The premium cable channel locks up a 10-year deal with Universal Pictures.
With 4 days left until the fiscal cliff, negotiations resume.
Wal-Mart waits for consumer confidence numbers. Time Warner's 'The Hobbit' is in theaters now. Nike will split its stock. KB Home anticipates new home sales. Sturm Ruger should bounce back.
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Investors await several economic reports due out this morning.
Why break the cable/satellite model? It's profitable for the content providers and, while there are disputes over fees, the carriers aren't such a competitive threat.
The estate of 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings' author JRR Tolkien sues over copyright infringement and dubious merchandising.
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