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  • Clear Channel Pressure Intensifies as Vote Nears Monday, 7 May 2007 | 1:49 AM ET

    The private equity firms bidding for Clear Channel Communications will be looking for an indication from the radio operators' board on Monday as to whether their revised $19.6 billion bid will be reconsidered, a source familiar with the situation said.

  • Clear Channel Communications, the largest U.S. radio station operator, said on Thursday it received a new merger proposal from a private equity group, but its board voted against it.

  • Influential proxy advisory service ISS on Tuesday recommended shareholders vote against a $19.5 billion bid to take U.S. radio station operator Clear Channel Communications private, according to a document obtained by Reuters.

  • The sale comes as Clear Channel's shareholders consider a nearly $19.5 billion private equity buyout offer for the company.

  • Clear Channel, the nation's largest radio company, said its board has unanimously accepted an increased offer from a private-equity group co-led by Bain Capital Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners.

  • Web search leader Google has broken into radio with a multi-year advertising sales agreement with the largest U.S. broadcaster, Clear Channel Radio, the companies said on Sunday.

  • Clear Channel Bidders Suggest Sweeter Offer Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    The buyout groups bidding for U.S. radio operator Clear Channel Communications have suggested sweetening their offer by allowing shareholders to co-invest in the firm, as a key vote on the deal approaches, a source close to the situation said on Sunday.

  • Google Rivals Urge Scrutiny of DoubleClick Deal Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 2:39 AM ET

    Internet and media rivals to Google, fearing an unprecedented consolidation of power in the online advertising market, are expected to urge regulators to closely scrutinize the Web search leader's $3.1 billion deal to buy DoubleClick.

  • Clear Channel Buyout Hits Speed Bump Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Clear Channel Communications' meteoric rise from small-time radio station owner to colossal media company has often been tempestuous, with consumer and antitrust advocates hounding the giant. But these days, the loudest cries are coming from stockholders.

  • French outdoor advertising company JCDecaux is interested in buying assets of the outdoor advertising business of U.S. media giants Clear Channel and CBS.

  • Terrestrial Radio: The Comeback Kid? Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    The nation's largest radio broadcaster could be the largest media and entertainment sale in history. And if the deal doesn't go through, it's still a big deal. A big deal for shareholders, because if the buyout doesn't happen, the company is likely to be broken up (splitting the radio and outdoor advertising business) or we'll see a stock buyback.

  • Clear Channel, which sells advertising on outdoor displays such as billboards, said Friday its fourth-quarter earnings grew 61%, helped by higher revenue and favorable currency exchange.

  • Driven by soothing words from the Fed Chairman and the market's own mania for deals, stocks closed out last week on a high note. This week, traders will be ready to pounce on any news that will reinforce the view that the Fed might cut rates this year after all.