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  • For example, HBO has made its shows and movies available online for $15 a month to people who don't pay for cable, while Showtime has an $11- a-month service debuting this month. CBS and Nickelodeon also have Internet offerings that don't require a cable subscription. Rather, the Lifetime Movie Club service will let viewers watch a rotating pool of movies, about 30...

  • Sprint rolls out all-included rate plan Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- Sprint Corp said on Tuesday it will offer an $80 a month cellular phone plan, including both service and smartphone device fees, hoping to draw users who dislike complex price plans and hidden costs. The "All-in" plan will offer unlimited talk, text and data at $60, plus $20 to lease phones such as the iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy S6, chief marketing...

  • SEATTLE, June 29- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc, and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations. The moves mean Microsoft will focus on its growing search advertising business based on its Bing search...

  • After-hours buzz: Juno, Apollo Education & more Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 5:35 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Juno, Apollo Education & more.

  • June 29- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc, and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations. The moves mean Microsoft will focus on its growing search advertising business based on its Bing search engine, and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Google will add audio and visual alerts to warn drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google's navigation system, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies- Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL's MapQuest- to join similar map partnerships using the agency's data to pinpoint the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Google and the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration have agreed to use the agency's data to add audio and visual alerts to notify drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google's navigation system, the FRA announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies- Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL's Mapquest- to join similar map...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower, failing to hold initial gains, as lack of resolution between Greece and its creditors weighed on investor sentiment.

  • 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 wants the agency to reject a T-Mobile US Inc request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year. Reuters last month reported the regulators were leaning toward such a decision amid vigorous lobbying...

  • NEW YORK— T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10- a-month charge for the most popular phones. Customers had to pay $10 a month to be eligible for the upgrade program, known as Jump. AT&T and Verizon soon followed with their own programs— without the monthly fee.

  • The PATCO Speedline between suburban New Jersey and downtown Philadelphia has resumed operations after a storm-related power outage halted service for the morning rush hour. PATCO trains typically run every 3-5 minutes from downtown Philadelphia during rush hour. Service remains suspended on SEPTA's Media/ Elwyn regional rail line and between Radnor...

  • It's official: Verizon closes AOL acquisition Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    AOL's Tim Armstrong and Verizon's Marni Walden say the combined companies can be the No. 1 global media technology player.

  • June 22- Verizon Communications Inc said it offered salary hikes to 38,000 employee in its East wireline business after its first negotiating session with representatives of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The current contracts expire on Aug. 1. The company's union-represented employees in...

  • June 22- Verizon Communications Inc said it offered salary hikes to 38,000 employee in its East wireline business after its first negotiating session with representatives of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The current contracts expire on Aug. 1. The company's union-represented employees in...

  • Arianna Huffington renews contract for 4 years Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:24 AM ET
    Ariana Huffington on CNBC

    Arianna Huffington has signed a new four-year contract to remain at The Huffington Post, ending speculation that she might leave.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Cablevision Systems Corp has dropped a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc as it sought to combine the case, involving a television commercial that had targeted Verizon's FiOS, with another between the rival companies. The lawsuit in Manhattan had sought a court order declaring as truthful a Cablevision commercial claiming...

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Cablevision Systems Corp on Thursday dropped a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc that had asked a court to declare as truthful a television commercial claiming Verizon's FiOS service does not only use fiber optic cable. Cablevision voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court without prejudice, meaning the...

  • New York City says Verizon did not keep FiOS promise Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 18- New York City said Verizon Communications Inc has failed to fulfill its promise to extend its FiOS high-speed Internet, television and phone service across the city by mid-2014. An audit released by New City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration on Thursday found the fiber optic Internet service was unavailable in certain residential...

  • Early movers: RAD, LUV, CL, FIT, H, JBL & more Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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