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Fast-Food Workers Intensify Fight for $15 an Hour

(NY Times, July 27)

About 1,200 workers from around the country gathered in Illinois at an event largely underwritten by the Service Employees International Union, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is dubious of the union's intentions.

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When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition

(NY Times, July 25)

Antitrust experts said that a merger of 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc. posed far more serious regulatory issues than Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal.

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TV Ad Sales Fall Short of Target

(LA Times, July 24)

Declining ratings at Fox, ABC and cable channels TBS, TNT and MTV contributed to the lower hauls.

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An Idiot's Guide to Inequality

(NY Times, July 23)

If you don't have time for Thomas Piketty's comprehensive best seller, here's a quick five-point take on the gap between the rich and poor.

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Box-Office Slump: Hollywood Facing Worst Summer in Eight Years

(THR, July 23)

Domestic box office is down 20 percent in the U.S. as "Sex Tape" goes limp and, for the first time since 2001, no film crosses $300 million.

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How Rupert Murdoch-Owned Time Warner Would Impact Hollywood: Creatives Speak Out

(THR, July 23)

Leslie Moonves, Jerry Levin and more weigh in as Murdoch's courtship of Time Warner spreads fear and an unsettling skepticism through the creative community: "Whenever Mr. Murdoch is involved in something this substantial, I go to Mass."

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Smaller Cable Networks Plan Their Survival Under the Feet of Giants

(NY Times, July 20)

Faced with a worrisome loss in negotiating power, lesser players like AMC and Discovery Communications are seeking ways to secure their own relevance.

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