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January 24, 2014
05:40 EDTVZ, TMUS, TWC, S, CHTRMergers show how junk bonds have returned, WSJ reports
For years following the financial crisis, the thought of junk-bond-fueled mega deals would have been unthinkable, but no more, reports the Wall Street Journal. Now, investors' healthy appetite may be tested in coming months if two major corporate takeovers take place. Sprint's (S) possible $31B deal for T-Mobile US (TMUS) and Charter Communication's (CHTR) unsolicited $37B bid for Time Warner Cable (TWC) show that both would-be buyers have credit ratings below investment grade and each could sell enough bonds to break Sprint's record $6.5B junk-bond sale, set last year, the Journal says.Reference Link
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November 11, 2014
18:19 EDTTWCCBS, Disney look to block FCC Comcast merger disclosures, Bloomberg says
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13:36 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable and Comcast mentioned positively at Evercore ISI
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10:50 EDTTWCOptions with increasing implied volatility: GNW TWC
10:20 EDTTWCHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: RLGY TWC LITB SPM ACRX JWN OCR CALL CST ERIC
07:44 EDTTWCComcast deal would only be derailed by Title II concessions, says Wells Fargo
After President Obama called for Internet providers to be regulated under Title II, Wells Fargo thinks that Comcast (CMCSA) will only walk away from the Time Warner Cable (TWC) deal if there are significant Title II concessions specifically attached to the deal. The firm suggests, however, that the deal could be restructured if the companies' stock prices continue to fall in reaction to Obama's statement.
07:06 EDTTWCObama's call for regulation worries investors in Comcast-TWC deal, WSJ says
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06:45 EDTTMUSGermany may reduce Deutsche Telekom stake, Reuters says
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November 10, 2014
16:44 EDTTWC, VZOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:57 EDTTMUSWorldwide Business Research to hold a conference
ProcureCon for Digital & Marketing Services 2014 is being held in San Antonio on November 11-13.
14:09 EDTVZ, TWCBoehner strongly opposes net neutrality
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13:52 EDTCHTRCharter issues statement regarding White House Title II announcement
Charter Communications released the following statement in response to the White House Title II Announcement: "Charter Communications unambiguously supports an open Internet, which is vital for consumers and central to our continued success. The extraordinary growth of broadband service in the United States, which now reaches more than 70 million households, has largely been the result of the current regulatory environment. For these reasons, we strongly oppose the reclassification of broadband as a Title II service under the Telecommunications Act. Efforts to reclassify broadband ignore the fact that the current rules have encouraged billions of dollars of investment in our broadband infrastructure and Americans' access to open, fast, and reliable service has never been greater. Applying 1930's-era, rotary telephone legislation to a 21st century computer technology comes with significant risks to consumers. It is a solution in search of a problem and threatens to undermine continued investment to improve and expand our nation's broadband infrastructure."
13:26 EDTVZ, TWCCable providers fall after Obama weighs in on net neutrality
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12:25 EDTTWCTime Warner Cable issues statement on White House Title II announcement
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12:24 EDTCHTR, VZ, TWCOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were modestly higher at midday. The averages opened mixed, but very close to the flat line, and have continued to drift slowly higher from that point. There is little to stand in the way of the marketís drift, as the economic calendar is quiet, the earnings season is winding down, and the most closely watched geopolitical situations are currently status quo. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., little of note was on the economic calendar. The Federal Reserve's newly introduced Labor Market Conditions Index was flat at 4 in October. The Fed started updating estimates of the LMCI every month beginning with last month. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Netflix (NFLX) advanced about 1% after xxx President Barack Obama publicly urged the Federal Communications Commission to implement the "strongest possible rules" to protect net neutrality. In response, Verizon (VZ) said it supports the open Internet and continues to believe that the "light-touch regulatory approach in place for the past two decades has been central to the Internetís success," adding that it believes the reclassification Obama called for would "apply 1930s-era utility regulation to the Internet" and be a "radical reversal of course" that would threaten great harm to an open Internet, competition and innovation." A number of Internet Service Providers, including Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Charter (CHTR) and Cablevision (CVC), moved lower after Obama weighed in on the hot-button issue. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN), which rose 22% after the company presented data from the ongoing Phase 2 study of its Hepatitis C virus treatment at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, or AASLD. Also higher was Dean Foods (DF), which rose more than 13% after the dairy products distributorís third quarter results, as well as its fourth quarter and full year profit outlook, surpassed analystsí consensus estimates. Among the noteworthy losers was Rayonier (RYN), which dropped 13% after management determined that there was a material weakness in the company's internal controls, restated certain previously made financial statements, and cut its dividend reflecting expectations of reduced cash available for distribution due to lower expected annual harvest levels. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 18.55, or 0.11%, to 17,592.48, the Nasdaq was up 10.77, or 0.23%, to 4,643.30, and the S&P 500 was up 4.01, or 0.2%, to 2,035.93.
10:09 EDTTWCOptions with increasing implied volatility: CZR IGT CMCSA TWC
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10:06 EDTTWC, CHTR, VZVerizon says utility Internet regulation would 'threaten great harm'
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10:01 EDTTWC, CHTRTWC, Charter, Comcast drop after Obama calls for Internet regulation
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09:45 EDTTWC, VZ, CHTRObama urges FCC to enact 'strongest possible rules' to protect net neutrality
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09:43 EDTTWC, CHTR, VZObama urges FCC to enact 'strongest possible rules' to protect net neutrality
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07:11 EDTVZ, TMUSOpen Mobile Media to hold a summit
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