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USA Has Record Summer|No Ratings Slump For Fox News|Politico Continues To Grow|Gannett Consolidates Iowa, Indiana Facilities|OK! Lowers Rate Base

Broadcasting & Cable: As the cable nets report their summer-ending ratings records, USA has emerged as a star. It had the best summer for any cable network since measurements have been kept.

Mediaite: There’s no summer news slump for Fox News. The cable news net had its best ratings of 2009 in August.

The Wrap: Post-election Politico.com has continued to grow and bring on new staffers, and it’s still hiring.

Gannettoid: Gannett has confirmed the consolidation of its advertising production centers in Des Moines and Indianapolis.

Audience Development: OK! has lowered its rate base by 11.1 percent.

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