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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says the company is moving "full steam ahead" with its proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable despite the uncertainty raised by President Barack Obama's call for tougher regulations on high-speed Internet service providers.
Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc is going "full steam ahead" despite uncertainty around new rules governing net neutrality, Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts told reporters on Wednesday.
An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck southern Kansas Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies were mixed at the close of trading: Autozone Inc. fell $2.07 or .4 percent, to $568.80.
Shares of some top department store retail companies were up at the close of trading: Kohl's Corp. rose $1.68 or 3.0 percent, to $57.91.
Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.45 or 1.3 percent, to $34.65.
Shares of some top internet companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amazon fell $.50 or .2 percent, to $311.51.
Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading: Dow Chemical Co. rose $.38 or .8 percent, to $49.90.
Shares of some top banks companies were mixed at the close of trading: Bank of America Corp. fell $.03 or .2 percent, to $17.29.
Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $1.11 or 1.0 percent, to $109.29.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Biocept Inc. : Approximately 261,800 shares changed hands, a 1,150.1 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
Shares of some top managed care companies were mixed at the close of trading: Aetna rose $.02 or percent, to $84.52.
Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Apple Inc s rose $1.55 or 1.4 percent, to $111.25.
Shares of some top restaurant companies were up at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $.08 or .1 percent, to $54.82.
Shares of some top utilities companies were down at the close of trading: American Electric Power Co. fell $1.07 or 1.8 percent, to $56.87.
Shares of some top media companies were mixed at the close of trading: Comcast Corp. rose $.64 or 1.2 percent, to $53.60.
Monsanto has agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve a series of complaints over genetically modified soft white wheat, the company said Wednesday.
U.S. stocks ended Wednesday's choppy session essentially unchanged, as the main indexes struggled to stay in record territory.
Industry sources expect BlackBerry to outline tie-ups with carriers and service providers that will be co-marketing its BlackBerry Enterprise platform, and will watch the event to get clues to how the company plans to kick-start revenue growth.