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  • NEW YORK— Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T. AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting a bundle that knocks $10 a month off a combined bill for video and wireless phone service. For a single line, the value of Sprint's promotion is...

  • Google launches Wi-Fi router for home use Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    Aug 18- Google Inc launched a Wi-Fi router on Tuesday, the latest move in the company's efforts to get ready for the connected home and draw more users to its services. The cylinder-shaped router, named OnHub, can be pre-ordered for $199.99 at online retailers including the Google Store, Amazon.com Inc and Walmart.com. The product launch comes days after Google...

  • NEW YORK— The Federal Communications Commission said Monday that Dish Network Corp. can't apply $3.3 billion in small-business credits toward the purchase of airwaves it gained in a government auction. The FCC said Monday the two companies aren't eligible for credit. The FCC found that Dish, which is based in Englewood, Colorado, does have a controlling...

  • SNR and Northstar are expected to have to repay more than $3 billion back to the FCC in order to keep the spectrum licenses. In a relatively common process for FCC auctions, Dish and partners invested in separate companies with little to no revenue that can receive a 25 percent discount in auction bidding as "very small businesses." However, rival bidders Verizon...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 15- Telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing newly disclosed NSA documents. The documents describe how the NSA's...

  • Can you hear us now? AT&T helped with NSA spying Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
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    The NSA's ability to spy on U.S. Internet traffic has relied on its partnership with a single company: Telecom giant AT&T, The NY Times reports.

  • Got dividends? The 5 stocks yielding more than 6% Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    The Mattel logo at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair

    The large-cap stocks with the fattest yields all have something disturbing in common.

  • Early movers: KSS, MRK, COTY, TSLA, MNST & more Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Verizon: Customers eligible for discounted phones Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    Good news for existing Verizon customers: You'll still be able to get discounted phones for $100 or $200 by renewing a two-year service contract.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks declined about 1 percent after a surprising move overnight by the People's Bank of China to depreciate the yuan by nearly 2 percent.

  • Goldman: Beware these China-exposed US stocks Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 3:11 PM ET
    A man observes stock market prices at an exchange hall in Haikou, China.

    Goldman Sachs gave clients a list of 20 stocks they should avoid because of their high exposure to China.

  • Cutting the cord on media—and their stocks Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
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    Big media's strategies for adapting to the fast-growing over-the-top service model could be making their troubles worse.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 7- The Republican candidates' prime-time debate on Fox News Channel drew 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary debate and the highest non-sports telecast in cable TV history, according to Nielsen data released on Friday. The tally for Thursday's event in Cleveland more than doubled Fox News Channel's...

  • Verizon ditches two-year phone contracts Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 5:01 PM ET
    A Verizon Wireless sign outside a retail store in Washington, D.C.

    Verizon unveiled new plans that require customers to pay for their smartphone, NBC News reports.

  • Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp's transition to a "connectivity company" seems to be paying off as it added more Internet data customers and lost fewer video subscribers than expected in the second quarter. Cablevision's shares fell as much as 6.5 percent on Friday. Cablevision has lost video subscribers for about three years as people opt for lower-priced...

  • Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp lost more video subscribers in the second quarter as cable TV customers continued to "cut the cord", shifting to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers and Internet streaming service providers. Cablevision has lost video subscribers for about three years as it struggles to fend off competition from telecom...

  • Cablevision loses more video subscribers Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    Signage is displayed outside of a Cablevision Systems Corp. Optimum store in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Cablevision lost more video subscribers as customers continued to shift to bundled services from telecom carriers and streaming service providers.

  • UPDATE 1-Cablevision loses more video subscribers Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp lost more video subscribers in the second quarter as cable TV customers continued to shift to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers and Internet streaming service providers. Cablevision reported net video subscriber loss of 16,000 in the quarter ended June 30. Cablevision had about 2.6 million video...

  • SoftBank plans $1B buyback, Sprint confidence renewed Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    SoftBank announced a near $1 billion share buyback and a higher quarterly profit as loss-making Sprint fared better than expected.

  • The unanimous vote by the five-member commission came after months of T-Mobile's lobbying for stricter limits for AT&T Inc's and Verizon Communications Inc's participation in the auction of prized low-frequency airwaves. Reuters previously reported that agency staff had found existing restrictions were sufficient to ensure that smaller carriers...