Meredith Corp. today reported earnings per share of 67 cents in its fiscal 2014 second quarter, which ended Dec. 31. Those earnings include $1.6 million, or 2 cents per share, of transaction expenses related to previously announced agreements to purchase broadcast assets. Prior-year second-quarter earnings per share were 79 cents, or 89 cents excluding special items. Meredith recorded $25 million, or 34 cents per share, less of political advertising revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 than in the prior-year period, as expected in an off-election year, according to a news release. Total revenues were $354 million, compared with $361 million.