Don (or shall I say Dick?), Peggy, Roger, Pete, Joan and the rest of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce gang return to television Sunday after a painfully long hiatus.
Amazon.com made waves in March when it announced Cloud Player, a new "cloud music" service that allows users to upload their music collections for personal use.
The fireworks came early on Wall Street. Stocks started the second half of the year firing on all cylinders Friday, posting the strongest week in two years, as fresh data boosted investor optimism about the state of the economy.
The eagerly awaited premiere of the fifth season of "Mad Men" may have been pushed to the start of 2012, but if you are a fan of all things Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce -- and who isn't pining for the return of Joan! -- you don't have to wait until then to get in on the action as an investor.
U.S. stocks were set to open the new month on a quiet note Friday, following a week of strong gains, as investors await reports on manufacturing and consumer sentiment.
It's a sad day for the Luddites of the investing world.
It's out with the old and in with the new at the Standard & Poor's 500, as four companies will replace current issues on the benchmark index.
Cablevision Systems Corp. said Saturday it has agreed to pay higher fees to carry Fox Networks' programming, ending a dispute that caused millions of New Yorkers to miss the first two games of the 2010 World Series.
News Corp. pulled the plug on Cablevision customers Saturday, blacking out more than 3 million households in the New York area over a programming fee dispute.
Fox Networks is entangled in another financial dispute over programming, this time with Cablevision, and customers in New York and Philadelphia could lose out as a result.
Cablevision customers in the New York area were able to start watching the Oscars about 15 minutes into the start of the program Sunday, when ABC restored its local affiliate's signal after pulling it due to a fee dispute.
Some New Yorkers hoping to watch the Oscars could see black screens instead of golden statues on Sunday.
How do I break this to you gently?
Fox Networks and Time Warner Cable announced an agreement Friday that will avert the disruption of Fox network programming to 15 million subscribers of Time Warner Cable and an affiliated company.
A midnight deadline passed Friday, but the Fox network has still not resolved its differences with Time Warner Cable on a deal to keep its channels on the air in several major cities.
Cablevision Systems, a New York-area cable provider, said Friday it was no longer carrying The Food Channel and HGTV, two channels operated by Scripps Networks Interactive, in a dispute over distribution rights fees.
At a bare minimum, when you've represented Robert Kennedy, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, and Jimmy Connors, among others, you ought to have some good stories. And Donald Dell doesn't disappointment. A well-known figure in the tennis world for being the sport's first agent, helping to found the ATP Tour and serving as a U.S. Davis Cup captain, Dell, 71, mixes practical advice and war stories in his new book, Never Make the First Offer.
To executives of phone company BCE (BCE), which this week said it would acquire 756 consumer electronics stores in Canada from troubled retailer Circuit City, Tech Daily offers four words of caution: Nobody Beats the Wiz.
If the nation's largest cable TV operators have their way, the home digital video recorder could soon become a relic
Nobody ever said that valuing a publicly traded company was supposed to be easy. But it shouldn't be as complex, as say, quantum physics either.
Cablevision Systems Corp. is considering several options to boost its stock price including spinning off some of its diverse holdings
Sam Zell is in a difficult spot. The real estate mogul turned newspaper baron borrowed $8.4 billion last December to finance his leverage buyout of the Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. Now he's discovered the newspaper business is harsher than he expected. Zell is trying to sell some of his new company's assets to keep his creditors happy.
Cablevision Systems Corp. says it is buying the Long Island-based newspaper Newsday from Tribune Co. for $650 million
Cablevision Systems Corp. is close to buying the Long Island newspaper Newsday from Tribune Co. for $650 million, a person with knowledge of the situation said Sunday.
News Corp., the media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, has withdrawn its bid to purchase the Long Island daily paper Newsday, a News Corp. spokeswoman said Saturday
News Corp., the media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, has withdrawn its bid to purchase the Long Island daily paper Newsday, a News Corp. spokeswoman said Saturday.
Just as the race for your TV, phone and Internet dollar speeds up, the gains for the companies peddling the triple-play service bundles have slowed to a crawl.
The bidding for Tribune Co.'s Newsday has attracted some of the biggest names in the New York media world. News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch led the charge with a $580 million offer. New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman quickly matched it. Now Cablevision's Dolan family has lobbed in a high bid of $650 million. Cablevision's involvement is the most puzzling of the three. After all, the Dolans are cable guys, not newspaper publishers. Nevertheless, there's a strange logic to it.
U.S. stocks appeared poised for a higher opening Wednesday, with technology stocks looking to lead the way on Wall Street after a batch of upbeat earnings in the sector.
New York-based cable television operator Cablevision Systems Corp. reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit Wednesday as it added more digital video, high-speed Internet and voice subscribers.
AT&T said Monday it filed a U.S. regulatory complaint that Cablevision Systems was improperly withholding regional sports programming that AT&T must have to roll out video service in Connecticut.
