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Comcast Corp., the country's biggest cable TV company, continues to generate more money by attracting customers to pricier bundles of TV, Internet and phone service _ even as a sluggish economy hampers efforts to sign up new subscribers.
Fox is threatening to sue Cablevision amid a dispute that has left the cable TV provider's 3 million subscribers without Fox programming for more than a week.
U.S. newspaper circulation fell over the past six months at the slowest rate in two years.
Broadcasters took a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web after they blocked access to their programming online this month to enforce their demands to be paid.
Cablevision Systems Corp. on Monday told the government that Fox has acted in "bad faith" in blacking out its programming to some 3 million subscribers.
Cablevision is telling the government that Fox has acted in "bad faith" in blacking out its programming to some 3 million cable subscribers, saying it is facing an ultimatum to pay more or miss out on carrying baseball's World Series starting on Wednesday.
Think you need another TV in the home? Maybe the iPad, Apple Inc.'s tablet computer, will do the job instead.
Consumers are feeling more confident about spending on small luxuries such as premium cable services and pay-per-view, propelling the earnings of cable and satellite TV providers upward in the second quarter. Advertisers, particularly automakers, also spent more in the quarter.
PROFITS SLIP: Cablevision Systems Corp. reports second-quarter net income of $60.9 million, or 21 cents per share. That's down from $87 million, or 30 cents per share, a year ago.