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1. CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study -

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.

The CEOs who've decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals this year are set to rake in an estimated $430 million in "golden parachute" payments, according to a study done by pay-tracking firm Equilar at the request of The Associated Press. Translation: It would take the typical American household 847 years of work to get what the average CEO will receive in one fell swoop.

2. Obama steps into divisive debate on net neutrality -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

3. Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

4. US stocks climb to new highs; home builders gain -

NEW YORK (AP) — For stocks on Monday, the path of least resistance was up.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average both edged up to all-time highs on a day that was light on economic news and company releases.

5. Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere -

NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

6. How Frenchman's Nobel research could aid consumers -

U.S. consumers might be paying less than they are for cable and Internet access if regulators had followed the guidance of Jean Tirole in promoting industry competition.

So say experts in assessing the work of Tirole, a 61-year-old Frenchmen who won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for showing how to encourage better products and competitive prices in industries dominated by a few companies.

7. MBA student, faculty films air -

Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.

A short film by student Jacob Lothers was created as an entry in the Full Moon Film Festival for high school students, with the longer cut of his film airing this month. Lothers is part of Red Tower Productions, the school’s film and video club.

8. HipD: Donelson finds its cool side -

The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.

9. Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved -

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

10. Is it fantasy football or online gambling? -

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was.

11. 21st Century Fox abandons pursuit of Time Warner -

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner in a proposed deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies.

The about-face announced Tuesday comes three weeks after Time Warner Inc. revealed that it had rejected 21st Century Fox's unsolicited $76 billion buyout offer.

12. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.

13. US stocks climb as earnings reports roll in -

NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.

The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected.

14. Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated.

15. Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood -

NEW YORK (AP) — In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion in cash and stock.

16. More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected -

LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

That's the conclusion of business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first half of 2014 struck its highest level since the end of the boom years in 2007.

17. More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected -

LONDON (AP) — More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

That's the conclusion of a survey by business consulting firm EY, which says the value of takeover deals announced in the first half of 2014 struck its highest level since the end of the boom years in 2007.

18. After Aereo, what's next for Internet TV? -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Supreme Court shot down Aereo's business model this week, but that doesn't mean customers' desire for a better TV experience is gone.

Americans are still fed up with huge channel bundles, high prices, poor service and the lack of ability to watch all their shows on all their devices. That's part of why Aereo was attractive: It offered local broadcast channels and a few others on multiple devices for just $8 a month.

19. Energetic stock market pushes toward milestones -

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is back to setting records.

After treading water for most of March and April, stocks are nudging deeper into record territory and are closing in on milestones with lots of zeros attached to them. The Dow Jones industrial average is within 30 points of 17,000 while the Standard & Poor's 500 is just shy of 2,000 after rising 6 percent this year.

20. FCC examining reasons for Internet traffic jams -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content.

21. Events -

School Board Candidate Forum. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, is hosting four forums with candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Education in June. Tonight's event features District 4 candidates Rhonda Dixon, Anna Shepherd and Pam Swoner, 5-6:30 p.m., at Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2991 McGavock Pike. Open to the public, each forum will offer the opportunity for candidates to share their vision for Metro Nashville Public Schools. All forums will be recorded by Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television for later rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 10 in Davidson County. Supervised activities for young children will be available during each forum. Additional sessions:

22. Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users' online communications from government spies and other snoops.

23. 5 reasons why media execs top CEO pay lists -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once again, media company CEOs are among the highest paid executives in the nation, occupying six of the top 10 earning spots according to an Associated Press/Equilar study.

Compensation experts say a variety of factors are at play, including the gain in media stocks, the intangible value of talent in a hit-or-miss business, the control of shareholder power in very few hands, and the decline of the financial sector.

24. Top 10 highest-paid CEOs -

NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm:

1. Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million, up 246 percent

25. Events -

Bellevue Clean Up Day. Shredding, large-item, electronics/computer and prescription drug drop-off, tag renewals, emissions testing and Goodwill collections. Not accepted: paint, fluorescents or other hazardous materials. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, at Gower Elementary School.

26. ATT, DirecTV: Antitrust experts say 2 big deals better than 1 -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger —the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable— makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.

