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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Football

    Flash-forward to 2011. The NFL is within the throes of a lockout. Players have formed picket lines. Stadiums, once teaming with fans, sit silent. Instead of CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network showing you games, you’re getting the likes of tennis or bowling as part of replacement programming.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, May 6.

  • Cable company stocks fell Thursday after a new policy was announced by the Federal Communications Commission, two analysts told CNBC.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 151 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • Following is the latest version of Morgan Stanley's Best Ideas list, which selects the most attractive stocks in terms of their risk/reward profile, whether they have a catalyst on the horizon, and which have been deeply researched.

  • DISH Network has been largely trading sideways since early March, but options are positioning for shares to rally in the next month.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 133 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

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

  • Company share buybacks are roaring, at a rate unseen in years. Is that a market buy signal? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Co., and Jack Bouroudjian, chief executive of Indexfuturesgroup.com, offered their insights.