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Comcast To Speed Up X1 Rollout, No Rush For National OTT Play
Comcast says that it's in no rush to launch a national Internet video service now that regulators have thwarted its merger with Time Warner Cable, which would have created a coast-to-coast cable TV giant.
Comcast's Broad Appeal for Investors  Wall Street Journal
Comcast is officially an Internet company, and its timing is awful  Washington Post (blog)
Pimco fund loses crown to Vanguard
Turmoil sparked by the sudden exit of Bill Gross last September has cost the Pimco Total Return Fund its title as the world's largest bond mutual fund, after another month of withdrawals in April.
5 Things You Didn't Know About the World's Biggest Bond Fund  TIME
Pimco Total Return Fund loses world's biggest bond fund title  Reuters
Yellen Says Justice Department Investigating 2012 FOMC Leak
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. Department of Justice has joined an investigation into a leak of confidential monetary-policy information in 2012.
Fed's Yellen says met firm at heart of leak probes  Reuters
Yellen says she met with analyst named in rate leak probe but meeting was ...  Fox Business
Wall Street ends on upbeat earnings from Berkshire, Cognizant
(Reuters) - Wall Street ended higher on Monday as corporate earnings came in better than feared, although shares of McDonald's declined after the fast-food chain's turnaround plan left investors wanting more.
U.S. stocks extend last week's gains, as S&P nears record closing high  Nasdaq
Market Wrap: Stocks Rise on Upbeat Earnings from Berkshire  DailyFinance
Factory Report Shows Increase in Orders and Investment
WASHINGTON - Orders to United States factories rose in March for the first time since July, breaking a long stretch of weakness. Orders increased 2.1 percent after seven monthly declines, the Commerce Department reported Monday.
Factory orders marked promising gains in March  Business Record
U.S. factory orders rebound solidly, but trend still soft
Supreme Court to rule on breaks for cutting peak-demand energy use
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review whether a federal agency may require electric market operators to compensate customers who lower their consumption of electricity during peak demand hours.
Supreme Court to Review FERC Energy-Saving Rule  Wall Street Journal
Supreme Court To Consider Case On Federal 'Demand Response' Rule For ...  International Business Times
Banking economist: Conditions not strong enough to raise interest rates
One key person with a voice in U.S. monetary policy said he is taking a cautious approach to raising interest rates and said he advocates no increase until early next year.
Fed's Evans says U.S. rate hike on table at each meeting  TODAYonline
Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water wells
A new study says toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into residential drinking-water wells in Pennsylvania.
Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well  Morning Times
McDonald's CEO turnaround plan's missing link: customers
May 4 (Reuters) - McDonald's new chief executive's turnaround plan for the fast-food chain included specific financial fixes, but left investors and analysts craving a clear strategy to win back diners and boost sales.
McDonald's knows you don't eat there anymore, and it has a plan to ...  Washington Post
McDonald's has a plan to be golden again  Houston Chronicle
Fees and Low Fuel Prices Keep Airline Profits Rising
The Transportation Department said Monday that airlines collected $3.5 billion in bag fees last year, a 5 percent increase over 2013, and $3 billion in reservation-change fees, up 6 percent.
Airlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees  Milton Daily Standard