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Bloomberg Reports (Very) Early Talks of DirectTV-Dish Network Merger

According to Bloomberg, Dish Network's Chairman, Charlie Ergen, recently contacted DirectTV CEO Mike White to discuss a merger of the two biggest satellite television operators in the country. A previous merger was blocked by regulators in 2002, but that hasn't stopped shares for both companies from soaring based on Bloomberg's report.

At this stage it's nothing more than a report, but industry insiders will be keeping very close tabs on any developments.  Read the entire Bloomberg story here.