27. AT&T aims for TV's future with $48.5B DirecTV deal -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T says it views its planned $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV as a way to help redefine the video entertainment industry, giving it opportunities to bundle services and tap into growing Latin American markets.

28. FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

29. Netflix pays Verizon for better Internet access -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.

The deal marks the second time in less than three months that Netflix Inc. has anted up for a more direct connection to a major Internet service, even though CEO Reed Hastings objects to having to pay for better access.

30. Comcast selling some cable systems to Charter -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast announced on Monday a series of transactions designed to lower its debt and help clear the way for its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, including the sale of cable systems with 1.4 million subscribers to Charter and the spinoff of an additional 2.5 million subscribers into a new company.

31. FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.

32. Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."

33. Events -

MTSU Panel Discussion Focuses on Women in Politics. “Serving the Local Community: Women in Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Governments,” a panel discussion with five influential local women officials, is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. today, MTSU’s Tom Jackson Building. Dr. Ayne Cantrell, MTSU professor emerita, will moderate. The panelists will be Laura Bohling, Circuit Court clerk, Rutherford County; Donna Scott Davenport, Juvenile Court judge, Rutherford County;Joyce Ealy, commissioner, District 19, Rutherford County Commission; Lisa Nolen, finance director, Rutherford County; Madelyn Scales Harris, councilwoman, Murfreesboro City Council. Information: acantrell@comcast.net, barbara.scales@mtsu.edu.

34. US companies spend heavily on big mergers in 2014 -

NEW YORK (AP) — So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal.

Flush with cash and high stock prices, companies are buying up the competition at levels not seen since the dotcom bubble. And with Washington providing more clarity on government spending plans, CEOs are more confident their expansion hopes will pan out — especially if the economy keeps growing.

35. Luring Google Fiber might depend on NES lowering fees -

Can Google afford Nashville? The tech giant wants to offer its superfast fiber network – 100 times faster than average broadband speeds – in Nashville and eight other metropolitan areas across the U.S., in addition to the three it already serves.

36. For those who dare to ‘think different’: Budding entrepreneurs find a friend in Burcham -

Michael Burcham accepted his Kiwanis Club’s 2013 Nashvillian of the Year award with a moving and resonant speech that was less about his own accomplishments than about creating opportunities for those who are marginalized by society.

37. Getting a clearer picture on Netflix-Comcast deal -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of bickering, Netflix and Comcast are finally working together to provide their subscribers with a more enjoyable experience when they're watching movies and old television shows over high-speed Internet connections.

38. FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.

39. Google aims to provide broadband in Nashville, 33 other cities -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in Nashville and 33 other cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansion aimed at providing formidable competition to cable and telecommunication providers.

40. More businesses using high-speed connections -

Connected Tennessee hopes to see broadband adoption and use continue to rise among Tennessee businesses, which have $31 billion in annual online sales.

The latest statewide research indicates 76 percent of state businesses in Tennessee are connected to broadband, compared to 55 percent in 2007.

41. Broadband access seen as job creation tool -

It’s hard to imagine, with the proliferation of wireless connectivity, personal devices and constant data exchange, but there are Tennesseans who don’t have access to the Internet and don’t think the Internet has anything to offer them.

42. Local entrepreneurs eye net neutrality battle -

Net neutrality has been in the news for years, but talk has really ramped up since September, when Verizon challenged the Federal Communications Commission’s rules of net neutrality of the 2010 Open Internet Order.

43. Comcast-TWC merger worries, outrages consumers -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable subscribers don't give Comcast and Time Warner Cable good grades when it comes to customer satisfaction. So after Comcast announced its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Thursday, it didn't take long for consumers to start venting their frustrations over high prices, spotty service and fears of a monopoly.

44. Stocks edge higher as investors assess earnings -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher Thursday as investors assessed the latest corporate earnings and some weak economic reports. Goodyear Tire & Rubber soared after reporting a big earnings gain, while Cisco Systems and Whole Foods dropped after releasing disappointing results.

45. Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $45.2 billion in a deal that would combine the nation's top two cable TV companies and create a dominant force in creating and delivering entertainment.

