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    1. Business Blog

      September 3, 2014

      Return of the Andersen brand: how soon is too soon?

      The professional services group's logo at the time of its demise in 2002 The half-life of radioactive brands is shorter than...

    2. August 7, 2014

      Rush to print is no cause for celebration

      You would not know it, judging by the angst that dominates any discussion of the news industry, but the number of public...

    1. March 6, 2014

      Tribune appoints former Time chief as newspaper CEO

      Tribune, the broadcasting and print publishing group, has hired publishing industry veteran Jack Griffin as chief executive...

    2. January 6, 2014

      Waxman seeks clarity on shake-up at Tribune newspapers

      A prominent US lawmaker is pressing Tribune to clarify its plans for its newspaper portfolio, saying the media company was...

    3. December 23, 2013

      Tribune buys music data service from Sony

      Tribune has struck an agreement with Sony to acquire Gracenote, a music technology and data service, in a $170m deal that is...

    4. November 20, 2013

      Tribune restructuring prompts 700 newspaper job cuts

      Tribune, the television and publishing group that owns titles such as the Los Angeles Times, is to cut 700 jobs, a 6 per...

    5. August 6, 2013

      Washington Post: don’t stop now

      The sale of the Washington Post newspaper is a shock – unless you have noticed that other media empires (Tribune, Time...

    6. August 6, 2013

      Washington Post sale caps round of media M&A

      The sale of the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, comes on the heels of near-unprecedented...

    7. July 10, 2013

      Tribune to split broadcasting and publishing businesses

      After months of trying to sell its newspaper assets, Tribune announced plans to spin off its publishing business from its...

    8. July 1, 2013

      Tribune agrees $2.7bn deal for 19 US television stations

      Tribune has agreed to pay $2.73bn in cash to acquire 19 television stations from Local TV, making it the largest US...

    9. June 19, 2013

      ‘New News Corp’ makes muted stock market debut

      The publishing company created by the split of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp made a muted stock market debut on Wednesday. The...

    10. June 13, 2013

      Gannett spreads broadcast net

      Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, has made an agreed $1.5bn cash offer for Belo, the Dallas-based television station...

    11. May 30, 2013

      Buffett adds to small-city newspaper empire

      Warren Buffett is expanding his small-city newspaper empire. His Berkshire Hathaway group on Thursday announced plans to...

    12. May 29, 2013

      Rupert Murdoch unveils the new News Corp

      Rupert Murdoch has pitched the collection of publishing, advertising and Australian television assets he will spin off next...

    13. April 4, 2013

      Influential US film critic Ebert dead

      Roger Ebert, whose career stretched from syndicated newspaper columns to the Twitter era, has died at the age of 70, 46...

    14. April 2, 2013

      US newspaper deals set to make headlines

      Extra! Extra! Newspapers for sale. It’s the headline across America, with newspapers in more than half a dozen cities from...

    15. January 15, 2013

      Former Yahoo chief moves to Guggenheim

      Ross Levinsohn, former interim chief executive of Yahoo, was on Tuesday appointed chief executive of Guggenheim Digital...

    16. January 2, 2013

      The superhighway of information has a toll

      The Tribune Company, owner of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and other down-on-their luck newspapers, emerged...

    17. December 31, 2012

      Tribune to emerge from bankruptcy

      US media group Tribune, owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, is to emerge from bankruptcy on Monday,...

    18. December 21, 2012

      News Corp lays out details of spin-off

      News Corp has released the first financial details about the business it plans to spin off in the middle of next year,...

    19. December 4, 2012

      Europe’s newspaper woes spread to Germany

      Germany’s newspaper crisis has led to the birth of a new compound noun: Zeitungssterben, newspaper death. The announcement...

    20. October 31, 2012

      Publishers can survive digital kryptonite

      Clark Kent has quit the Daily Planet newspaper, according to the latest Superman comic, heading for the blogosphere as his...

    21. October 21, 2012

      News Corp denies Tribune talks

      Tribune’s impending exit from protracted bankruptcy proceedings is fuelling speculation in its own newspapers’ pages and...

    22. July 8, 2012

      ‘I’m the fastest No in the west’

      Two-thirds of the way through his interview with the FT, Sam Zell’s cool veneer is starting to crack. The source of his...

    23. June 6, 2012

      Tribune set to emerge from bankruptcy

      Shortly after Sam Zell led the $8.2bn leveraged buyout of the Tribune Company in 2007, he was caught on camera spewing...

    24. March 16, 2012

      Bleak outlook for US newspapers

      The headlines about the US newspaper industry have never been so bleak. In recent weeks, LinkedIn, the networking website,...

    25. March 9, 2012

      Cyberhackers are the most sinister of troublemakers

      There is at first sight a mystery about the six internet hackers revealed to be facing criminal charges in related cases in...

    26. November 20, 2011

      Tribune suits put public liability on trial

      In the latest twist to the almost three-year-old bankruptcy case of the Tribune Company – owner of two of America’s most...

    27. July 7, 2011

      On the trail of an industry’s decline

      The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers By James O’Shea Public Affairs, $27.99...

    28. July 7, 2011

      A Chicago twist on the tabloid troubles

      Sitting here on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, my thoughts turned to Jake Lingle as I read the accounts of the phone...

    29. March 21, 2011

      US insolvencies: Banks kick the can down the road

      In recent weeks, shoppers across the US have been confronted by the empty hulls of hundreds of large stores formerly...

    30. February 21, 2011

      Emanuel ready to don Chicago’s mayoral crown

      If Rahm Emanuel does not win more than 50 per cent of the vote in Tuesday’s mayoral election in Chicago, Barack Obama’s...

    31. February 14, 2011

      US newspapers look online for lost dollars

      The Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, two of America’s most venerable newspapers, have turned to e-commerce in an...

    32. January 23, 2011

      Lehman set to reveal creditor repayment plan

      A new chapter in the biggest and most complex bankruptcy in history will begin this week when the managers of the Lehman...

    33. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2011

      Ill(inois) behaviour in the municipal markets [updated]

      Sing along with us: From a wilderness of prairies, Illinois, Illinois, Straight thy way and never varies, Illinois,...

    34. December 13, 2010

      Reuters to beef up its US coverage

      Reuters is shifting from its traditional focus on international and financial news for the US market, with a push into local...

    35. October 19, 2010

      Tribune chief remains in place

      Randy Michaels, chief executive of the Tribune Company, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, appeared on...

    36. August 24, 2010

      Simpson to step down from Berkshire’s Geico

      Lou Simpson, a fund manager for Warren Buffett, plans to retire at the end of the year from his post at Berkshire Hathaway’s...

    37. July 27, 2010

      Tribune deal marred by ‘dishonesty’

      A court-appointed examiner of the $8.3bn leveraged buy-out of Tribune Co in 2007 said it had found evidence of “dishonesty...

    38. April 26, 2010

      Manhattan showdown will be a bare-knuckle fight

      Rupert Murdoch's quest to destroy the New York Times - seen by the city's media establishment as its last great newspaper...

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