Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast. Movies and theme parks in its NBCUniversal entertainment unit also bolstered results.
Tech pioneer Yahoo beat Wall Street's low expectations for its sales but missed earnings projections, mainly because it spent more than $200 million on partnerships meant to drum up more users.
Federal regulators are close to approving AT&T's purchase of satellite service DirecTV in a $49-billion deal that would transform the phone giant into the largest pay-TV operator in the United States.
Social networking giant Facebook can't block nearly 400 search warrants seeking users' postings for a criminal fraud investigation, an appeals court said, but judges say they understand the unease.
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