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Netflix may add its app to US cable boxes

Jack Noseworthy stars in the National Geographic Channel movie “Killing Kennedy.”

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Jack Noseworthy stars in the National Geographic Channel movie “Killing Kennedy.”

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Netflix rose 7.8 percent, leading gains among stocks in the Nasdaq 100 index, which closed Monday at its highest level since 2000. The online video-streaming service is in talks to add its application to the set-top boxes of US cable-television operators, including Comcast and Time Warner Cable, three people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News. The stock’s gains accelerated after Netflix said it ordered a 13-episode thriller series from Sony Pictures Television.

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