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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn

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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corp. on June 13 announced they have entered a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder, and controlling shareholder of LinkedIn, and Weiner both fully support this transaction. The transaction is expected to close this calendar year. See the full release to learn more about the deal.

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2016 Republican National Convention Names PR Newswire Official Newswire Service

The 2016 RNC National Convention has named PR Newswire its official newswire for the Republican Party’s presidential nominating convention, to be held in Cleveland, from July 18-21. As the official newswire to the 2016 Republican National Convention, PR Newswire will distribute news releases, media advisories, speech texts, and other convention content to its industry-leading global network of newsrooms, websites, portals and databases. See the full release to learn more about the partnership between the Republicans and PR Newswire.

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2016 Democratic National Convention Names PR Newswire Official Newswire Service

The 2016 DNC National Convention has named PR Newswire its official newswire for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating convention, to be held in Philadelphia, July 25-28. As the official newswire to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, PR Newswire will distribute news releases, media advisories, speech texts, and other convention content to its industry-leading global network of newsrooms, websites, portals and databases. See the full release to see more about the partnership between the Democrats and PR Newswire.

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Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students at an All-Time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but the use of electronic vapor products, including e-cigarettes, among students poses new challenges, according to the 2015 survey results released June 10 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although current cigarette use decreased significantly from 28% in 1991 to 11% in 2015, new data from the 2015 survey found that 24% of high school students reported using e-cigarettes during the past 30 days. See the full release to learn about the survey.

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BARBRA STREISAND

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Barbra Streisand to Release ‘ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway’ Album Aug. 26

On the heels of her first appearance at The Tonys since 1970, Columbia Records has announced Barbra Streisand’s “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” album will debut on Aug. 26, featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.   The inspired new musical pairings on “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” include Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley.  See the full release to learn about the album.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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