46. Comcast gains video subscribers in 4Q -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. added 43,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter — the first quarterly gain in six and a half years — as the nation's top cable TV company said that uptake of its X1 set-top box helped it retain customers and boost video-on-demand spending.

47. Stocks rise on Wall Street after 3 days of losses -

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors' jitters over emerging markets faded on Tuesday and U.S. stocks rose for the first time in four days.

Global stock markets stabilized after three turbulent days when investors grew worried about growth in China and other emerging markets. The sell-off began last Thursday, when a survey for January showed that Chinese manufacturing was set to contract, dragging down stocks in Asia, Europe and the U.S. The slide continued on Friday as currencies in countries including Argentina and Turkey slumped. On Monday, Asian markets slumped, although the selling on Wall Street eased.

48. Charging Netflix at issue in open-Internet case -

NEW YORK (AP) — Will broadband providers start charging Internet services such as Netflix to deliver the massive amounts of data that streaming video and other content require?

A court ruling this week gives providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon more flexibility to do that, even though immediate changes are unlikely.

49. Appeals court sets aside Internet neutrality rules -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decision that could reshape consumers' access to entertainment, news and other online content, a federal appeals court Tuesday set aside Federal Communications Commission rules designed to ensure that transmission of all Internet content be treated equally.

50. DirecTV customers lose The Weather Channel -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 20 million DirecTV customers nationwide lost The Weather Channel because of a dispute over fees between the channel and the satellite service.

The two companies pointed fingers at each other late Monday as a midnight EST deadline for renegotiation of carriage fees paid by DirecTV to The Weather Channel passed without an agreement.

51. Obama to meet with tech CEOs amid NSA concerns -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.

The White House says the meeting will focus on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reform government information technology.

52. Comcast 3Q profit declines, still beats Street -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp., the nation's largest TV and Internet provider, on Tuesday posted a drop in third-quarter earnings that was milder than expected. Its NBCUniversal media subsidiary overcame the absence of Olympics programming with better movies like "Despicable Me 2" as well as upbeat theme park revenue.

53. Twitter, Comcast sign TV partnershipTwitter, Comcast sign TV partnership -

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter and Comcast have signed a TV partnership that will let viewers access television shows and buy movie tickets directly from a tweet.

Twitter Inc. and Comcast Corp. said Wednesday that a new feature that's part of the deal will let customers of Comcast's Xfinify TV service tune in to programs by clicking a "see it" button in a tweet. In a statement, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts calls it "an instant online remote control."

54. Music, gaming industries sounds alarm on piracy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The music and movie industries are sounding the alarm again on online piracy, saying illegal downloads are on the rise and search engines like Google aren't doing enough to stop them.

55. Fully-owned NBCUniversal boosts Comcast 2Q results -

NEW YORK (AP) — The decision by Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, to buy General Electric out of the NBCUniversal business looks like a smart one, as the media conglomerate posted strong results for the second quarter.

56. Owners call off Hulu sale, to inject cash instead -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The on-again, off-again sale of Hulu is off — again.

Hulu's owners, 21st Century Fox, Disney and NBCUniversal, said Friday that they will remain owners of the online video service, while providing a cash infusion of about $750 million to ensure its future growth.

57. A showcase for rural America -

RFD-TV bills itself as “Rural America’s Most Important Network,” and there was a time when provincial Music City would have been its core audience.

Today, Nashville has an urbane, glitzy, polished image. It’s the city of pop-country divas Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, the home of business headquarters with global reputations, and sprawling, non-stop construction featuring a new, state-of-the-art convention center downtown.

58. Johnson to direct Tennessee Justice Center -

Managing attorney Michele Johnson will succeed Gordon Bonnyman as executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center at the end of 2013.

Bonnyman and Johnson co-founded the organization 17 years ago to advocate for Tennessee’s vulnerable populations, particularly those struggling to find access to health care.

59. Events -

Chamber West Monthly Coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Today, 8-9:15 a.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

60. Comcast profit rises 17 percent in 1Q -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company and owner of NBCUniversal, on Wednesday said its net income rose 17 percent in the latest quarter, powered by continued strong results from its cable operations.

61. Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. away from its Japanese suitor in recognition of the way satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play YouTube videos.

