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Next Week's Big News: Cable TV, China.com, More

Plenty of big names are set to report their earnings in August, including the country's largest cable and satellite television providers, several of China's leading dot-coms, radio giant Sirius XM, car rental companies Zipcar and Avis, and the two biggest video game developers.

Why China's Rapid Online Growth Won't Help U.S. Firms

The number of people online in China is 52% greater than the entire U.S. population. But don't expect that many U.S. Internet companies will benefit from those 485 million Chinese Internet users. The sky-high stock valuations on China's native firms highlight their strong local advantage.

Alibaba.com Refuses to Participate in Parent's Bid for Sohu Stake

Alibaba.com (ALBCF) is unwilling to take part in its parent Alibaba Group%u2019s bid to buy a stake in Sohu.com Inc%u2019s search engine unit. Alibaba Group and a fund founded by its chairman, Jack Ma, plan to buy a 16% stake in Sohu.com%u2019s search engine unit, Sogou, IDG News reported. The deal, which has not yet been finalized, may increase Sohu%u2019s search engine presence in China and draw users to Alibaba Group%u2019s e-commerce business.