Stocks for the Consolidating Grocery Biz

Ever since the announced acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC) by Comcast (CMCSA), there has been a modest uproar over the potential move higher in cable service prices. Industry data show that cable bills have already been on the rise: The average bill for basic cable in the U.S. climbed to $78 per month in 2013, up from $38 a month in 2000. Keep in mind that this is for basic cable and does not include premium channels, Internet or telephone service. A recent report by NPD Group says that cable prices increased by 6% every year, and NPD predicts that by 2015, the average cable bill will be $123 and will soar to $200 by 2020.

If consumers are truly concerned about the prospect of price increases, however, they should be as concerned with the renewed mergers-and-acquisition activity in supermarkets....509 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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