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  1. DirecTV Inks Deals With Taylor Swift, Viacom (T, VIA)

    October 4, 2016
    AT&T has inked a multiyear contract with Taylor Swift and announced Viacom will carry its networks on DirecTV Now.
  2. AT&T Offers Mexico Discount Plans (T)

    October 4, 2016
    AT&T isn't only being aggressive in the U.S., its offering cut-rate plans in Mexico in an attempt to eat away at the incumbents' ...
  3. AT&T Fades as Potential Twitter Buyer (T, TWTR)

    October 3, 2016
    Twitter is still in play, but AT&T is no longer looking like that much of a viable suitor.
  4. AT&T to End Internet Preferences Program (T)

    September 30, 2016
    AT&T is gearing up to get rid of Internet Preferences, a program that serves up ads based on customers web-browsing habits. ...
  5. Barclays Ponders AT&T-Time Warner Deal (T, TWX)

    September 30, 2016
    Barclays looked at whether a deal between Time Warner and AT&T would make sense.
  6. 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.
  7. Fierce Competition Could Weigh on AT&T (T)

    September 29, 2016
    Fierce competition in the handset market and costs associated with the DirecTV Now roll out were two of the reasons UBS downgraded ...
  8. Communications Giants Slumping Despite iPhone Hype (AAPL, VZ)

    September 29, 2016
    AT&T and Verizon have failed to rally in reaction to iPhone 7 sales euphoria, raising doubts about the smartphone's long-term ...
  9. 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.
  10. Report: AT&T to Make DirecTV Its Main Platform (T)

    September 27, 2016
    AT&T is gearing up to make DirecTV Now its main platform in the next three to five years.
  11. Yahoo Data Breach May Impact AT&T (T, YHOO)

    September 27, 2016
    Verizon may not be the only telecom company to feel the impact from the Yahoo breach. AT&T could also be at risk.
  12. AT&T Eyes Argentina Amid Telecom Reform (T)

    September 26, 2016
    Telecom reform is coming to Argentina and AT&T is one of the companies eyeing the market.
  13. 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.
  14. AT&T to Launch DirecTV Now Streaming Service (T)

    September 22, 2016
    AT&T is gearing up to launch a streaming video service later this year.
  15. AT&T to Test Wireless Internet Via Power Lines (T)

    September 21, 2016
    AT&T announced it will start testing next year the ability to bring high speed wireless internet over power lines.
  16. 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.
  17. Top 10 Companies That Will Pay for School (SBUX, T)

    September 15, 2016
    Scrutinizing employee benefits can help people in the job market chose employers strategically to find companies that will ...
  18. Orange Is First Telecom to Test AT&T’s ECOMP (T)

    September 15, 2016
    AT&T announced Orange will be the first telecom to test its ECOMP platform.
  19. T-Mobile Offers Free Service to AT&T's IoT Users

    September 14, 2016
    T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) likes to stick it to its rivals at every opportunity. Sometimes, that simply means mocking them ...
  20. Report: AT&T's Next Media Buy Could Come Soon (T)

    September 14, 2016
    AT&T could make a media buy sooner rather than later.
  21. EU Set to Rule In Favor of Legacy Telecoms (T, VZ)

    September 12, 2016
    The European Union is proposing rules that would treat internet-based telephony apps like Skype and WhatsApp similar to the ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 5G Technology: Which Country Will Be the First to Adapt?

