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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

NPR's business news starts with big TV switch officially delayed.

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MONTAGNE: President Obama yesterday signed a bill delaying the nation's transition to digital TV broadcasting. TV stations were to make the switch next week. The date is now June 12th. So consumers in most areas have more time to buy new TVs or converter boxes for their old sets or subscribe to cable. Lawmakers feared millions of Americans weren't ready for the switch. TV stations complained the delay will be costly for them, and hundreds plan to commence their all-digital broadcast next Tuesday anyway.

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