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The vast majority of U.S. executives surveyed by Ernst & Young have one to three deals already in the works.
As of 6pm Thursday, Comcast, Dish, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and others can resume strategic talks.
Advertisers appear to be coming back to Alphabet's YouTube, but analysts are still likely to be skeptical on the company's Thursday earnings call.
The media conglomerate posted a 20% profit jump in the first quarter, boosted by an increase in cable subscribers and the box office of 'Fifty Shades Darker' and 'Get Out.'