    September 9, 2016
    The United States and other countries that want to stay competitive in the global economy are already making preparations ...
  24. AT&T Wades Into Zero-Rating (T)

    September 8, 2016
    AT&T is offering customers access to streaming content from DirecTV without using their data, wading into zero-rating.
  25. 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
  26. Verizon, AT&T Scramble After Samsung Recall (VZ,T)

    September 6, 2016
    T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T had to scramble over the weekend to take back millions of Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones ...
  27. Verizon Beats AT&T Out oof the Gate, Raises Quarterly Dividend

    September 2, 2016
    Verizon Communications raised it quarterly dividend 2.2%, beating rival AT&T in the telecommunications dividend battle.
  28. Top 5 Communication Stocks of 2016 (T, CSCO)

    September 1, 2016
    Note how the fundamentals of communication stocks compare with industry averages, when searching for portfolio candidates ...
  29. AT&T To Begin Drone Program To Inspect Cell Towers

    September 1, 2016
    AT&T will use drones to inspect cell towers and test wireless network performance starting this fall.
  30. Intel and AT&T Launch Platform for IoT (T, INTC)

    August 25, 2016
    Intel and AT&T will both benefit from a more sophisticated digital network, which will realize significant cost savings.
  31. Who Is Driving IBM's Management Team?

    August 24, 2016
    Find information on some of the key executives at IBM that have kept driving the company forward in the technology sector ...
  32. Top Dividend Stocks of 2016 (CNP, T)

    August 23, 2016
    These four high-yielding stocks have performed particularly well in 2016.
  33. American Funds Shedding Dividend Payers for Growth (BABA, MO)

    August 23, 2016
    American Funds, with $1.3T in AUM, is shifting towards a growth strategy.
  34. Intel and AT&T Strike New Alliance (INTC, T)

    August 19, 2016
    Intel will provide AT&T with unique chip technologies, helping the telecommunications company stay competitive in an evolving ...
  35. Why Your Cell Phone Bill Is Going Up

    August 1, 2016
    Your cell phone bill is going up because the price war among wireless carriers is ending.
  36. What to Expect When AT&T Report Q2 Earnings?

    July 20, 2016
    AT&T has strategically bundled various services and has offered its TV customers promotions, including unlimited wireless ...
  37. 5 High Quality Dividend Stocks (VZ,GM,T,RAI,DUK)

    July 20, 2016
    It’s not easy to find stocks with high yields and safe dividends. Here are five.
  38. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    July 14, 2016
    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  39. AT&T Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (T)

    July 5, 2016
    AT&T will send its dividend payment on August 1 to shareholders of record as of July 8.
  40. 5G vs. 4G: 4 Things Investors Should Know Before 2020 (VZ,T)

    June 29, 2016
    Investigate the development status of next-generation 5G mobile technology and learn more about how it should compare to ...
  41. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL)

    June 28, 2016
    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  42. Capex Report: Telecom Leads in Spending (T,VZ)

    June 27, 2016
    Find out why the telecom sector led in 2015 spending on capital expenditures and understand how operating cash flow and total ...
  43. 3 Cases Against Long-Term Investment in Stocks

    June 27, 2016
    Learn why a rapidly evolving technology landscape, slowing population growth and single-product dominance have made long-term ...
  44. The Economics of Mexico's Middle Class

    June 24, 2016
    Lean about Mexico’s expanding middle class society and the causes for its change from electronics to the manufacturing industry.
  45. 3 Value Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (BRK-B, GE)

    June 16, 2016
    Learn why Goldman Sachs believes most mutual funds perform worse than their benchmark indexes. Discover three stocks many ...
  46. Citi And AT&T Lock Horns on "Thank You" Campaigns

    June 14, 2016
    Citigroup sues AT&T for alleged trademark infringement for the latter's use of "thanks" in the "AT&T thanks" campaign.
  47. Yahoo Expected to Ask for Final Round Bids (VZ, YHOO)

    June 13, 2016
    Rivals Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s quest to buy Yahoo's web assets is entering its endgame as the search ...
  48. Some iPhone 7s to Use Intel's 4G Modem Chips

    June 13, 2016
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) will be supplying 4G baseband modems for some iPhone 7s, according to a recent Bloomberg article that ...
  49. AT&T Jostles to Steal Yahoo! From Verizon (T, YHOO)

    June 10, 2016
    AT&T is believed to be one of the bidders offering $5 billion or more. The telecom giant has been working with an investment ...
  50. Smart Beta: Are Low-Volatility ETFs Short-Sighted? (USMV, SPLV)

