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5 Big DJIA Dividend Hikes Expected Before 2014 Ends

The bull market is nearing its sixth year, and companies have increased their dividends and stock buybacks as the market keeps hitting new highs. Several Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) components have ...
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4K Ultra HD Streaming: Coming Soon to a TV Near You

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) on Friday became the first so-called multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to deliver 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) video on-demand directly to its customers who own a Samsung ...
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Pay TV Continues to Bleed Subscribers

The 13 largest pay-TV providers in the United States lost a total of about 150,000 subscribers in the third quarter of 2014, compared with a loss of about 25,000 in ...
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Will HBO Need a Partner to Launch Its Web-Only Service?

During a presentation at the Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) investor day Wednesday morning, HBO’s CEO, Richard Plepler, said that HBO will begin selling a digital version of its programming next ...
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Did Subscription Internet Video Competition Just Get a Death Blow?

There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks related to offering pay-TV packages that give customers more of what they want for less money. One of the main forces ...
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Comcast, Time Warner Rank Lowest in Customer Satisfaction

In a recent customer satisfaction survey that included other major telephone, television and Internet service providers, Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) finished at or ...
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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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