Stocks rallied and were set for their fifth record in the last six sessions on Wednesday as investors digested more upbeat earnings, a $10.6 billion deal for Cablevision and a strong reading from the manufacturing sector.
The Dow continued to climb into new trading territory Wednesday afternoon climbing over 100 points after more robust earnings news, more buyout talk from the media sector and an upbeat manufacturing reading.
Stocks rose early Wednesday afternoon, with the Dow industrials hitting a fresh intraday high as investors welcomed upbeat earnings, a buyout bid for Cablevision, lower oil prices and a report showing strength in the factory sector.
Stocks rose Wednesday morning, with the Dow industrials hitting a fresh all-time high as investors welcomed upbeat earnings and deals in the media sector.
Cablevision, the nation's No. 5 cable operator, accepted an offer Wednesday from the company's founding Dolan family to buy the rest of the company in a deal worth $10.6 billion.
The mind-boggling mishaps that took place in the executive - and hotel - suite.
Tech stocks led the way lower at the start of Wall Street trading Wednesday on Intel's lower earnings and a higher-than-expected inflation reading.
Tech problems and the economy weighed on U.S. stocks at Friday's open.
The Dolan family, which controls Cablevision Systems Corp., has raised its offer for all outstanding shares of the New York-based cable operator to $30 per share from $27, representatives of the family said Friday.
Several massive deals last month made October the second biggest merger month of 2006, according to a report published Wednesday.
The Dolan family, which controls the New York-based cable provider Cablevision, renewed an offer to take the company private for an estimated $7.9 billion in cash.
There's one thing we can say for certain about cable executive James Dolan: The guy doesn't shy away from a fight.
U.S. cable operator Cablevision Systems Corp. on Wednesday said its planned network-based digital video recorder is protected by "fair use" legal precedents established in the famous Sony Betamax video case.
What if new movies were showing not only at the neighborhood multiplex but also on your cable box? Rainbow Media Holdings--the Cablevision unit that owns the AMC network, the Independent Film Chann...
On the night that the movie Brokeback Mountain won four Golden Globe awards, including the one for best drama, it could not be seen in Peoria, Ill., or Montpelier, Vt.
For many, now is the time to look back and judge whether or not the past 12 months have been fruitful.
Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan threw his support behind the FCC's recommendation of an a la carte option for cable subscribers, calling it "in the best interests of consumers", the company said Thursday
It's been a tough stock-picking environment for investors so far this year. The major indexes all finished the first half of 2005 slightly in the red.
Stocks slipped early Monday, as oil prices spiked to all-time trading highs, spooking investors already edgy after pushing the blue-chip averages to multi-month highs Friday.
The family that controls Cablevision Systems Corp. has moved to buy out the public shareholders of their media empire and create a separate company for its prized entertainment assets, the company announced Monday.
Weakness in the U.S. futures market early Monday could be a sign that gushing oil prices are likely to weigh on investors' minds and could stymie Wall Street's seven day long rally.
Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) continues to conduct due diligence on cable operator Adelphia Communications Inc. and will decide sometime this week whether to raise its $16.5 billion bid for Adelphia, a person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
Time Warner and Comcast reached an agreement in principle to buy Adelphia Communications Corp., according to published reports.
Investors could get a lift Friday from a reported agreement between Time Warner and Comcast to buy Adelphia Communications as well as a continued decline in oil prices.
Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC) Chairman Charles Dolan, in a further sign that he is determined to keep his Voom satellite service operating, has told the Federal Communications Commission that he is in the process of making a $400 million personal commitment to the business, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
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It sounds like a plot fit for a cheesy cable movie. A wealthy New York family caught up in a bitter boardroom battle that pits father against son. Can they patch up their differences or will greed and pride destroy their relationship forever?
Executives working for Voom, the satellite service owned by Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC), have assured Sears, Roebuck & Co. (S), the largest retailer of the service, that they likely have a deal that will keep the service going, a Sears spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal.
IS CABLEVISION CEO JAMES DOLAN ready to compete with Donald Trump? That's what he'd like everybody to believe. On Feb. 4, Madison Square Garden, which Cablevision controls, offered to buy the site ...
Cablevision Systems chairman and primary shareholder Charles Dolan may try to remove his son as CEO of the company due to a battle over its satellite television unit, according to a published report.
New York City's efforts to land the 2012 Olympics have produced one of those only-in-New-York spectacles for the city's residents.
Blue chips powered higher Tuesday, closing at a three-and-a-half year high.
Blue-chips gains Monday afternoon, boosting the Dow and helping the broader market erase early losses, as investors reacted calmly to weekend news of potential terrorist attacks on financial targets
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Embattled hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp. said it will pay $30.75 million to settle charges it improperly paid physicians for referrals and billed Medicare in discharging patients, boosting its shares in after-hours trade.
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If only this new dodge for talking along a wire had been a little bit nearer perfection... --Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence
Buying cable-television stocks is like riding a roller coaster with a blindfold on. You know there are lots of ups and downs; you're just not sure when they're coming. Right now, the good times are...
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