FROM Edmund Lee
Comcast and Time Warner Merge in $45 Billion Deal America's two largest cable companies announced a prospective merger today with Comcast planning to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Together, they would account for almost three-quarters of the nation's cable industry. Edmund Lee is media reporter for Bloomberg News .
Disney to Restrict Junk Foods Ads during Children's Shows Walt Disney, the world's largest entertainment company, announced today that it's applying nutritional standards to advertising. No junk food ads on children's programs by 2015. Edmund Lee is media reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek .
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