Daily business briefing: DirecTV customers lose The Weather Channel

January 14, 2014 

DirecTV customers are losing The Weather Channel. Because of a dispute over fees between the channel and the satellite service, about 20 million DirecTV customers nationwide are being affected. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


Google will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, which develops high-tech versions of devices like thermostats and smoke detectors. The acquisition is Google's second-largest ever. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


Wells Fargo is reporting a fourth-quarter profit increase of 11 percent. The company's income after dividend payments on preferred stock rose to $5.4 billion in the October to December period from $4.9 billion a year earlier. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


World markets have dropped Tuesday following a sell-off on Wall Street on Monday. Retail sales figures and earnings results from JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo could tell how much further U.S. stocks will continue from Monday's sell off. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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