Cablevision is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, Time Warner Cable is upgraded to 'overweight' at JPMorgan.
Stocks are lower as trading remains sluggish since the end of the US elections.
President Obama is set to speak on the subject.
The Bank of Japan may launch a new round of easing, while the Greek Parliament is in turmoil on conflicting reports regarding the country's bailout.
The head of Abercrombie & Fitch has a long list of expectations for the crew of his private plane. Michael Jeffries' rules are coming to light as part of a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former pilot.
Third-quarter earnings extend the e-tailer's revitalized growth story.
Abercrombie is upgraded to 'overweight,' and American Eagle is downgraded to 'neutral.'
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