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Omnicom calls off merger with Publicis

One of the biggest advertising mergers ever was called off on Thursday. Omnicom and Publicis said their $35 billion combination wasn’t going fast enough and they cited tax and other regulatory issues. The Wall...

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Talking Biz News Today — May 8, 2014

Some of Thursday’s top business stories: The Wall Street Journal Web shoppers beware: FedEx to charge by package size, by Laura Stevens China scraps price caps on low-cost drugs, by Laurie Burkitt The Associated...

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NBC pays up for Olympics

NBC will be the home of the Olympics for the foreseeable future. The network plans to pay almost $8 billion for the media rights for the next six Olympic games. The New York Times...

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Talking Biz News Today — May 7, 2014

Some of Wednesday’s top business stories: The Wall Street Journal Alibaba files IPO in the U.S., by Juro Osawa, Telis Demos and Rolfe Winkler Duke CEO Lynn Good addresses coal-ash spill, by Valerie Bauerlein...

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Alibaba files for giant IPO

The long-awaited filing for Alibaba Group’s initial public offering happened Tuesday, and the Chinese Internet giant will likely be valued at $100 billion. The Wall Street Journal had this story by Juro Osawa, Telis...

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Talking Biz News Today — May 6, 2014

Some of Tuesday’s top business stories: The NY Times High-tech push has board games rolling again, by Nick Wingfield Hedge fund moguls’ pay has the 1% looking up, by Alexandra Stevenson The Wall Street...

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Apparently data Is king

And protecting it is critical for executives who are at the top of their games. Which is why Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel stepped down. Here’s the story from Elizabeth A. Harris of the New...

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Talking Biz News Today — May 5, 2014

Some of Monday’s top business stories: The Wall Street Journal Pfizer reports lower earnings, revenue, by Ben Fox Rubin The NY Times Target’s chief resigns in wake of data breach, by Elizabeth A. Harris...