    June 6, 2016
    Discover how smart beta low-volatility exchange-traded funds can help you avoid many of the risks involved with investing.
  51. High Dividend Stocks: 3 Things to Consider Before Buying

    May 28, 2016
    Discover some of the risks involved in investing in high-yield stocks, and learn about some of the factors that you should ...
  52. AT&T Is Interested in Buying Yahoo! (T, YHOO)

    May 26, 2016
    AT&T can potentially foil attempts made by rival Verizon, which has been considered the front-runner in the Yahoo! sweepstakes.
  53. The Top 4 AT&T Shareholders (T)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover the four highest-ranked direct holders of AT&T, and how all of them have worked their way through the ranks to get ...
  54. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    May 24, 2016
    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  55. AT&T Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (T)

    May 23, 2016
    Discover why AT&T is a global leader in communication and how networking with its top five key customers helps keep the company ...
  56. Buffett Hangs Up on AT&T, Bites Into Apple (T, AAPL)

    May 17, 2016
    It's a bit surprising Buffett would give up AT&T's generous yield of almost 5% for Apple's 2.5% yield.
  57. Sprint Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (S)

    May 16, 2016
    Learn about Sprint's capital structure and how trends in pricing impact the company's market capitalization and enterprise ...
  58. AT&T Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (T)

    May 14, 2016
    Learn about AT&T, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers and obtain a brief description and analysis of each ...
  59. AT&T Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (T)

    May 12, 2016
    Analyze AT&T's capital structure to discover important trends in the company's financing. Find out how and why debt and equity ...
  60. Apple, AT&T and 'The Dow Effect' (AAPL, T)

    May 12, 2016
    Apple v AT&T
  61. 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.
  62. AT&T Drops Rev-Share Deal With Yahoo (YHOO, SYNC)

    May 5, 2016
    AT&T will end a 15-year ad revenue-sharing agreement with Yahoo and partner instead with a little-known company, Synacor. ...
  63. Dividend Payout vs. Dividend Growth: Which Ratio Should You Prefer? ...

    May 3, 2016
    Learn why growth investors should focus on dividend payouts, and which large-company stocks are capable of sustaining earnings ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. CDC vs. DLN: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at an overview and comparison of two dividend-oriented ETFs to learn the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  67. The Debt Report: The Telecom Sector

    April 25, 2016
    Discover how America's telecommunications providers have been piling on debt since the Great Recession, and how part of the ...
  68. AT&T Stock Nears 52-Week High Ahead of Earnings (T)

    April 25, 2016
    AT&T's dependable dividend, which yields more than 5% annually, remains one of the reasons for its attractiveness.
  69. The Top 5 Companies Paying Dividends (JNJ, XOM)

    April 25, 2016
    Explore analyses of the top five dividend-paying companies, and learn about their trailing 12-month dividend payouts and ...
  70. Telecom ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (FCOM, VOX)

    April 25, 2016
    Pay attention to recent price performance when considering a telecom sector ETF. While some telecom ETFs provide strong returns, ...
  71. Global Communications: 5 Key Industry Players (T, VZ)

    April 20, 2016
    Compare the market capitalizations and enterprise values of the leading communications industry stocks with their annual ...
  72. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Telecommunications Sector ...

    April 13, 2016
    The top five earners in the telecom industry are well compensated for staying competitive and generating billions of dollars ...
  73. AT&T Price Target Raised at Jefferies (T)

    April 11, 2016
    AT&T, which has seen its share price rise 12% year to date, still offers some appeal for value seekers even with this outperformance.
  74. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    April 9, 2016
    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  75. AT&T Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (T)

    April 5, 2016
    AT&T will send its dividend payment on May 2 to shareholders of record as of April 8.
  76. T-Mobile's "Un-carrier Amped" Strategy Is More Important than ...

    April 4, 2016
    Discover how its Un-carrier Amped strategy grew T-Mobile's business and disrupted the wireless provider industry, and learn ...
  77. Netflix Caps Video Streams on AT&T, Verizon Customers (NFLX, ...

