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  1. Despite NBC, Comcast May Not Face Wrath of Trump

    January 19, 2017
    Analyst: Comcast Corp. shouldn't face opposition from the new White House if it makes a buy.
  2. Streaming is Changing Everything about How Media Works

    January 11, 2017
    The media landscape is changing very quickly due to streaming services, that means consolidation.
  3. Comcast, Sprint, DISH, Charter on Most-Hated List

    January 11, 2017
    24/7 Wall St. came out with its annual ranking of the most hated companies in America.
  4. Comcast Threatens to Sue City of Philadelphia

    January 11, 2017
    Comcast is unhappy over a bill making it illegal to ask job applicants their salary history.
  5. Comcast Aiming to Fix Spotty In-Home Wi-Fi

    January 5, 2017
    Comcast aims to fix consumers' poor Wi-Fi with a new home networking gateway that boosts speeds.
  6. NBCUniversal, Charter Extend Carrier Talks

    January 3, 2017
    The two agreed to extend contract talks, keeping Charter's 16 million viewers tuned in to NBC.
  7. Comcast’s NBCUniversal May Go Dark on Charter

    December 30, 2016
    NBCUniversal may go dark for 16 million Charter Communications customers over a fee dispute.
  8. Comcast Sees a Good 2017 Thanks to NBCUniversal

    December 20, 2016
    Jefferies analyst Mike McCormack raised his price target on the stock, predicting a strong 2017.
  9. CFA: Big Cable Overcharges by $60B/Year

    December 13, 2016
    AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Charter are a greedy oligopoly, according to the Consumer Federation of America.
  10. T-Mobile Parent May Not Want Sprint—Or Its Debt (S, TMUS)

    December 12, 2016
    Despite all the talk about Sprint buying T-Mobile, T-Mobile's parent may prefer Comcast Corp.
  11. Comcast Gears Up for Its Own Online TV Service

    December 9, 2016
    CFO Mike Cavanaugh says move is meant to counter competition from streaming video providers.
  12. Donald Trump Will Produce 'Celebrity Apprentice' (CMCSA)

    December 9, 2016
    The future commander-in-chief will also work as executive producer of 'Celebrity Apprentice.'
  13. YouTube Releases Top Trending Videos For 2016

    December 8, 2016
    Mostly, it's from mainstream media networks, with two notable exceptions.
  14. Will DirecTV Now Kill the Cable Box? (CMCSA, T)

    December 1, 2016
    AT&T's DirecTV Now may not be a cable TV killer that some have feared with the service lacking a few key features.
  15. Comcast to Offer SlingTV On X1 (CMCSA, DISH)

    November 25, 2016
    Comcast to offer SlingTV on its X1 platform to gain more access to multicultural content.
  16. Comcast Boosting Broadband Speeds (CMCSA)

    November 21, 2016
    Comcast is boosting the broadband internet speeds for its customers.
  17. Comcast: NBC Gets Top Dollar for NFL Ads (CMCSA)

    November 18, 2016
    Comcast's NBC is charging advertisers top dollars for NFL gains despite a slump in ratings.
  18. Tiger Global Went Big With Tech Stocks in Q3

    November 17, 2016
    The hedge fund added Alibaba and Alphabet while it doubled its position in Apple.
  19. Cord-Cutting Means Dip In Pay Video (CMCSA, DISH)

    November 17, 2016
    Cable, DBS and telco multi-channel video services sectors lost 430,000 video customers during third quarter.
  20. NBCUniversal in Talks for Euronews Stake (CMCSA)

    November 11, 2016
    Comcast's NBCUniversal is in talks to buy a stake in Euronews.
  21. Net Neutrality Could Wither Under Trump (DISH, CMCSA)

    November 10, 2016
    Now that Donald Trump has won the election concerns are rising that he could do away with net neutrality.
  22. Comcast-Netflix Deal on the Horizon? (CMCSA,NFLX)

    November 9, 2016
    Comcast's deal with Netflix spurs speculation a merger is on the horizon.
  23. Assessing Disney and Comcast (DIS, CMCSA)

    November 7, 2016
    The firms have gone in opposite directions, despite operating in similar industries and facing similar challenges.
  24. Comcast Is Launching Netflix on Set-Top Boxes (CMCSA, NFLX)

    November 7, 2016
    The integration allows X1 customers to watch all of their Netflix content in the same space as Comcast's On-Demand, live ...
  25. Google Signs CBS For Its Skinny Bundle TV Service

    October 20, 2016
    The Mountain View company is in talks with other major TV networks for a new service next March.
  26. Who Will Benefit Most From 2016 Political Advertising? (CHTR, ...

