AT&T's stunning $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner could set off countermoves from the country's biggest technology companies. Here's what's at stake.
U.S. stock futures are rising ahead of earnings from Apple, General Motors and Under Armour; Netflix CEO Reed Hastings offers his qualified support of AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner.
The group expects production glitches and a "negative development" with a customer to hurt fourth-quarter earnings.
Strong earnings are warming investor hearts as the days grow colder -- and the urge to merge among companies offers support.