Jul 17, 2018

The FCC has some concerns about this potential media giant

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(U.S. Edition) The Federal Communications Commission has thrown a wrench into a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Media Company. We'll look at why FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who's considered pretty business-friendly, has a problem with the…

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Jul 17, 2018
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(U.S. Edition) The Federal Communications Commission has thrown a wrench into a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Tribune Media Company. We’ll look at why FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who’s considered pretty business-friendly, has a problem with the deal. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the state of Netflix’s growth, and then we’ll examine how Major League Baseball still makes money — even though game attendance is down. Today’s podcast is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org/advisors), Avast (avast.com), and USPS (USPS.com/future). (07/17/2018)

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