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Rupert Murdoch Making a Bid for ‘Newsday’?

According to Crain's, Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. might be plotting to buy Long Island tabloid Newsday. The news comes shortly after the release of the quarterly results of the Tribune Company (Newsday's owner), which showed an $78 million loss in its continuing operations at the end of 2007.

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If You've Been Injured by a Man With Tuberculosis …

LAW • So the guy with the dangerous strain of tuberculosis (now quarantined in Colorado) is, naturally, a personal-injury lawyer. [Law Blog/WSJ] • An in-house lawyer at G.E. sued the company for gender discrimination but worries she won't find many plaintiffs to join her in a class action. [NYT] • Though William Lerach was never indicted as part of the Millberg Weiss kickback case, he is considering leaving his own securities firm. [NYT]

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At the MTA, Delays Are All Relative

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There are many wonderful things about the might-actually-eventually-finally-sort-of-happen Second Avenue subway. Among them are increased access to the far East Side of Manhattan, decreased crowding on the Lexington Avenue lines, and the creation of New York's very own T, which is bound to please transplanted Bostonians. There's also this: When else do you get to refer to a project delayed for some 80 years as having an "early start"? 2nd Ave Subway Could Get Early Start [amNY] The Line That Time Forgot [NYM]

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