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USA Today owner Gannett bids for Tribune Publishing

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Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers. But Gannett said Monday that Tribune has refused to begin “constructive discussions” about a deal since it first offered to buy the company earlier this month. Tribune confirmed Monday that it received the unsolicited offer and said it…

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Christmas Eve struggle is real for some state workers

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As far as state workers are concerned, if Florida Gov. Rick Scott is Santa, then Connecticut state officials are Grinches. For the third year in a row, the Republican Scott has given state employees the day off on Christmas Eve. Employees who perform essential functions, including law enforcement, still have to be on duty. But for others, it’s a paid holiday “in recognition of (their) hard work,” Scott said. Not so in the Nutmeg State, where workers not only have to work,…

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