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Here We Go Again: CBS and Viacom Officially Agree to Explore a Merger

Just 13 months after parent company National Amusement pulled the plug on a CBS-Viacom merger, the two companies could be heading down the aisle once again. The board of directors for both companies today announced that they have each formed a special committee of independent directors to evaluate a potential reunion. In a release announcing...
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