    March 28, 2016
    Netflix wanted to “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps,” which it says may discourage future viewing.
  78. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, ...

    March 25, 2016
    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  79. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    March 24, 2016
    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  80. T-Mobile: Unlimited Data Plans Not Here to Stay

    March 22, 2016
    Consumers with unlimited data plans are proving themselves to be heavy users, undermining the profitability of the concept. ...
  81. (VOX) Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Watch the share price movements of Verizon and AT&T impact the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF as these two stocks ...
  82. U.S. Companies Race to Borrow in Euros (KO, BRK-A)

    March 18, 2016
    U.S. companies are taking advantage of the low rates investment-grade euro-denominated bond investors demand, and now account ...
  83. (XLK) Technology SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top five largest technology holdings in the XLK technology ETF, and learn how these stocks may help power your ...
  84. 3 Popular Telecom ETFs in 2016 (VOX, IYZ, FCOM)

    March 18, 2016
    Identify three of the most popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the telecommunication services sector, and evaluate the ...
  85. Information Technology Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLK, MSFT)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the eight industries shaping the information technology sector of the S&P 500, and learn which of its largest companies ...
  86. AT&T Uses IoT Technology to Create Connected Wheelchair (T, VZ)

    March 13, 2016
    Find out about AT&T's partnership with Swedish wheelchair manufacturer Permobil to launch an IoT-powered wireless wheelchair ...
  87. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    March 9, 2016
    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  88. Can Sprint Keep Up With Its Competitors? (S, TMUS)

    March 9, 2016
    Discover how Sprint is faring against the competition in the mobile phone industry and some of its plans and accolades that ...
  89. Telecom and Cable Will Soon Be One (T, VOD)

    March 8, 2016
    Understand the reasoning behind the trend of telecom and cable becoming one, such as the benefits of cross-selling, mobile ...
  90. The Top Gainers And Losers Among Berkshire Hathaway's Publicly-Listed ...

    March 2, 2016
    The stock market wasn't up to the mark last year. Buffett's publicly-listed holdings didn't do too well either.
  91. AT&T Nears 52-Week High on DirecTV Streaming Plan (T)

    March 2, 2016
    The company is targeting cord-cutters, or people who have become dissatisfied with cable and tired of the paying for bloated ...
  92. Analyzing AT&T's Debt Ratios in 2016 (T)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about AT&T Inc. and its key debt ratios, such as the debt-to-equity ratio, interest coverage ratio and cash flow-to-debt ...
  93. 3 Technology Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (XLNX, ...

    February 27, 2016
    Find out why Xilinx, FICO and Verizon Communications are three technology stocks near 52-week highs that investors should ...
  94. 5 Stock Picks That Yield 3% or More (PG, GE)

    February 24, 2016
    Find out which giant market leaders are paying dividends yielding more than 3% while keeping your portfolio stable during ...
  95. The Top 4 Telecommunications Penny Stocks for 2016 (ALSK, CBB)

    February 24, 2016
    Discover four telecommunications penny stocks for your portfolio for 2016, including turnaround candidates and those with ...
  96. AT&T and Intel Team Up for LTE Drones (T, INTC)

    February 22, 2016
    AT&T Inc. and Intel Corp. announced Sunday that they would work together to solve connectivity issues that impede the wider ...
  97. Warren Buffett's Portfolio: 4 Reasons for AT&T (T)

    February 22, 2016
    Discover why Warren Buffett has a $2 billion position of AT&T in his Berkshire Hathaway portfolio.
  98. AT&T Vs. Verizon: Are These Two Telecom Giants Overvalued? (T, ...

    February 20, 2016
    Discover if AT&T and Verizon are attractive investments in early 2016. Both companies have seen a run-up in their stock prices ...
  99. Analyzing AT&T's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (T)

    February 19, 2016
    Conduct fundamental analysis on AT&T by examining its price and profitability ratios.
  100. 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 ...
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