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Stocks pared gains but remained higher Monday as the weak dollar boosted materials, but big banks slumped following the continued fallout of the foreclosure crisis, tempering overall market gains. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Bank of America and JPMorgan fell.
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.
Despite high unemployment and tepid economic growth, the advertising market remains strong, David Zaslav, president & CEO of Discovery Communications told CNBC on Friday.
"For corporate debt there is kind of a tug-of-war between what yields are and what spreads are. Spreads are still pretty wide, above average. Yields are pretty much as low as they've been in leveraged credit," Tannanbaum said.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
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The two companies describe the deal as "long term" and wide ranging," which means more content on more platforms. It also means more money for Disney, which for the first time secured payment from Time Warner Cable for its owned and operated local broadcast channels.
Stocks finished sharply lower Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Home Depot fell, while HP rose.
Stocks continued to selloff Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Intel fell, while H&P rose.
Stocks are lower as investors shrug off a positive government report on consumer spending and a raft of mergers and acquisitions news. bank of America, Amex fell, while H&P rose.
Walt Disney and Time Warner Cable said Sunday that they have made "significant progress" in resolving their issues over programming fees with less than a week left to renew a pact that feeds TV channels like ESPN into American households.
The proliferation of Internet video has led to much talk of “cord-cutting” — a term that has come to mean canceling traditional pay TV and replacing it with programming from a grab bag of online sources, the New York Times reports.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Aug. 5.
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Time Warner reported its fastest growth in two years and CEO Jeff Bewkes says media is back: "We're looking at a very strong performance in the middle of this economic situation."
A report on the health of the service sector, and ADP's private sector jobs report are of big interest to markets that are already counting down to Friday's July employment report.
Stocks ended relatively flat Friday after a disappointing GDP report but the Dow logged its best month in a year, rising more than 7 percent.
Everyone got out of hand with too much leverage a few years ago. Now in deal making, the media banker said, "we are giving companies enough leverage to actually transact in sectors—sometimes with leverage ratios that are higher than if they traded in that same sector."
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.
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.