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  1. Ratings factor: Weighing correlation to ad growth

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    Usually not a major focus in Wall Street reports, TV ratings momentum featured prominently in two analysts' notes recently, with a Bear Stearns analyst updating second-quarter ratings trends at Viacom Inc.'s cable networks, GEORG SZALAI writes.Read more

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  2. 'Shield' us, please, from overzealous lawmakers

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    A recent Senate Commerce Committee session at which Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., expressed interest in legislation limiting violent content in media had BROOKS BOLIEK wondering where he studied Constitutional law.Read more

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  3. MESoft ups Goeske to tech head

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    MESoft co-founder Freddy Goeske has been upped from vp technology to chief technology officer at the Burbank-based media technology company.Read more

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  4. Movie Gallery in talks with lenders

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    Movie Gallery Inc. said Monday it has failed to meet terms of its senior credit facility, sending its stock below $1 a share and triggering speculation that the movie rental chain was on the verge of bankruptcy.Read more

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  5. Virgin mum on takeover offer

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    LONDON -- Virgin Media on Monday said it has received a takeover offer, but declined to confirm if it was in discussions with either private equity buyers the Carlyle Group or a separate consortium believed to be led by Providence Equity Partners.Read more

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  6. Disney limits 'poison pill' provisions

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    The Walt Disney Co. has adopted a plan to limit the use of so-called poison pill shareholder rights plans that are designed to thwart hostile takeovers.Read more

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  7. Disney amends bylaws to limit 'poison pill' provisions

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    The Walt Disney Co. has adopted a plan to limit the use of so-called poison pill shareholder rights plans that are designed to thwart hostile takeovers.Read more

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  8. Potter book sets Amazon presale record

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    LONDON -- The seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has become online retailer Amazon's most pre-ordered product, with almost 1.6 million copies bought globally ahead of the book's release on July 21.Read more

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  9. AT&T: iPhone activation problem improved

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    While blogs continue to simmer with complaints from people who waited months to buy an iPhone and now are experiencing problems activating it, AT&T Inc. said Sunday that the situation has improved.Read more

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  10. Wall Street rises as bond yields fall

    5:00 am 7/3/2007

    Wall Street advanced sharply Monday in the first day of trading for the third quarter, boosted by a decline in Treasury yields, a rise in June manufacturing activity and a spate of buyout news.Read more

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