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There's a theory floating around Time Inc. that the magazine publisher's two known suitors ― Meredith Corp. and a group led by Edgar Bronfman Jr. ― may team up, with Meredith carving out the lifestyle-type titles and Bronfman retaining the newsier pubs. But a source familiar with the situation tells Axios that there have been no such conversations between the two parties.

Price talk: The market isn't really getting ahead of this one: Shares jumped from $13.80 after a late November report that Bronfman had bid $18 per share (which was rejected by Time Inc.'s board), but never climbed above $19.25 per share (Feb. 3). They closed trading today at $18.80 a piece ― suggesting that shareholders aren't expecting either Bronfman (nor Meredith) to go much higher than that original offer.

Timing: Both Meredith and Bronfman Jr. have signed nondisclosure agreements in order to view nonpublic information and meet with Time Inc. execs, but there does not seem to be a formal timetable for bids. Or, in the source's words, it's "flexible."

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In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.