Daily business briefing: Charter stake holder looking into potential merger with Time Warner

June 17, 2013 

Charter Communications' largest stake holder is analyzing a potential merger with Time Warner Cable. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, executives at Liberty Media Corp. are discussing potential merger activity with Time Warner Cable Inc. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Netflix will soon be programing original television series from Dreamworks Animation. The movie-by-mail company says the multi-year agreement is its biggest deal ever for original first-run content and includes more than 300 hours of new programming. To find out more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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New research shows that the median debt of households headed by people younger than 35 fell 29 percent from 2007 to 2010. For those 35 and older, the median debt fell by 8 percent, but that age group owned fewer homes and cars. To learn more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The leader of Hardee's chain of fast-food restaurants has told the Wall Street Journal that his target market is the "the young, hungry guy" brand. Since CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder took over the company in 2000, revenues have increased by 3.6% over the past year to about $1.3 billion. For more, read http://online.wsj.com.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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