Here are the companies Yahoo Finance is watching today.
There’s a big deal to keep some key stations on DirecTV: Viacom (VIA) and AT&T (T) worked through the weekend to cut a new carriage deal. Terms have not been disclosed. However, it means Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels will still be available to DirecTV's nearly 25-million viewers.
Just days after rolling out its latest car, Tesla (TSLA) is raising prices on the Model Y. All of the options will go up by a $1,000. That's in line with the price increases across all Tesla models. CEO Elon Musk also said on Twitter that prices on inventory worldwide will go up by about 3%.
It looks like YouTube (GOOG) is getting out of the original content business. Bloomberg says the Google-owned streaming site has stopped accepting pitches for scripted shows. It's part of a larger plan to keep the site free. YouTube's head of original programming, Susanne Daniels, is now reportedly looking for a new place to work.
Amazon (AMZN) is looking to get in on the beauty business. The tech giant is launching Belei, a new line of skin care products, at a time when brands big on social media are driving sales across the sector. The brand features a dozen items, including a charcoal balancing mask for $18 and a dark spot solution serum for $22. The brand will be sold among others like L’Oreal and Maybelline on Amazon's site.
Nintendo (NTDOY) is getting ready to double down. The video game maker plans to make two new versions of its gaming console, the Switch. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new models will be unveiled in June at the E3 video game expo. The decision is to help drive more sales of the console which is over two years old.