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Stock futures up on optimism over Greek vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures rose on Tuesday as expectations grew that a solution will be found for Greece to avoid a default and a short-term contagion risk to other euro zone countries could be contained. Euro zone finance ministers said the Greek government had until July 3 to approve new steps to…

Olbermann: New show looks to reclaim independence of TV news

Speaking to reporters Friday, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann said his new show on the Current TV network would look to reclaim something that’s long since vanished from television newsrooms: independence. “What we’re trying to do is something that is utterly different than what has been done with television news…

Huffington Post traffic surpasses NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post received more traffic than the website of The New York Times in May, the first time it has surpassed NYTimes.com in unique visitors, tracking firm comScore said Thursday. ComScore said HuffingtonPost.com received 35.6 million unique visitors in May, up from 29.9 million the previous month,…

WATCH LIVE: Rep. Anthony Weiner speaks about the pictures he allegedly sent to women

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who faces allegation that he sent pictures of himself in various states of undress to women not his wife, will address the media at 4:00 pm ET. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

MSNBC host Ed Schultz apologizes for ‘right-wing slut’ remark

The liberal host of MSNBC’s The Ed Show and The Ed Schultz Show radio program was suspended without pay for one week by MSNBC because of sexist comments he made about a conservative radio host. “President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri on Sunday but you know what they’re talking…

Internet bosses woo world leaders at ‘e-G8′

PARIS (AFP) – The world’s most powerful Internet and media barons gather in Paris on Tuesday in a show of strength to leaders at the G8 summit, amid international rows over online access, copyright and regulation. Top executives from online giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft will tout the economic…

Gore: Murdoch banned Current TV in Italy because we hired Olbermann

An Italian cable provider owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has kicked the Current TV network off the air following the channel’s announcement that former MSNBC liberal news host Keith Olbermann would be joining their lineup. Current TV founder Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States,…

Libya releases four foreign journalists

TRIPOLI — Libya freed on Wednesday four arrested journalists — two Americans, a Briton and a Spaniard — an AFP journalist witnessed as they arrived at the capital’s Rixos Hotel. American James Foley of GlobalPost, an online news agency, and freelance writer Clare Morgana Gillis, as well as Spanish photographer…

YouTube launches channel dedicated to fallen journalists

SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Monday launched a YouTube channel honoring fallen journalists and enhanced its online news pages. Google teamed with the Newseum based in Washington, DC on a Journalists Memorial channel dedicated to the works and lives of those around the world who have died while reporting news.…

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