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Pay TV Bundling Challenged

In a lawsuit filed late yesterday in New York, Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) is taking on Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) in a move that...

What If AT&T's T-Mobile Buyout Gets Shot Down?

Regulators have begun to take a long, hard look at whether the AT&T buyout of T-Mobile would create a quasi-monopoly in the American cellular carrier industry. If those antitrust concerns sink the deal, AT&T could be in real trouble, because cellular is its only clear hope for growth.

Coke Takes the Fizz out of Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway liquidated its positions in a number of high-profile companies during the fourth quarter, but the Oracle of Omaha's huge stake in Coca-Cola has caused his portfolio to lose its fizz so far in 2011.

Comcast's Next Big Battle May Be in Its Backyard

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia channel is now the exclusive carrier of games from the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers and 76ers. But now Comcast will have to make the channel available to satellite-TV providers, thanks to FCC-approved terms of its deal for NBC Universal.

Keith OIbermann Will Return to MSNBC on Tuesday

MSNBC head Phil Griffin now says Olbermann, who was suspended indefinitely without pay on Nov. 5, has been punished enough. Olbermann's supporters certainly felt that way, calling his suspension by MSNBC for making political donations to Democrats "outrageous" and "bizarre."

Repurchase Mania: The Top 10 Buyback Stocks

When IBM raised its stock buyback authorization by $10 billion on Oct. 26, it became the 259th company to announce repurchase plans in October alone. Citi Investment Research says the long-term trend of rising share repurchases has only just begun.

A Pot Portfolio: Who Stands to Profit if Marijuana Is Legalized?

When the state of California announced that a marijuana legalization measure would be on its November ballot, the ensuing discussion covered a range of topics from medicine to morality. But few pundits brought up the biggest factor of them all: money. With a potential market of millions of pot smokers, decriminalization of marijuana could open the door to a vast, largely-untapped market for smoking paraphernalia, accessories, and other lifestyle accoutrements.

Comcast Earnings Double, but It Still Gets No Respect

Comcast is the Rodney Dangerfield of media companies. Yesterday, the Philadelphia-based firm reported that fourth-quarter earnings more than doubled. How did Wall Street respond? It sent Comcast's shares down.

Microsoft Xbox Challenges Cable TV

Microsoft plans to use its XBox Live as a means to stream movies and TV shows into people's homes. If the extremely ambitious program eventually works as planned, customers could have no need for their cable TV.

Jay Leno Fiasco Has NBC Asking, Now What?

NBC has got quite a mountain to climb after the disastrous Jay Leno Show experiment. But getting consumers to give a second chance to a product they've stopped using is one of the biggest challenges in marketing.