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Mediaset first-half profit plummets 73.5%

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ROME -- Silvio Berlusconi's Italo commercial broadcast group Mediaset posted a 73.5% drop in first-half net profit to €43.1 million ($53 million) on Tuesday, as advertising in Italy and Spain, where…

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Gore Vidal, RIP

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Gore Vidal was one of the last century's most celebrated authors as well as a screenwriter, essayist and political figure, and perhaps last of the postwar literary raconteurs just as famous for…

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Author Gore Vidal dies

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Hollywood claimed him as its own, but Gore Vidal, who died Tuesday, was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was a political gadfly and insider, essayist and commentor on the social and political…

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