Opposition from the Obama administration over competition and job losses proves too big to overcome. The companies say more capacity to handle growing mobile usage is needed. Sprint is a winner; shares jump.
The BlackBerry maker says that sales and profit will come in below the previous forecast for the quarter. With video on Research In Motion's earnings report.
Along with the rest of the consumer electronics industry, the company may be hit hard by the devastating earthquake.
The Dow ends with a 34-point gain. Crude oil tops $91. Gold and silver rise. Verizon will sell iPhones in February. Supervalu profit slumps on pressure from Wal-Mart and Target.
Strong BlackBerry sales help Research in Motion beat sales and profit expectations.
Important earnings are due from Best Buy, FedEx, General Mills, Oracle and Research In Motion. The Fed will weigh in on the economy's health in a week of big economic reports.
The communications giant manages to top expectations, but its earnings aren't exactly inspiring.
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