03/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Charlie Ergen Assures: I May Let Mel Karmazin Stay At Sirius XM

Echostar's Charlie Ergen and Liberty's John Malone continue to tug at the carcass of Sirius (SIRI). It sounds as though Charlie has the upper hand, perhaps by throwing in the provision that he'll let Mel Karmazin keep his job (temporarily).

In any event, Sirius's $175 million bond repayment is due Tuesday. If Mel can't get a deal done by then...poof.

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