    October 17, 2016
    Using swing-state subscriber numbers and the 2012 cycle as a guide, a couple of firms emerge as likely beneficiaries from ...
  27. FCC Postpones Vote on Set-Top Box Rules (T, CMCSA)

    September 29, 2016
    The FCC's set-top-box proposal has been delayed, but the three Democrats on the panel still support it.
  28. FCC’s Set-Top Box Plan Comes to a Vote (T, CMCSA)

    September 29, 2016
    The FCC will vote later Thursday on a plan to limit control of the cable companies when it comes to set-top-boxes.
  29. Democrats Received Donations From Unions and Corporations for ...

    September 28, 2016
    The Democratic party is a long way from its 2011 pledge to avoid corporate donations.
  30. Comcast Chided for DirecTV Attack Ads (CMCSA, T)

    September 23, 2016
    Comcast got a scolding from the National Advertising Division over two ads that take direct aim at DirecTV.
  31. Report: Comcast May Want to Buy T-Mobile (CMCSA, TMUS)

    September 21, 2016
    Comcast is getting into the wireless business and there's speculation it may want to buy T-Mobile to boost the business. ...
  32. Fandango Partners With Facebook

    September 19, 2016
    The social media network and ticketing site have partnered to make it easy for you to buy tickets for upcoming releases with ...
  33. FCC Head Open to Set-Top Box Rules Change (T, CMCSA)

    September 16, 2016
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he is open to changing some of the set-top cable box rules he is proposing.
  34. Top 10 Media Stocks for 2016 (CMCSA, DIS)

    September 10, 2016
    Media stocks are finding additional ways to distribute their content to consumers as cable subscriptions decline. Explore ...
  35. FCC Simplifies Proposed Set-Top Box Rules (T)

    September 9, 2016
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has overhauled his proposed rules to open up competition in the set-top box industry as the FCC ...
  36. Dreamworks Stock: 3 Things to Watch (DWA)

    September 7, 2016
    DreamWorks Animation has a few things to watch over the next few months, including upcoming releases, expanded business opportunities ...
  37. AT&T, Comcast Fight FCC on Cable Boxes (T, CMCSA)

    September 7, 2016
    AT&T's DirecTV, Comcast and other players are fighting a proposed FCC rule on set-top-boxes
  38. Did NBC Strike Gold At This Year's Olympics? (CMCSA)

    August 22, 2016
    The network claims the 2016 Olympics were its "most economically successful" games in history. But television ratings are ...
  39. AQR Sells Red Hat, Buys Digital Realty Trust (CMCSA, RHT)

    August 16, 2016
    13F filings for the second quarter of 2016 reveal shifts in holdings for AQR, one of the largest hedge funds.
  40. Top 5 Entertainment Stocks of 2016

    August 15, 2016
    Consumers are expected to spend more on entertainment in 2016. These five stocks are well-positioned to benefit.
  41. Third Point Expands Energy and Technology Holdings

    August 15, 2016
    Dan Loeb's Third Point maintains highly concentrated portfolio in 2Q 2016, increasing stakes in energy and technology positions.
  42. Comcast Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect?

    July 25, 2016
    The Philadelphia-based media conglomerate is expected to report a decline in earnings per share.
  43. What Does Comcast Own ? (CMCSA, DWA)

    July 25, 2016
    A quick look at businesses owned by of the media and technology company Comcast Corporation.
  44. Comcast Makes All-Time High Ahead of Pets' Weekend (CMCSA, DIS)

    July 11, 2016
    Comcast shares rose ahead of the opening-weekend results for "The Secret Life of Pets," release in theaters by its movie ...
  45. Disney vs. Comcast: A Look at Two Media Stocks

    July 10, 2016
    A glance at two companies operating within the media sector. Both firms operate cable television studio production segments, ...
  46. A Look at the iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ...

