Daily business briefing: More Charter customers are broadband only

November 6, 2013 

Charter Communications Chief Executive Officer Tom Rutledge said that he is "surprised" by the number of customers opting to take Internet broadband service only. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Charter now has 1.3 million broadband-only customers. To learn more, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis. ...

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Toyota's quarterly profit soared 70 percent. The Tokyo-based auto maker reported Wednesday its July-September net profit rose to 438.4 billion yen ($4.4 billion) from 257.9 billion yen a year earlier. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Some analysts say investors should seize Twitter's initial public offering this week because it's bound to make big money someday. The most optimistic think Twitter is worth $50 per share, maybe even more. The highest price at which Twitter plans to sell its stock is $25 a share, half as much. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Time Warner's third-quarter net income rose 44 percent. Its shares rose 87 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $69.10 in premarket trading 45 minutes ahead of the market opening. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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