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  • FCC chief Ajit Pai has 'serious concerns' about Sinclair-Tribune deal; Tribune stock dives

    Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed acquisition of Tribune Media for $3.9 billion will go to an administrative judge after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he had “serious concerns” about how Sinclair planned to divest some of the TV stations to meet regulatory scrutiny. ...
  • Sinclair announces changes to its bid for Tribune

    In an effort to appease government regulators, Sinclair is changing its plan for the sale of some of its stations as it awaits approval of its bid for Tribune. The company announced Wednesday morning it was pulling the sale of several stations, some of which it had planned to sell to companies with which it is closely aligned. On Monday, Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai threw a wrench in Sinclair's acquisition plans by announcing he had "serious concerns" about the $3.9 billion...

  • LAFC, Portland play to scoreless draw

    Before Sunday, every LAFC match featured a goal. Goalkeeper Tyler Miller did his part to change that Sunday, making highlight-reel stops as 10-man LAFC played to a scoreless draw against the Portland Timbers at Banc of California Stadium. Miller’s heroics were on display within the first five minutes,...
  • Turkish government taken to international tribunal

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s regime accused of illegally seizing company assets The Turkish government’s seizure of independent media companies is to be challenged in two international cases on the grounds that the multibillion expropriations breach investment treaties involving Britain and other EU states. The UK-related claim, worth more than $5bn (£3.8bn), is aimed at overturning what are alleged to be politically motivated confiscations by the regime of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,....

    the Guardian
  • Road tribunal would stop 'carnage': union

    Veteran truckie John Waltis has accused the federal government of having blood on its hands, lamenting the 50 funerals he's attended after deaths on...

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  • The Players' Tribune eyes European expansion

    “There was pent-up demand on the athlete side and on the fan side for us to expand to Europe. When we tell global stories from a Brazilian footballer, those fans outside of the U.S. find us. With the World Cup, the audience is already built in, athletes have their own fan base.” The post The Players’ Tribune eyes European expansion appeared first on Digiday.

  • Lillard dismisses notion he wants out of Portland

    The Portland Trail Blazers are the only NBA team Damian Lillard has ever played for, and he says he's not looking to change that.A comment last week by...

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  • A Week In Portland, OR, On A $60,000 Salary

    Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. Want to continue the conversation? Join our Money Diaries Facebook Group to discuss finances, share spending habits and saving advice, ask money- and career-related questions, and get access to exclusive content. It's a judgment-free zone. Today: a graphic...

  • FCC has effectively killed the Sinclair/Tribune merger

    Sinclair Broadcast Group has been trying for months to broker a deal to buyout Tribune Media. Engadget reports the company recently proposed to “offload” 21 stations to show officials that it was not trying to stifle competition. However, the FCC has “serious concerns” about whether the liquidation is legitimate.

  • FCC chair rejects Sinclair-Tribune merger

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday that he has "serious concerns" about the proposed merger between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media.Pai said in a statement that he...

  • Employment tribunal hears cases against National Gallery

    Group of 27 educators seek recognition as employees rather than freelancers Art educators who allege they have been sacked by the National Gallery, many after decades of service, are bringing their cases to an employment tribunal in the latest legal row over the gig economy. A group of 27 artists and art lecturers who worked in the building overlooking Trafalgar Square in London, are claiming unfair dismissal and seeking to be recognised as employees rather than freelancers. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Portland, Maine: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health

    An old city bounded by water, Portland offers a small-town feel with big-city amenities, like Maine Medical Center.
  • Tribune Execs “Assessing All Of Our Options” After FCC-Sinclair Jolt

    Tribune Media, the owner of local TV stations that has been slated to become part of Sinclair Broadcast Group in a $3.9 billion deal, said it is “evaluating” the implications of the FCC’s “troubling” new scrutiny of the merger. The FCC voted 4-0 yesterday to put the review of the deal on hold given Chairman Ajit Pai’s “serious concerns” about the deals Sinclair had in place to divest of stations in Chicago and Texas. The commission’s order, released earlier today, asks an…

  • FCC Signals Possible Sinclair “Misrepresentation” In Tribune Merger

    The FCC, as promised, released a hearing designation order asking an a judge to determine whether the Sinclair Broadcast Group “engaged in misrepresentation” in its pending $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. Central to the review is how Sinclair presented its plans to divest stations in Chicago, Dallas and Houston in order gain regulatory approval. Those so-called “sidecar” deals could enable Sinclair to effectively continue operating the stations, FCC Chairman Aji…

  • FCC vote likely dooms Sinclair-Tribune merger

    The FCC has voted to send the proposed sale of Tribune Media properties to Sinclair to a hearing, effectively hammering the second-to-last nail in the coffin on the buyout. The agency's commissioners unanimously agreed on a Hearing Designation Order...

  • Sinclair 'did not fully disclose facts' on Tribune merger

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc “did not fully disclose facts” about aspects of its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in an order released on Thursday that referred the issue to an administrative law judge for a hearing. The order is a blow to Sinclair’s bid to acquire Tribune. Sinclair had sought to remove questions about three stations referenced in the order by dropping divestiture plans on Tuesday. The FCC …

    Raw Story
  • Sinclair to revise deal to buy WGN, Tribune Media

    Sinclair Broadcast Group says it will buy Chicago's WGN-TV and sell two Texas stations in an effort to make its $3.9 billion deal win FCC approval.

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  • Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology.The Portland Press Herald...

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  • Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology. The Portland Press Herald reports Washington-based transportation technology firm Inrix announced Tuesday that Portland…

  • Framework Tall Wood Tower in Portland gets the chop

    This is a huge setback for tall wood.

  • Tribune Media “Disappointed” By FCC Scrutiny Of Sinclair Merger

    After seeing its stock hammered due to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “serious concerns” about aspects of its pending merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Media said it is “disappointed” but still hopes to salvage the deal. “Tribune Media was disappointed to learn that the Chairman had circulated an order designating certain issues for consideration by an Administrative Law Judge,” the company’s statement said. “It will review the FCC’s hearing designation order when…

  • Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

    A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology. The Portland Press Herald reports Washington-based transportation technology firm Inrix announced Tuesday that … Click to Continue

  • Why Sinclair's Bid to Buy the Tribune Company Might Die

    FCC Chair Ajit Pai, long seen as supporting the deal, suggests sending it to a judge–often a graveyard for merger proposals.
  • FCC head has ‘serious concerns’ with Sinclair-Tribune deal

    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune’s television stations.