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Stephen Colbert reaches a ratings milestone at start of Donald Trump era

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He may cringe at the thought, but is Stephen Colbert the late-night man for the Trump administration? Colbert’s “Late Show” won the late-night ratings competition last week over NBC’s Jimmy Fallon for the first time since Colbert replaced David Letterman in September 2015, the Nielsen company said. The margin was so small — 2.77 million average for CBS, 2.76 million for NBC — that CBS didn’t want to jinx its good fortune by making an executive available to talk about…

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Donald Trump is master of his domains, even ones that bash him

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Whoever owns must really hate Donald Trump, right? Wrong! It’s the Donald himself. The same goes for, and two dozen other web addresses that sound like they’re bashing the billionaire Republican presidential nominee, his business interests or his political aspirations. What would Trump want with such insulting domains? Easy. To make sure his critics and rivals can’t have them. He and his Trump Organization own more than 3,600 web addresses, according to the research firm DomainIQ. The…

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Charter Communications buying Bright House Networks

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Charter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion. Charter is the fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S, while Bright House is the sixth biggest with customers in Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California. The Bright House transaction would make the new company the second-largest U.S. cable operator. The deal comes as cable operators are scrambling to consolidate amid growing competition from non-cable programming suppliers such as Netflix. Charter had…

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