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DealBook Today's Top Headlines - April 20, 2015: Comcast in Push to Save Deal| As Debt Deadlines Loom, Greece Calls in a Lawyer | China Moves to Stimulate Growth.

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES TOP STORY COMCAST IN PUSH TO SAVE DEAL   The $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable was announced in February 2014. Now this week starts the process that will make or break the deal.  On Wednesday , officials from Comcast and Time Warner Cable and their lawyers will meet with antitrust officials from the Justice Department,  The Wall Street Journal reports.  The meeting will be the first  where potential concessions will be discussed, The Journal says, citing people familiar with the matter. 

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - February 3, 2015: The Road to S.&P.'s Settlement | Obama's Tax Reform Irks Business World | Pressure Rises as Oil Falls | Ally Chief Steps Down

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES BY SYDNEY EMBER THE ROAD TO S.&P.'S SETTLEMENT   An overflow crowd of government regulators, including attorneys general from states across the country, spent a day in January ticking off their demands before eventually negotiating a $1.37 billion settlement with the giant ratings agency Standard & Poor's,  Ben Protess reports in DealBook . The settlement, expected to be announced on Tuesday, was the culmination of a heated, two-year fight between S.&P. and the Justice Department, according to an account assembled through interviews. The Justice Department's case and lawsuits from 19 state attorneys general generated years of animosity , the interviews show, that eased only after management changes at S.&P. and the Justice Department allowed both sides to reconsider their bargaining positions, Mr. Protess writes. S.&P., for instance, agreed to retract its claim that the Department

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - January 20, 2015: Davos Takes Up Gay Rights | China's Actions Hit Shares | PepsiCo and Peltz Reach Truce | The Price of Privilege.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES ADVERTISEMENT BY SYDNEY EMBER DAVOS TAKES UP GAY RIGHTS   Anything related to gay and lesbian rights has long seemed to have been officially off limits at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But this year, for the first time, the World Economic Forum is addressing the issue on the formal agenda for Davos. And while this may be a "good first step," the topic nevertheless "looks buried on the Davos program,"  Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in the DealBook Column . The issue of gay rights seems to have been included this year mainly because of  pressure applied by two activist hedge fund managers  ‒ Paul Singer, the founder of Elliott Management, whose son is gay, and Daniel S. Loeb, the founder of Third Point. Last year, the two decided to hold a breakfast off the premises and off the formal program to address the topic. The breakfast, packed with an audience of boldf