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  • *Charter agrees to buy Time Warner Cable in $56 bln deal. PARIS, May 26- Patrick Drahi, the billionaire owner of deal-hungry European telecoms group Altice, will not let missing out on Time Warner Cable dissuade him from further expansion in the United States, people familiar with the situation said. Taking his first step across the Atlantic last week by agreeing to...

  • NEW YORK— As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications' $55 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, paired with a $10 billion side offer for Bright House Networks, marks the latest in a wave of deals that promise consumer...

  • *Says it is company's duty to improve return of T-Mobile US. COLOGNE, Germany, May 21- Deutsche Telekom will consider any partner that can improve profitability at its U.S. operations, its chief executive told the company's annual shareholders meeting. Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Thursday T-Mobile US, of which Deutsche Telekom owns 66 percent, was in much...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- A federal judge said on Tuesday he would not approve a proposed $50 million settlement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sprint Corp over claims the mobile carrier added unauthorized charges to phone bills unless the two sides provide additional details about its fairness. The proposed agreement is part of a broader deal...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- Cablevision Systems Corp sued Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, seeking a judge's finding that its television commercial claiming Verizon's FiOS service does not solely use fiber optic cable is actually truthful. The lawsuit comes after Verizon launched a proceeding on April 27 before the Better Business Bureaus' National...

  • Mobile shapes how video, wireless providers evolve Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:06 PM ET

    AT&T, for instance, is buying satellite TV provider DirecTV so it can offer packages that marry wireless and wired Internet access with traditional and online video. Verizon is buying AOL for technology to improve advertising on mobile devices. And Comcast tried— unsuccessfully— to get bigger, in part to compete better with online video services such as Netflix...

  • Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T Inc. is spending $48.5 billion to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV as it looks for new ways to package access— wireless and wired— with traditional and online video. "We don't view ourselves as a phone company anymore," said Ralph de la...

  • Cramer: Merger mania—Buckle up for more! Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    Jim Cramer is seeing too much of everything in the stock market and economy. What does this mean? More mergers ahead!

  • CEOs love buying stock with your money, not own Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Senior exec stocks

    As CEOs buy a record amount of stock with shareholder money, they're keeping their wallets in their pockets when it comes to buying shares on their own.

  • Why Netflix is at $600 Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    The Netflix Inc. website displays the 'House of Cards' series.

    Here's the real reason why Netflix is at $600, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • GENEVA, May 18- Developing countries in Asia became the world's largest source of foreign direct investment last year, overtaking the United States which remained the biggest single investor country. U.S. firms invested $337 billion in 2014, 3 percent more than in 2013. Hong Kong and China were second and third largest investors, spending $150 billion and $116...

  • Congress should pass an open-Internet law NOW Friday, 15 May 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Neon open sign

    Before the presidential race heats up, Congress should pass an open-Internet law, says Jamal Simmons.

  • Why the FTC is wrong about our merger: Sysco CEO Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

    Sysco's CEO says the FTC, which is suing to block the company's merger with US Foods, has it all wrong.

  • US M&A soars 48% in 2015; highest since 2007 Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Dealmaking has climbed 48 percent year-on-year to $565.6 billion following a string of multi-billion dollar deals this week.

  • You might never see an ad on your mobile again Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    Several mobile operators plan to block advertising, setting the stage for a battle with likes of Google and Yahoo, the FT reports.

  • Ergen: Dish Network wireless win good for taxpayers Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Dish Network's controversial bids in a recent wireless spectrum auction are a net positive for American taxpayers, Charlie Ergen tells CNBC.

  • UPDATE 2-AT&T to offer Hulu on website, app this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    May 13- AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless company, said on Wednesday its users will be able to access the Hulu streaming video service on its website and mobile app starting later this year. Fullscreen, one of the biggest networks on YouTube, is majority-owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and Peter Chernin's The Chernin Group that creates web-based...

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T to offer Hulu on website, apps this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    Larger rival Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy AOL Inc to access its mobile video advertising technology. Web entrants Hulu, Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc have become popular as more people ditch pricey cable subscriptions in favor of video streaming products. Verizon had earlier bought Intel Corp's OnCue service last year for an...

  • After AOL pop, here are 10 tech stocks ready to run Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Following AOL's takeover-fueled 19 percent pop, CNBC Pro screened for other small technology stocks that could be ready to surge.

  • Early movers: DAL, PLL, HUM, VZ, KMB, FB & more Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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