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  • Stocks Advance as Materials Rise, Banks Fall Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks gained as a slide in the dollar boosted materials stocks, but a drop in financial stocks due to the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis tempered gains. Alcoa and DuPont rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.

  • Winners from the Fox Blackout Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 4:13 PM ET

    As News Corp's negotiations with Cablevision drag out through a fourth day, the cable company's three million customers in the tri-state area are increasingly frustrated about missing out on football. That means a big win for Verizon's FiOS fiber optic system, which is available to the very same area that's suffering with Cablevision right now.

  • Cablevision's Fox Blackout Drags Out Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 5:07 PM ET
    News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    It's day three of Cablevision and Fox's standoff over a new contract and talks broke off Monday afternoon with no progress. After negotiating in person at News Corp headquarters in midtown, Fox execs are flying back to LA, to resume talks over the phone tomorrow.

  • Direct TV

    Mike White has had a whirlwind 10 months since he took the helm at DirecTV: the satellite TV giant has added subscribers, launched three new 3-D channels, and a new online-only "NFL Sunday Ticket" option. And despite the fact that the company faces more competition than ever, the stock recently hit an all-time high.

  • After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied.  That could open the door to a new era, the NYT reports.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks to Watch: DirecTV, Exxon Mobil and More ... Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 10:42 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • DirecTV's All Time High Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 5:28 PM ET
    Direct TV

    DirectTV is nearing an all-time high — pushing a major resistance level: shares closed at $39.77 Wednesday, up 4 percent over the last five days and 57 percent over the past 12 months.

  • 15 Largest Share Buybacks in Last Three Months Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 2:26 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard shares gained over two percent in today's session, after its board approved an additional $10 billion stock buyback. Here is a look at the 15 largest buyback announcements in the last three months among S&P 500 companies.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Google's Next Frontier: DirecTV Partnership Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 2:26 PM ET
    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.

  • Earnings Roundup: Aug. 5 Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:34 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Aug. 5.

  • Expect 'Range-Bound' Market for Next Few Years Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 11:25 AM ET

    Stocks fell on Thursday after disappointing manufacturing reports spread worries about the economic recovery. Barbara Marcin, portfolio manager at Gabelli Blue Chip Value Fund, shared her insights.

  • Cable Rivals Partner to Battle Blackouts Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    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.

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Strategists Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 3:36 PM ET

    Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Barbara Marcin, portfolio manager at Gabelli Blue Chip Value Fund, and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management Company, shared their best plays.

  • Disney vs. Dish: 4 HD Channels Pulled From Air Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
    dish network logo

    Dish stock dropped 3.75% and Disney shares slid over 2% Tuesday as the companies battle over compensation for Disney/ABC's high def channels.

  • In NBC-Comcast Deal, Quiet Concerns Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 9:13 AM ET
    NBC

    As public comments on Comcast’s proposed merger close, local television broadcasters have been noticeably silent about the plans of the cable provider, known as a bruising competitor, reports The New York Times.

  • June 17: Unusual Volume Leaders Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 3:40 PM ET

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

  • NFL Lockout Fear Sacks DirecTV Stock Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    Since DirectTV inked a deal to carry the NFL Sunday Ticket, the stock has pretty much gone up in a diagonal line. But is that about to change.

  • ESPN 3D Kicks Off 3D Ad Game Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 2:29 PM ET
    The match ball for the opening World Cup fixture between South Africa and Mexico.

    ESPN 3D's launch Friday with World Cup coverage marks the beginning of a whole new 3D advertising business. The channel announced it's launching with 3D commercials from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3, (corporate synergy), plus Sony and Gillette.