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As Video Streaming Grows, Price War Likely

U.S. consumers might get a break from the high costs of a pay-TV subscriptions starting next year when several major providers plan to introduce streaming video on-demand services in what ...
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Why AT&T’s Earnings Will Lag Verizon’s

Analysts now expect that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63 after markets close Wednesday. That is a penny less than the consensus estimate just ...
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Verizon and AT&T Earnings Previews: Different Paths to Profit Growth

Before U.S. markets open Tuesday morning, telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings per share (EPS) that are nearly 24% higher than EPS in ...
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Customer Service Hall of Shame

When it comes to companies we dread dealing with, we all know who they are. Let’s put it this way, would you rather go to the Apple Genius Bar to ...
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10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2015

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear before the end of the next year. This year’s list reflects the fact that mergers and ...
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FCC Names Power Lineups to Review Big Media Mergers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has named its investigative teams to review whether or not the massive media mergers that have been announced are actually in the public interest -- ...
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Free TV Over the Air Is Dead

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that mini-antenna service Aereo does indeed infringe the copyright of TV broadcasters, IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NASDAQ: IACI) chairman and CEO Barry Diller said there ...
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Level 3-TW Merger, Poison Pill in Reality

Global Internet provider Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) announced Monday morning that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire TW Telecom Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC) for $40.86 per share ...
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Should Tobacco Dividends Be Lower Than Telecom Dividends?

This past week we could not help noticing how low tobacco dividends have become. The driving force may be a tie-up coming between Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) and Lorillard ...
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30-Year Bond Offering to Help Start AT&T Financing for DirecTV Buyout

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) had a sale of $2 billion in corporate bonds slated for Tuesday. Investors need to care about this offering because this represents AT&T's first real attempt ...
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Do These Top Tech Stocks Get Hurt by the AT&T-DirecTV Deal?

One of the intriguing aspects of the huge bid by AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) for DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is that many on Wall Street feel that the acquisition of the ...
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Google Tool Measures ISP Speeds

The battle over net neutrality and the impact of the proposed mergers between Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and ...
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Americans Watch Only 17 TV Channels

The remote control in the hand of an average American now has a selection of 189 TV channels available for viewing. That is an increase of almost 50% in the ...
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Why Comcast Is the Winner in the DirecTV and AT&T Merger

With the rash of huge telecom and media deals, investors often wonder who the real winner is when everything is said and done. Is integration an issue? Are there proper ...
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Dish Network Tanks After Verizon Denies Interest

Now that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has agreed to acquire satellite TV provider DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) for around $49 billion, the nation's other large satellite service, Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: ...
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