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Live Nation Surges On Bullish Report

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Live Nation Inc. surged Friday after Credit Suisse started coverage of the venue operator and event promoter with an "Overweight" rating and a $28 price target.

Station Casinos Gets $4.7-Billion Offer To Take Company Private

Private equity bidders extended their shopping spree for casino companies.

Ticketmaster Signs Two Exclusive Provider Deals, And Unveils Gift Card Program

Ticketmaster has been selected by Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena and the New Orleans Allstate Sugar Bowl, part of the college football Bowl Championship Series, as secondary market ticketing provider.

Larry Hovick Promoted To Regional VP, Global Spectrum

Larry Hovick, GM of the American Royal Center and Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, has been promoted to regional vice president by Global Spectrum COO John Page.

IEBA Moves Offices

The International Entertainment Buyers Association, or IEBA is moving their offices.

Microsoft: 1M Zunes To Be Sold by June

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday that it expects to sell 1 million of its new Zune music players through the first half of 2007.

Live Nation To Present At UBS Global Media Conference

Live Nation announced today that Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Alan Ridgeway, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the UBS 34th Annual Global Media & Communications Conference being held December 4 - 7, 2006 at the G

Elvis (AP Photo)
Nashville Gets A Share Of Elvis Week In 2007

Next year's Elvis Week commemorating the 30th anniversary of the King's death will go beyond the usual Memphis events to honor some of Nashville's own Presley lore.

'Feet,' 'Royale' Still Rule Box Office

A dancing penguin and the world's deadliest spy have settled in for a long stay at the top of the box office.

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