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12/9/2019

Verizon is entering the second phase of a $1 billion mixed-use development it is building across from its regional office campus in suburban Dallas after the telecom and a developer reaped $584 million from sales of the first part of the Hidden Range project. The 1.5 million-square-foot center will include corporate offices, a full-service hotel, residential housing, a restaurant, retail space, a park and a train station.

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12/9/2019

Home health agencies believe telehealth services will play a major role in expanding their business in the next few years, per a survey from analytics firm Definitive Healthcare, although executives admitted they are facing a major challenge in convincing seniors to adopt the technology. Half of the HHAs surveyed said they will increase their use of video services to the home.

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Business Insider
12/9/2019

Underwriters Laboratories will offer cybersecurity ratings for internet of things devices, providing consumer guidance on smart gadgets level of safety. UL will gauge a security level based on cryptography, customer-identifiable data, process and documentation, logical security, protocol security, software updates and system management.

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Underwriters Laboratories
12/9/2019

Radio broadcasters, newspapers and podcasters producing audio journalism that serves the public will be eligible for Pulitzer awards next year as the organization's board tests a prize for audio reporting. The addition of the category brings the total number of awards up to 15 and marks the first change to the prize's structure since 2007.

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12/9/2019

The National Association of Broadcasters warned the Federal Communications Commission last week that opening up the 6 GHz wireless spectrum to unlicensed users would jeopardize broadcasters' auxiliary operations. Indoor operations and low power levels, the limitations that the FCC has proposed, can still interfere with electronic newsgathering, the NAB says.

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Broadcasting & Cable
12/9/2019

Hosts at Dallas' 105.3FM were forced to disconnect a call with Jerry Jones after the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager cursed twice on the air when speaking about the team's current losing streak. Jones was later reconnected and defended his support of coach Jason Garrett.

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ESPN
12/9/2019

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination has now spent $7.1 million to air political advertisements on a number of broadcast and cable channels. Bloomberg's spending is approaching that of Tom Steyer, who has dropped $9.1 million so far to air ads on 31 different television networks.

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Tom Steyer
12/9/2019

WMGK-FM's midday host Debbi Calton ended her 36-year stint as a Philadelphia radio personality on Friday, concluding her final broadcast with wishes from friends and celebrity guests. Calton took her post at WMGK in 1993 after being a host on Philadephia's WYSP-FM for 10 years.

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Radio Ink
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Philadephia
12/6/2019

HBO will air "The White House Plumbers," a miniseries about the Watergate scandal, with Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson signed to star and executive produce. David Mandel of "Veep" will be the show's director, and "Veep" writers Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory will write the script.

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Agence France-Presse
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Woody Harrelson
12/6/2019

There is no evidence that 5G radio signals constitute a health hazard, the Federal Communications Commission decided in a unanimous vote upholding the current RF emission standards for cellphones and wireless infrastructure. The agency pointed to Food and Drug Administration research that failed to find a link between phones and health issues.