TiVo and Netflix are said to be closing in on a deal that would enable subscribers to the popular DVDs-by-mail service to download movies directly to their PVRs. According to a story in the latest issue of Newsweek, the deal could be OK’d as early as this week. While neither side would comment on what both are calling a "rumor," shareholders certainly seemed happy by the story, as was evidenced by Tues stock activity. TiVo shares were up nearly 15% at the close, to $5.08, while Netflix closed up shop up 7.3%, to $15.41.

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Chatter over whether Disney should spin off ESPN kicked up Friday after former NBC News journalist Dylan Byers reported that there are conversations regularly happening at Disney over whether the sports giant

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