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9 HBO ABC turns to the network for show-development help. Ratings for "Sex in the City" remain high and the eight episodes this summer (down from the normal 13) should leave people panting for more.

7 USA Cable network using the summer down season to turn shows "Dead Zone" and "Monk" into hits. September brings Sister Act, not the movie but the Williams sisters in the U.S. Open.

3 CABLEVISION Appears the cable operator with millions of homes in New York area will go entire season without a deal to carry the YES network, home of most Yankee games. Also, puts assets on the block to help ease financial issues.

1 MARTHA STEWART Company shares fall as Congress widens its insider trading investigation of her. And shareholders file suit.

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