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  • has placed a bid for German rival MAG Group, in a sign that Chinese appetite for European knowhow remains high, two people close to the transaction said on Friday. A spokesman for MAG Group said that the company was now in negotiations with potential buyers. " Goldman Sachs has been mandated to look for a buyer for MAG Group, which comprises Europe and MAG Americas.

  • NEW YORK-- The man widely known as "Big" gets even bigger: He's playing J.P. Morgan, one of history's towering business magnates. It was one of Morgan's businesses that funded the Titanic, and Chris Noth appears in a supporting role in "Titanic: Blood and Steel," an epic 12- part miniseries about the building of the great ship.

  • ABC has the highest amount, with 10 out of 194, or 5.2 percent, of their regular characters identified as LGBT. CBS was saluted as much improved, with four out of 142 LGBT series regulars, or 2.8 percent, up from 0.7 percent last year.

  • NEW YORK-- Teams from 16 conferences in 172 games are on CBS Sports Network's schedule for 2012-13.. The first games shown will be from the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands with Connecticut, and first-year coach Kevin Ollie, facing Wake Forest and UIC against New Mexico.

  • Oct 4- Dish Network Corp said the broadcasting arm of newspaper publisher Gannett Co Inc has threatened to withdraw broadcasting on the satellite TV provider if it does not block the commercial-skipping feature on its digital video recorders or agree to pay massive penalties.

  • *Publishers can choose not to participate in Google project. *Deal does not affect Google's litigation with Author's Guild. Google and the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday that U.S. publishers can decide whether they want their books made available through Google or not.

  • *Publisher can choose not to participate in Google's Library Project. Google and the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday that U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Library Project.

  • Oct 4- J.K. Rowling's first adult novel, "The Casual Vacancy," soared to the top of Publishers Weekly's bestseller list on Thursday.

  • *Publisher can choose to participate in Google's Library Project. Oct 4- Google Inc and a group of publishers have agreed to a settlement, capping seven years of litigation over the rights of publishers and Google's mission to become the world's digital library.

  • *Publishers and Google reach agreement. *As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not. *Says under the agreement, books scanned by Google in the library project can.

  • NEW YORK-- "There is an inherent evil to the wondrous technology that we embrace blindly," says J.J. Abrams. It's a loaded observation that seems simultaneously quizzical, thrilled and circumspect. And it hints at the world view of Abrams, the alliteratively initialed writer-director-producer whose latest series, "Revolution," airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 4- Dutch inflation was a provisional 2.3 percent year-on-year in September, after 2.3 percent in August, Statistics Netherlands said on Thursday. KEY FIGURES DUTCH CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SEPT 12 AUG 12 SEPT 11 Change on month +0.4 +0.1 +0.7 Change on year +2.3 +2.3 +2.7 Index 112.70 112.24 110.15.

  • 2. "NCIS," CBS, 20.48 million. 4. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 16.74 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.66 million.

  • CBS' new period-piece drama, "Vegas," debuted in sixth place, while its contemporary Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "Elementary," premiered in 10th place, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was No. 1 in the rankings, but CBS' "NCIS" was second for the week, "NCIS: Los Angeles" was fourth and "Big Bang Theory" was fifth.

  • *Nomura raises Viacom Inc target price to $58 from $53; rating buy. *Nomura raises Time Warner target price to $45 from $42; rating. *Nomura raises CBS Corp target price to $38 from $36; rating neutral.

  • Oct 2-:* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28; rating. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28;.

  • LOS ANGELES-- A divided appellate court on Monday upheld Don Johnson's multimillion jury award over profits from the series "Nash Bridges" but significantly reduced the amount the actor is eligible to receive.