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Media Digest (3/19/2013) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) will lay off 300 people. (Reuters) Electronics Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) chief executive departs as the firm missed earnings. (Reuters) Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) ramps up ...
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The Stocks That Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Should Sell Now

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) and Warren Buffett released their full stock holdings for 2013 on Thursday after the close. Earlier in the week we highlighted how Berkshire Hathaway shares ...
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Berkshire Hathaway and Buffett Make Many Portfolio Changes for 2013

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B, BRK-A) and Warren Buffett may have surprised the markets with the $28 billion purchase of H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ), but there is another look ...
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Time Inc. Message to Old Media — Everything Is for Sale

If most of Time Inc., the world's largest and most famous magazine publisher, may be sold, then so can any other pillar of old media. Rumors are that relatively tiny ...
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What’s Important in the Financial World (2/4/2013)

A Tomato Truce The tomato wars between Mexico and the United States are over. The announcement was front page news, although it is hard to see why that happened. According ...
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Overcoming the Newspaper Pay Wall Challenge

The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) apparently wants to follow the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times into the business of charging ...
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News Sites and the Hell of the Post-Election World

The national election boosted the traffic of all the major online news sites to extraordinary levels. They may not reach these levels again until the 2016 election. As the most ...
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Buffett’s Significant Changes to Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) (NYSE: BRK-A) and Warren Buffett have just released their most recent U.S.-listed equity holdings. Many changes had been made in the June quarter and Mr. ...
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A New Editor Cannot Save the Washington Post

The flagship paper of The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) dumped its chief editor, Marcus Brauchli, formerly of The Wall Street Journal, and replaced him with the editor of an ...
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Media Digest (11/14/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) has hired J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to explore options, which may include the firm's sale. (Reuters) Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet ...
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The 10 Companies That Control the News

Ten major media companies control most of the news content in America. Each of these companies reaches millions of people. The five largest reach more than 50 million people each. ...
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Washington Post Swings to a Profit

Shares of the Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) are up in early trading after the company reported that it swung to a profit on strong revenue growth from its TV ...
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The Uneven Newspaper Recovery

The part of the new Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) report on newspaper circulation that got the most focus was that The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) and Wall Street ...
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Media Digest (10/2/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

A court will allow Samsung to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. despite efforts by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to block it. (Reuters) Germany wants Spain to delay ...
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Will USA Today Buy a Chocolate Factory?

The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) is once again the envy of the newspaper industry. The last time investors were so bullish about the company is when Wall St. saw the huge ...
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