9.-- Time Warner Cable's  (TWC) board hired investment bank Centerview as advisers to help the company assess the merits of Charter Communications' (CHTR) proposed $61 billion takeover.  

Directors at Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., also are talking to a number of Wall Street law firms about providing advice in addition to that already being given to the company, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

10.-- Ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union address, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that just more than half of Americans disapprove of President Obama's job performance, with 43% approving.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel