With the announced departure of Jerry Yang from Yahoo! and Wikipedia's blackout focusing attention on online piracy legislation, investors are bidding up tech shares strongly. At around 11 a.m. EST, the Nasdaq Composite
On the downside was DIRECTV, falling about 2%. The company got downgraded from buy to neutral by UBS. Given the immense competition among cable and satellite providers for video, DIRECTV will likely continue to see pressure for the foreseeable future.
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