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Grey Advertising, New York, has withdrawn from the $30 million First Union Corp. review, citing potential conflicts with current clients. Merkley Newman Harty, New York, and Hal Riney & Partners, San Francisco, are the remaining finalists.

Pacific Telesis Group's Pacific Bell Communications has narrowed the review for its $40 million-plus long distance division to Lowe & Partners, New York; Ogilvy & Mather, Los Angeles; and Ketchum Advertising, San Francisco. Eliminated were Highway One, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and Ammirati Puris Lintas, New York.

Tele-Communications Inc., Englewood, Colo., has selected Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor, New York, to handle a new branding assignment.

The Meade Group, Detroit-based used car super-center, named Yaffe & Co., Southfield, Mich., as its new agency, succeeding Reinhardt & Lamka, Farmington.

Copyright January 1996 Crain Communications Inc.

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