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February 12, 2013
16:52 EDTGE, CMCSAGeneral Electric sells 49% stake in NBCU joint venture to Comcast for $16.7B
GE (GE) announced the sale of its remaining 49% common equity interest in its joint venture with Comcast (CMCSA), which includes NBCUniversal, as well as the NBCU floors in 30 Rockefeller Center, for $18.1B. Under the terms of the transaction, GE will sell its remaining 49% common equity stake in the NBCU joint venture to Comcast for $16.7B. GE will receive $12B in cash, $4B in Comcast guaranteed debt, and $700M of preferred stock. Additionally, GE Capital will sell the NBCU occupied floors in 30 Rockefeller Center, and property in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, to NBCU affiliates for $1.4B in cash. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of GE and Comcast and remains subject to customary closing conditions, which are expected to be satisfied before the end of Q1.
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August 29, 2014
15:13 EDTGEQuirky drops out of bidding to buy appliance unit from GE, Bloomberg says
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08:44 EDTGEQuirky drops out of bidding to buy appliance unit from GE, Bloomberg says
August 27, 2014
11:56 EDTCMCSANY Governor Cuomo orders investigation of Time Warner Cable outage
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August 26, 2014
10:51 EDTCMCSAZoom Telephonics files FCC petition opposing Charter's cable modem policies
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09:35 EDTCMCSANetflix files formal protest against Comcast merger, Engadget reports
Netflix (NFLX) has filed a petition to the FCC against the proposed merger between Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), as the streaming company has previously indicated it would, reported Engadget. Netflix claims the deal would result in "serious public interest harm" and that a merged cable giant would have huge leverage over it and rivals like Hulu, which is a joint venture owned by Comcast itself along with partners Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
August 25, 2014
19:00 EDTCMCSADISH Network petitions FCC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger
Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, DISH Network (DISH) petitioned the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to deny the merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The petition to deny outlines, among other things, the critical role high-speed broadband plays in the video industry and the potential for the merger to significantly damage competitive development of over-the-top video and limit consumer access to online video programming.
10:01 EDTGEHill-Rom reports settlement in patent infringement lawsuit with GE
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07:34 EDTGEBristow Group appoints Akiri Chief Corporate Development officer
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06:20 EDTCMCSAFCC seeks more data from Comcast regarding TWC deal, Reuters says
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August 22, 2014
18:16 EDTGEGeneral Electric equipped 787 Dreamliner approved by regulators, WSJ says
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18:05 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $123.4M government contract
General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $123,409,100 firm-fixed-price contract for compressor parts. This contract is a sole-source acquisition. This is a five-year base contract, with no option periods. Location of performance is Massachusetts, with an Aug. 21, 2019 performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2014 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
08:01 EDTGEGE CFS, VNG.co to support expansion of CNG fueling infrastructure
GE Capital Fleet Services announced an agreement with VNG.co, a national CNG fueling facility provider, to support the expansion of the CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles. Through the agreement with VNG, GE Capital Fleet Servicesí customers will be able to take advantage of the increasing accessibility of CNG fueling stations, minimize overall fuel costs and meet financial and environmental objectives through the use of a lower cost, more stably priced, environmentally friendly and domestically sourced fuel.
05:58 EDTCMCSAComcast launches streaming TV services for college campuses, WSJ reports
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August 20, 2014
08:11 EDTGEGE Healthcare Life Sciences announces new U.S. headquarters in MA
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August 19, 2014
17:31 EDTGEGE plans to invest $3.5B in aircraft engine unit, Nikkei says
General Electric plans to invest $3.5B in its aircraft engine business over the five years to 2017, as it looks to boost production, says Nikkei. Reference Link
06:22 EDTGEGeneral Electric in talks with Electrolux to sell appliance business, WSJ says
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August 18, 2014
07:07 EDTGEGeneral Electric reinstated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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August 17, 2014
20:16 EDTCMCSAFCC must decide on TWC arrangement as it reviews Comcast deal, WSJ says
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