Hachette mulls deal for VNU consumer magazines

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Paris--French publisher Hachette Filipacchi said Tuesday it may buy the consumer magazine division of Dutch-Anglo publisher VNU. VNU said Monday it will try to sell its consumer magazines business as well as its educational information units to help finance its planned $2.3 billion acquisition of ACNielsen Corp., a U.S.-based market research firm. VNU also has said it plans to sell its small textbook publishing business.
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