    July 7, 2016
    The CNDF, which has $2.4 million in net assets, is designed to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. ...
  47. Comcast X1 Will Now Offer Netflix Programming

    July 6, 2016
    Comcast will soon start offering Netflix programming through their X1 platform.
  48. Netflix Makes a Big Deal With a Sometime Rival

    July 6, 2016
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and the cable industry may be able to coexist. The streaming service, which already has a deal with Frontier ...
  49. Why Netflix, Comcast Went From Enemies to Friends

    July 5, 2016
    It's likely no coincidence that less than a month after the FCC's ruling, Comcast and Netflix became friends.
  50. Netflix Stock Pops 5% on Comcast Set-Top Deal (NFLX, CMCSA)

    July 5, 2016
    You will soon be able to stream Netflix content on the new set-top box, called X1, soon to be released by Comcast.
  51. Comcast Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (CMCSA)

    July 1, 2016
    Comcast will send its dividend payment on July 27 to shareholders of record as of July 6.
  52. Disney Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (DIS)

    May 13, 2016
    Discover how some of Disney's most important corporate customers help the media giant distribute its vast array of family-oriented ...
  53. Why Do Some Failed Mergers Result in Break-Up Fees?

    May 12, 2016
    When mergers go bad, there's often a break-up fee involved of as high as 3-5% of the value of the proposed merger.
  54. Halliburton to Pay Big Breakup Fee to Baker Hughes

    May 3, 2016
    That's going to leave a mark. As a consequence of Halliburton's failed attempt to acquire rival Baker Hughes, the oil industry ...
  55. Hulu Takes Aim at DISH and Sony in Live Streaming

    May 3, 2016
    Even though the number of people signing up for DISH Network's Sling TV streaming live-television service has so far been ...
  56. Hulu to Launch Online TV Service (DIS, CMCSA)

    May 2, 2016
    Subscribers will soon be able to use Hulu to livestream TV channels.
  57. First Eagle Global Fund Performance Case Study (SGENX)

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the historical trends regarding the First Eagle Global Fund, including the fund's strongest, weakest and most consistent ...
  58. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  59. Global Consumer Services: 4 Key Industry Players (CMCSA, DIS)

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the consumer services companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief description ...
  60. Apple Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (AAPL)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the top five customers of Apple Inc., whose strategic success also extends to the traditionally resistant market ...
  61. Netflix Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (NFLX)

    April 29, 2016
    Find out which companies generate a significant portion of their revenue from Netflix, Inc. and what makes their relationship ...
  62. American Funds American Balanced Fund Performance Case Study ...

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the performance of the American Funds American Balanced Fund, including how the fund limits volatility, as well as ...
  63. ABALX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 24, 2016
    Discover the five largest holdings in the American Funds American Balanced A Fund, along with key performance metrics for ...
  64. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (ANCFX)

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Funds Fundamental Investors fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  65. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (ABALX)

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  66. GoPro-Filmed Movie "Hardcore Henry" Hits Theaters

    April 11, 2016
    STX Entertainment's Hardcore Henry, a first-person action film that was almost completely shot on GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) cameras, ...
  67. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Consumers Sectors (LBTYA, ...

    March 24, 2016
    Discover who the highest-paid executives in the consumer sectors are and how they reached their positions of power and influence.
  68. Portfolio Trends in 2016 (DODGX)

    March 24, 2016
    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the Dodge and Cox Stock Fund ("DODGX") and learn if its strategy can help ...
  69. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  70. Charter, Time Warner Cable Looks to Be a Done Deal

    March 18, 2016
    It appears that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) shareholders can finally exhale. After what has been a multi-year odyssey, ...
  71. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  72. IYC Vs. VCR: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 11, 2016
    Learn how the consumer discretionary sector is poised to rise. Discover analyses, similarities and differences of two consumer ...
  73. Pixar Vs. Everyone Else: Who Is the Next Animation Star? (DIS, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Find out who is quickly closing in on Disney and Pixar for the animated movie crown. What companies offer investors an opportunity ...
  74. 3 Telecom Stocks To Avoid in 2016 (FTR, CMCSA)

    March 3, 2016
    Understand the appeal of the telecommunications industry and its high dividends during shaky markets, and identify three ...
  75. Analyzing Comcast's Debt Ratios in 2016 (CMCSA)

