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Couric Will Stay at CBS

CBS News president Sean McManus denied that Katie Couric will leave CBS Evening News before the end of her five-year contract. [AP via Fox News]
CNBC and the Financial Times plan to join forces and share content in case Rupert Murdoch’s Dow Jones bid goes through. [WSJ]
TV Guide is moving into The New Yorker’s old offices on West 43rd Street. [NYP]

• Presidential hopeful Fred Thomas urges the public not to identify a lawyer with the position of his clients. [Law Blog/WSJ]
• Eight fellow passengers (and one brother to a passenger) have sued the jet-setting, TB-infected lawyer for $1.3 million. [AP via]
• Davis Polk hands out a $500 bonus (or “gift”) to newly married couples. Marry a colleague and make a grand! [Above the Law]

• Whole Foods CEO John Mackey could lose his job over his “anonymous” bulletin-board postings. [NYP]
• Blackstone Group partners have found some way to avoid taxes on their $3.7 billion IPO. How nice for them. [NYT]
• A sputtering Affiliated deal is another chill in the leveraged-buyout landscape. [DealBook/NYT]

Harry Potter hottie Emma Watson has signed with Kate Moss’s agency, Storm, and is hoping to land a Chanel contract. [British Vogue]
• Martha Stewart made a poncho in prison, but Paris Hilton opted for a new jeans line. []
• Peter Boneparth has resigned as president and CEO of Jones Apparel Group, amid the company’s negotiations to sell Barneys New York. [WWD]

Couric Will Stay at CBS