Mar 25, 2019

Viacom and AT&T settle cable dispute

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Viacom and AT&T settled a contract dispute early Monday that threatened to black out Viacom-owned cable channels like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon for AT&T's 24 million TV customers in the U.S..

The big picture: AT&T demanded lower fees, while Viacom charged the telecom giant with abusing its market power after its merger with Time Warner gave it more clout.

Details: The companies did not release financial details. Last week, Viacom leveraged its onscreen talent in a public social media campaign to pressure AT&T.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

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Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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