Charter to Buy Bright House Networks

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Charter Communications agreed to buy Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion in cash and stock, the latest deal in a rapidly consolidating pay-television industry.

Bright House Deal Advances Malone's Cable Ambitions

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John Malone missed out on acquiring Time Warner Cable, but his deal to buy Bright House Networks is putting him back at the center of the cable industry’s transformation.

23 People Charged in 'Sneakers Case'

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Twenty-three people, including nine doctors, were charged with taking part in a health-care-fraud scheme that raked in reimbursements from unnecessary medical services provided to poor New Yorkers.

Ballet Dancers Leap Into Instagram, Commerce

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For centuries, ballet was all about presenting its glittering, performance-ready side. Then came Instagram.

RadioShack Rescue Deal Clears Bankruptcy Court

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RadioShack won court approval of a lender takeover that will send the retailing operation out of bankruptcy trimmed-down but still selling electronics.

'Summer' Blockbuster That Debuts in March

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What makes a “summer” movie? As Hollywood churns out more big-budget “tentpoles,” a packed calendar from May-to-August means more such films are being released in March and April.

Kraft, Dietitian Group to End Program

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A program to put a dietitian group’s “Kids Eat Right” logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date after a petition by dietitians called for an end to the partnership.

Subscription Service Accused of Fraud

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Authorities in five states filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a magazine and newspaper subscription service they accuse of charging highly inflated prices for publications they weren’t authorized to sell.

Philips Sells Lighting Business

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Electronics group Philips has sold a majority stake in its light-emitting diode components and automotive-lighting activities to a private-equity consortium in a cash deal that values the business at about $3.3 billion.

Don't Buy Excuses for Poor Readings

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Ahead of the Tape: When it comes to a key manufacturing gauge, the impact of a port strike and harsh winter may fade but dollar strength will linger.

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