Huntsman: Buy The Tribune? Maybe, but Any Sale Is on Hold

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By: Tony Semerad | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah businessman and philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman Sr. confirmed Friday that he is interested in buying The Salt Lake Tribune, saying the newspaper’s independent editorial voice remains crucial to the state.

But the U.S. Department of Justice has halted all talks regarding a potential sale, Huntsman said, while federal lawyers scrutinize disputed changes to a business pact between The Tribune and its rival daily, the LDS Church-owned Deseret News.

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