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New chief at the New York Times

The New York Times unexpectedly ousted Executive Editor Jill Abramson, naming Dean Baquet to the top job. The move takes the top female in charge out of her job after less than three years...

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TV content deals are booming

The scramble for television content and who’s controlling it continues to heat up. There were several stories on Monday about deals in the works. Bloomberg reported in a story by Alex Sherman and Jeffrey...

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Pfizer defends AstraZeneca takeover

Pfizer is struggling to convince everyone that its merger with AstraZeneca is a good idea. Some are worried about jobs in the U.K., while others are worried about the role regulators are taking. The...

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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...