Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE:DIS) Disney Channel is among several networks that have seen their ratings jump during the blackout of Viacom’s (NYSE:VIA) Nickelodeon on DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV). Time Warner’s (NYSE:TWX) Cartoon Network, Comcast Corporation’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Sprout and the Hub, which is owned by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA), and Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) are others in the lucky group, according to The New York Times.
General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): Some analysts believe that economic growth in China should step up its pace, reaching 7.9 percent in the third quarter and to 8.2 perecnt in the fourth quarter, says a Reuters report. However, full-year 2012 growth is predicted to slow from 9.2 percent seen in 2011 to 8 percent.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): Hewlett-Packard GmbH reports that MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG, which is an independent financial services and wealth management consulting firm in Germany, has reached an agreement for H-P to continue the management of MLP’s information tech and applications environments. Through the terms, which extends the firms’ relationship for 10 years, HP will begin supplying utility-based business process outsourcing services to fuel efficiencies and innovations for MLP. This provides MLP flexibility to quickly scale information technology services up or down to address changing business requirements.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Worldwide manufacturers are exploring possibilities in Malaysia’s Penang Island and elsewhere, as they enlarge operations and expand their supply chains, subsequent to Japan’s earthquake of 2011, and floods in Thailand, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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