3 Consumer Stock Stories For Thursday Investment Shopping

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Closing price $264.12

On Thursday, Amazon.com announced an expanded content licensing arrangement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution which will bring an array of popular shows to Prime Instant Video. The latter offers in excess of 40,000 movies and television episodes for Prime members to stream on Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Wii U, alongside other connected TVs and devices at no additional cost. Prime members will enjoy exclusive unlimited subscription streaming access to prior seasons of many NBCUniversal shows.

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RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:RSH): Closing price $4.15

The consumer electronics chain has reached a five-year contract with a for-profit subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores, through which to install RadioShack-branded fixtures packed with some of the chain’s popular merchandise in campus bookstores. First in the state to enroll was the University of Texas Co-op, which will get the branded shelves for trendy items like headphones and accessories from Beats by Dr. Dre, Skullcandy and SOL Republic. Other RadioShack-branded staples will also be included as the chain attempts to become popular with the younger generation.

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Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC): Closing price $97.22

The New York Post is reporting that Chief Executive Glenn Britt has discussed with other cable-TV providers concerning a possible joint bid for the Web-TV hub, Hulu. Consumption of Internet video is gaining traction, and as a result, the cable industry is being pressed by Web streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, which  offer a variety of TV shows and movies. Beyond that, the cable companies could turn Hulu into an “authenticated” service, implying that subscribers would have it without charge as long as they continued to pay their cable bills. In the meantime, Hulu has recruited Guggenheim Partners to examine a sale, along with other options, as owners consider its future.

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