In a possible sign that he seeks to launch a nationwide newspaper chain, billionaire Phil Anschutz has filed 127 U.S. applications to trademark the name “The Examiner” in 69 cities. Anschutz, the founder of Qwest Communications International who ranks 33rd among Forbes’ richest 400 Americans with a net worth of $5.2 billion, purchased the five-day-a-week San Francisco Examiner and two weekly newspapers in February. In September, he bought three papers near Washington.

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