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  • What is Verizon really getting with AOL? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:54 PM ET
    A pedestrian checks his mobile phone while walking past a Verizon Wireless store in San Francisco, California.

    The crown jewel for Verizon in its acquisition of AOL is advertising, led by the mass media company's proprietary technology.

  • *AOL jumps to 15- month high on Verizon's $4.4 bln offer. May 12- U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday after a recent run-up in global bond yields unsettled investors already concerned about an eventual Federal Reserve interest rate hike. "In the short term, the market is a hostage to interest rates, said Jim Awad, managing director at Plimsoll Mark Capital."

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

    U.S. stocks closed mildly lower, recovering from sharp morning losses as investors found some relief from a slight recovery in the bond market.

  • Data guru Hickey says this sector is 'overvalued' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    Paul Hickey, co-founder Of Bespoke Investment Group LLC.

    Big Data investing guru Paul Hickey of Bespoke Investment Group shared his investment outlook.

  • *AOL jumps to 15- month high on Verizon's $4.4 bln offer. May 12- U.S. stocks recovered losses to trade near flat on Tuesday afternoon as a recent run-up in global bond yields unsettled investors already concerned about an eventual Federal Reserve interest rate hike. "In the short term, the market is a hostage to interest rates, said Jim Awad, managing director at...

  • 5 things we like about Verizon-AOL hookup Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Here are five things Michael Yoshikami likes about Verizon's $4.4 billion purchase of AOL.

  • What's next for Yahoo after AOL/Verizon deal? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:41 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    The Verizon/AOL deal may force another legacy company from the early days of the Internet to act.

  • US STOCKS-Global bond worries push Wall Street lower Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:31 PM ET

    *AOL jumps to 15- month high on Verizon's $4.4 bln offer. May 12- U.S. stocks were down on Tuesday afternoon as a recent run-up in global bond yields unsettled investors already concerned about an eventual Federal Reserve interest rate hike. "In the short term, the market is a hostage to interest rates, said Jim Awad, managing director at Plimsoll Mark Capital."

  • Walt Disney Co's ESPN has sued to stop Verizon Communications from making its sports channel part of an add-on option for customers of its new Custom TV package, a legal fight that has been the talk of industry conferences and discussions with investors and analysts. Distributors see slimmer plans as a lifeline to a generation that watches online services...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- German bond yields climbed on Tuesday on optimism that inflation may have bottomed in the euro zone, generating demand for European currencies, while volatility in global bond markets weighed on stock indexes. U.S. 10- year Treasury yields eased from six-month highs as some buyers came back to the market ahead of the government's sale of $24...

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.7 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • *AOL jumps to 15- month high on Verizon's $4.4 bln offer. "You can't have a dramatic move in such a significant part of the capital market without creating ripples elsewhere," said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank. AOL shares jumped as much as 19.1 percent to $50.75, a 15- month high, after Verizon Communications said it would buy the...

  • Verizon, Sprint to pay $158M in cramming deal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Verizon Sprint

    Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle allegations of sticking customers with unauthorized charges.

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Sprint Corp has agreed to provide as much as $50 million of consumer relief to resolve a U.S. government lawsuit accusing the mobile carrier of letting third parties tack unauthorized charges on to customers' bills, a practice known as cramming. The settlement was expected to be one of the announcements at a press conference later on Tuesday...

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.5 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • Cramer: Why the Verizon-AOL deal is 'brilliant' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why the Verizon/AOL merger will benefit both parties.

  • *Deal includes $300 mln in AOL debt. *AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to continue to lead company. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said it would buy AOL Inc in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest U.S. wireless carrier access to AOL's mobile video platform and content including the Huffington Post news website.

  • Wall Street seen sharply lower as bond falloff weighs Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:06 AM ET
    Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open on Tuesday, as global stocks declined on the back of a sharp fall in bond prices.

  • Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4B; AOL shares soar Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:02 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Telecom giant Verizon announced Tuesday it will be buying AOL for $50 per share, or about $4.4 billion.

  • Why we sold to Verizon: AOL's Tim Armstrong Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
    Tim Armstrong, chairman anc CEO of AOL.

    AOL decided to sell to Verizon in order to compete in a future marketplace dominated by larger players, CEO Tim Armstrong tells CNBC.