Shares of telecommunications companies rose slightly in anticipation of further deal making. Comcast echoed rival AT&T, saying it would award special bonuses to thousands of employees based on tax overhaul measures and the Federal Communications Commission's decision to scrap so-called net neutrality rules. Comcast said it would award more than 100,000 eligible employees a special $1,000 bonus each.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
December 21, 2017 16:40 ET (21:40 GMT)