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December 16, 2000
A federal judge refused to stop the sale of Utah's largest newspaper to W. Dean Singleton, rejecting arguments that the newspaper magnate would work with the Mormon Church to stifle the Salt Lake City paper's independent voice. Managers at the Salt Lake Tribune argued that they had a deal to buy the paper and its holding company from owner AT&T Corp. and that the sale to Denver-based Media-News Group would violate an option agreement it had with the previous owner to buy the paper in 2002.
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December 16, 2000
A federal judge refused to stop the sale of Utah's largest newspaper to W. Dean Singleton, rejecting arguments that the newspaper magnate would work with the Mormon Church to stifle the Salt Lake City paper's independent voice. Managers at the Salt Lake Tribune argued that they had a deal to buy the paper and its holding company from owner AT&T Corp. and that the sale to Denver-based Media-News Group would violate an option agreement it had with the previous owner to buy the paper in 2002.
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BUSINESS
August 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Federal regulators cleared the way Monday for McClatchy Co. to sell four newspapers in a $1-billion deal that would establish MediaNews Group Inc. as the San Francisco Bay Area's largest newspaper publisher. The Justice Department removed a potential stumbling block by closing its antitrust investigation into the 3-month-old deal involving the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Monterey Herald in Northern California and the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1985 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
Pioneer California newspaper publisher Floyd Sparks, 85, agreed Wednesday to sell his three Northern California daily newspapers to Garden State Newspapers for a price that insiders estimated at about $68 million. Sparks, who entered the newspaper business when he bought the Oroville, Calif., Mercury-Register in 1932, sold the Daily Review in Hayward, the Argus in Fremont and the Tri-Valley Herald in Livermore, all suburban cities located east of the San Francisco Bay.
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March 17, 2006 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
Karen Heller, a reporter and columnist at the venerable Philadelphia Inquirer for two decades, has lived through it all: the glory days of Pulitzer Prizes, the bloody budget battles with cost-cutting corporate parent Knight Ridder, the endless cycles of job losses and shrinkage. "It's like a soap opera that won't end," she said at her desk in the paper's vast, lightly populated newsroom. This week, there was another cliffhanger. Under duress from investors, Knight Ridder Inc.
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