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Chicago, IL—October 14, 2016—Zacks Friday Finish Line is a podcast hosted weekly by Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson and Content Writer Ryan McQueeney that takes on the week’s biggest news from the financial and investment world.

Forget Netflix: Will YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Kill TV?

Welcome to Episode #16 of the Zacks Friday Finish Line Podcast!

Mylan Settles One EpiPen Charge

The first story of the week included a resolution to the ongoing drama with Mylan (MYL - Free Report) regarding its price hikes on the EpiPen. On Monday, shares of the controversy-ridden pharmaceutical company gained around 8.5% after settling to pay $465 million to the U.S. government over claims that it overcharged federal programs for the allergy medication.

No One Loves Twitter

Maddy and Ryan also updated listeners about the current state of the Twitter (TWTR - Free Report) buyout rumors. New reports indicate that several previously-interested suitors, including Salesforce (CRM - Free Report) , Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL - Free Report) , and Disney (DIS - Free Report) , are no longer interested in the company.

Tesla & SolarCity Investors Set to Vote

While Twitter may not have found a match, the hosts filled us on in the budding relationship between Tesla (TSLA - Free Report) and SolarCity . Tesla announced this week that shareholders will have an opportunity to vote on its proposed buyout of SolarCity next month.

YouTube Crushes Live Streaming

Finally, the featured story of the week surrounded the viewership of the most recent presidential debate. Interestingly enough, a new report indicated that YouTube’s livestream smashed the total television numbers for overall views. Twitter and Facebook (FB - Free Report) also got into the action with livestreams of their own.

Maddy and Ryan talked about what this new surge in livestreaming means for the cord-cutting market. Is this just another death signal for traditional television? Should Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) and Amazon (AMZN - Free Report) be looking to add live events to their libraries?

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