the market retracts from an all-time high, CNBC Pro used a proprietary method to scan for ETFs that could move higher. Here they are.