62. Music, movie industry to warn copyright infringers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet users who illegally share music, movies or TV shows online may soon get warning notices from their service providers that they are violating copyright law. Ignore the notices, and violators could face an Internet slow-down for 48 hours. Those who claim they're innocent can protest — for a fee.

63. Bill would allow third party to resolve rate issues -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are proposing a bill that would allow a third party to settle rate disputes between cable companies and utility pole owners.

The Republican-backed legislation is being proposed at the same time as a competing GOP measure that seeks to nearly double the rates for broadband companies to attach to utility poles.

64. Wall Street: Comcast getting great deal on NBCU -

NEW YORK (AP) — Analysts believe General Electric gave Comcast a great deal on the half of NBCUniversal that Comcast doesn't already own.

Matthew Harrigan at Wunderlich Securities says GE "mispriced" the $16.7 billion deal announced late Tuesday.

65. Comcast doubles down on TV in $16.7B deal for NBCU -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast's $16.7 billion deal to buy the remaining half of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule represents a resounding vote of confidence in the future of TV, even as the growth of Internet video reshapes the entertainment landscape.

66. NBC Sports partners with Yahoo for content deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports and Yahoo are taking on the crowded sports media landscape with a partnership that fills in gaps for both companies.

NBC brings video and big-name broadcasters and Yahoo adds college coverage and fantasy games in the agreement announced Sunday. They hope their strengths will complement each other and attract more eyes to both as they vie with ESPN and other outlets for multimedia sports supremacy.

67. Comcast 3Q profit, sales top Street on upbeat subs -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cable giant Comcast Corp., the nation's largest provider of TV and high-speed Internet services, more than doubled its net income in the third quarter, helped by fewer cancelations of video service than expected and by breaking even on the expensive-to-produce London Olympics on NBC.

68. Weak earnings reports weigh on stocks -

Stocks closed mostly lower Friday after investors found little to like in weak corporate earnings reports and news of only tepid growth in the U.S. economy in the third quarter.

The Dow Jones industrial average managed a gain of 3.53 points to close at 13,107.21 after spending much of the day in the red.

69. An easy way to pay where cash is king -

Customers who normally go to the MAPCO Express convenience store on East Thompson Lane for a bag of chips or a six pack can do something new – pay their bills.

The location is one of 37 MAPCO stores in Nashville and Memphis where self-service, reverse ATMs – machines that collect money instead of dispensing it – have recently been installed.

70. Justice Dept approves Verizon-cable deals -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's antitrust division on Thursday approved deals between Verizon Wireless and four of the nation's largest cable companies but applied conditions.

Most significantly, the agency said it will not allow Verizon Wireless stores to sell TV and broadband services from the cable companies — Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox — in areas where Verizon sells its own TV and broadband service.

71. Justice Dept approves Verizon-cable deals -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's antitrust division on Thursday approved deals between Verizon Wireless and four of the nation's largest cable companies but applied conditions.

Most significantly, the agency said it will not allow Verizon Wireless stores to sell TV and broadband services from the cable companies — Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox — in areas where Verizon sells its own TV and broadband service.

72. Mighty Mouse: Investors flock to safety of Disney -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These are happy times in the Magic Kingdom.

The Walt Disney Co.'s stock is up 35 percent so far this year, outpacing its media company rivals.

73. CEO says NBC set to 'break even' on Olympics -

NEW YORK (AP) — Viewer excitement about the Olympics is translating into gold for NBC: The broadcaster now expects to break even on the London Games rather than take a loss.

"We are way ahead of where we thought we'd be," NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said Wednesday.

74. On a chaotic day, Fed, glitches push stocks lower -

NEW YORK (AP) — There was more than one story line playing out in the stock market Wednesday.

The market wavered between gains and losses for much of the day, yanked around by technical problems, an ambiguous statement from the Federal Reserve, and mixed reports on U.S. companies that made it difficult to decipher just where the economy is headed.

75. 'Battleship' dud hits Comcast earnings in 2Q -

NEW YORK (AP) — "Battleship" failed to sink Comcast's second-quarter earnings as strong results from cable operations overcame weak returns from the box-office flop.

