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State Senator Joe Leibham to not seek recount for last week's election

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Joe Leibham will not seek a recount for last week's 6th House District Republican primary. The Sheboygan state senator lost the four man race to State Senator Glenn Grothman by 219 votes, which was close enough to ask for a recount that would have been paid for by local government units. In a statement made Friday afternoon, Leibham said he has contacted Grothman about his decision and wished him well in the November general election.  He adds he is happy of the ...

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Sony, BMG in joint bid for Parlophone, EMI labels - FT

Sony Corp's logo is seen at an electronics store in Tokyo November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Sony Corp's logo is seen at an electronics store in Tokyo November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp is joining with BMG to bid for Parlophone and other EMI labels on sale by Universal Music, reuniting Sony and Bertelsmann four years after they ended their music joint venture, the Financial Times said on Monday.

Vivendi-owned Universal is being forced to sell Parlophone - EMI's oldest active label with artists including Coldplay and Pet Shop Boys - to satisfy regulators' concerns about its $1.9 billion purchase of EMI's recorded music business.

Sony and BMG, a music rights management group owned by Bertelsmann and private equity group KKR, will make a joint bid for Parlophone and other assets, the FT said. The two plan to split the assets and will not form another joint venture, it said.

Sony declined to comment. BMG could not be immediately reached for comment.

Other bidders for the EMI labels on sale include Warner Music and Ronald Perelman's investment company MacAndrews & Forbes, the FT has said.

(Reporting by Mayumi Negishi; Editing by Richard Pullin)