Archive: April 26, 2009 - May 2, 2009

Discovery, Hasbro Forming Kids' Network

Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications announced today that it was forming a joint venture with Hasbro to create a new TV network, to debut late next year, focused on children 14 and under. The joint venture will also form a related Web site and hold a minority interest in the U.S....

By Terri Rupar | April 30, 2009; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Ready for the Breakup

Nearly a decade ago, the merger between Time Warner and America Online was heralded as a surprising and revolutionary marriage between "old media" and "new media." By comparison, yesterday's revelation by Time Warner that divorce papers may be on the way came as a shock to almost no one, reports...

By Terri Rupar | April 30, 2009; 9:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Washington's Jobless Rate Dips in March

Unemployment in the Washington area dipped in March from the previous month, falling to 5.9 percent from 6.1 percent in February. It's still up from 3.3 percent in March 2008 but better than the 9 percent rate recorded nationwide. It was the first time since September that unemployment fell from...

By Terri Rupar | April 29, 2009; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

Early Briefing: Nonprofits Suspend United Way Memberships

Twenty-one area nonprofit groups have suspended their memberships in the United Way and joined a fledgling competitor, citing years of frustration with a steady decline in workplace giving in the Washington region and lingering distrust of the local United Way since it was nearly destroyed by scandal earlier this decade....

By Terri Rupar | April 29, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Mixx Looks Beyond News

The McLean-based news site Mixx.com is hoping to persuade consumer product developers to draw on the wisdom of the Web as it launches a service that pairs its online community of news junkies with companies wanting to bounce ideas off a test audience, reports Mike Musgrove. The site's new service,...

By Terri Rupar | April 28, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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