    February 28, 2016
    Evaluate Comcast's most important debt ratios, and determine whether the company is using debt responsibly and capable of ...
  76. Analyzing Comcast's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (CMCSA)

    February 21, 2016
    Learn about Comcast Corporation and its key metrics, such as the price/earnings to growth ratio, dividend yield, operating ...
  77. Harry Potter and the Unnecessary 8th Book

    February 11, 2016
    A "special rehearsal edition" of the recent Harry Potter play--to be released July 31 as the eighth book in the series--will ...
  78. Analyzing Dish Network's Return on Equity (ROE) (DISH, TWC)

    February 9, 2016
    Analyze Dish Network's return on equity (ROE), understand why it has vacillated so greatly in recent years and learn what ...
  79. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    February 3, 2016
    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  80. If You Had Invested Right After Comcast's IPO (CMCSA)

    February 2, 2016
    Evaluate how Comcast's stock has performed since the company's 1972 IPO, and learn how you might be a millionaire today had ...
  81. Comcast Earnings Broadcast Growth

    February 2, 2016
    Quarterly earnings projections calling for 11% rise don't suggest the Philadelphia-based company is in distress.
  82. Comcast Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CMCSA)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover a detailed analysis of Comcast's dividend policy, and learn about its dividend coverage and payout ratios, which ...
  83. Will Star Wars Be Killed By Its Own Hype? (DIS, HAS)

    December 15, 2015
    As Dec. 18 draws near, the expectations around Star Wars are ballooning. Will the movie franchise be able to live up to expectations? ...
  84. Should Comcast Buy Yahoo?

    December 8, 2015
    Some observers think Comcast might make an ideal suitor for Yahoo. The idea may just be crazy enough to work.
  85. 3 Reasons Hulu Won't Beat Netflix

    November 17, 2015
    Streaming service provider Hulu may receive a cash infusion from Time Warner Cable soon. But, it will take more than cash ...
  86. How Comcast Can Survive the Cord Cutters

    October 27, 2015
    For Comcast, digital services may not be the end game to turn profits.
  87. Facebook's Free Basics App Has Users Crying Foul About Net Neutrality

    October 26, 2015
    The FCC says the internet is a public utility and will be held to the standards of net neutrality. But what does that mean ...
  88. Will YouTube's New Subscription Model Turn a Profit?

    October 19, 2015
    Can YouTube successfully make the transition from free content to paid content? These two factors may determine the outcome.
  89. Top 4 Companies Owned by Comcast (CMCSA)

    October 12, 2015
    Read about the subsidiaries that make up Comcast Corporation's cable and media empire, and learn more about how they fit ...
  90. Netflix's Price Hike Cheers Shareholders (AMZN, CMCSA)

    October 8, 2015
    Netflix has raised the price for its standard streaming service, and investors have rewarded it handsomely.
  91. Is The Direct T.V. Business Model Set To Fail? (DTV, T)

    September 16, 2015
    Despite DirecTV positioning itself as the "cool" satellite TV provider, the company’s business model will need to evolve, ...
  92. How The TV Industry Struggles To Stay Alive

    September 7, 2015
    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  93. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet (CSCO, HPQ)

    September 7, 2015
    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  94. Net Neutrality: Pros and Cons

    September 1, 2015
    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  95. Viacom and Time Warner Bow to Compton Biopic (AAPL, CMCSA)

    August 20, 2015
    The N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" shot up the box office last weekend, pulling in more than $60 million for Universal ...
  96. "Trainwreck" Extends Universal Box Office Lead (CMCSA)

    July 30, 2015
    No matter what you think of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), there is no disputing the strength of its movie business. Universal ...
  97. At Comic Con, Universal Aims for AMC, Warner (AMCX, CMCSA)

    July 24, 2015
    Universal Studios wants more than a banner year at the box office. At this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, ...
  98. Netflix Supports Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger (CHTR, NFLX)

    July 16, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) was a vocal opponent of the failed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, but the streaming leader now ...
  99. Theme Park Stocks Heating Up for Summer (SIX, SEAS)

    July 7, 2015
    Despite declining consumer spending, theme parks have increasing visitors and revenue. Find out what that means for these ...
  100. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    June 30, 2015
    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
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