The Philadelphia-based cable company, the country's largest, on Wednesday reported net income of $1.35 billion, or 50 cents per share, for the April-to-June period. That was up 32 percent from $1.02 billion, or 37 cents per share, a year ago.

76. Microsoft, NBC dissolve MSNBC.com joint venture -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com, freeing the world's largest software maker to build its own online news service.

77. Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.

78. Disney rolls out more live TV apps with Comcast -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney rolled out three more apps that enable pay TV subscribers of Comcast to watch live TV on the go.

Pay TV distributors like Comcast Corp. and media companies are adding mobile and Web access to TV channels to convince people to keep paying for their TV subscriptions. The new mobile offerings can't be purchased separately and are available only to people who purchase bundles of channels together on a monthly plan.

79. Comcast 1Q earnings up 30 percent -

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, reported a 30 percent profit increase in the first quarter, beating expectations on the strength of Super Bowl advertising and its popular broadband service.

80. Senate rejects rollback of Tenn discrimination law -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A Senate panel has rejected efforts to roll back a bill barring local governments from enacting stricter anti-discrimination standards than those held by the state.

The State and Local Government committee on Tuesday voted 6-2 against the bill sponsored by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis.

81. S&P 500 index hits highest point since June 2008 -

NEW YORK (AP) — A two-point gain was enough to push the S&P 500 index to its highest level since June 2008, three months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the darkest days of the financial crisis.

82. Comcast subscribers almost stop cancelling cable -

NEW YORK (AP) — It's become the routine in the cable industry that subscribers stream out the door every quarter, hanging up on cable in favor of service from satellite or phone companies. But in the October to December quarter, Comcast Corp. nearly managed to stop that flow.

83. Dow falls 97 points, worst showing this year -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slumped Wednesday in one of their worst showings this year as Greece, slogging through negotiations with other countries over a bailout, once again cast a long shadow over the financial markets.

84. Time Warner sees growth after Harry Potter movies -

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Inc. got a boost from its movie studio and cable TV networks in the last three months of the year, and the company expects growth to continue in 2012 even with the end of its lucrative Harry Potter franchise.

85. Verizon to set up streaming service with Redbox -

NEW YORK (AP) — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.

Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox's parent, said Monday that the service will be national and available to non-Verizon customers as well. It adds another dimension to Verizon's quest to become a force in home entertainment, and it looks set to compete to some extent with the cable-TV services it already sells.

86. GE 4Q profit falls, sales miss estimates -

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. said Friday its fourth-quarter earnings fell 18 percent as revenue declined after it sold its stake in the NBC network.

87. Microsoft rolls out Xbox TV platform -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a new interface for its Xbox game console users — one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.

88. Cable companies to resell Verizon Wireless service -

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable companies Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks are giving up on their dreams of creating their own wireless network, opting instead to resell Verizon Wireless service.

89. More documents sought in anti-discrimination case -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lawmakers trying to quash subpoenas seeking information that might reveal details about why they voted for a measure that overturned Nashville's anti-discrimination ordinance have released 2,200 documents, but plaintiffs' attorneys said Monday they aren't satisfied.

90. From boardroom to classroom -

Summers off; job security; short work days… they’re just a few of the “mythical perks” of the teaching profession. In reality however, teachers work long hours (both in and out of the classroom), give up their weekends, and get paid very little for their efforts.

91. Tree-trimming practices hated but effective -

If you haven’t been a victim yourself, chances are you know someone who has. And while it’s not criminal, many Davidson Country residents view Nashville Electric Services’ tree-trimming practices as a crime against nature.

92. Haslam: Leave discrimination policies to companies -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that he encourages businesses to adopt policies banning discrimination against gay and lesbian employees, but that he doesn't believe local governments should be able to require those guidelines before companies can contract with them.

93. GE net income rises 77 percent in 1Q -

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. said Thursday that earnings jumped 77 percent in the first quarter, led by strong results in its financial services business.

94. Events -

The Belcourt Theatre presents Visions of the South, a 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.

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“Visions of the South” continues through April 16 at the Belcourt Theatre. The 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: Tomorrow” (March 24),” “Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (March 25, 28),” The Intruder” (March 25, 29), “Wind Across the Everglades” (March 27, 30), “Deliverance’ (March 26, 28), “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 27, 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.