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  • News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— News Corp. will pay about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion. News Corp. said Move displays more than 98 percent of all for-sale properties listed in the United States and that Move's network of websites reaches about 35 million people per month.

  • Sept 30- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it would buy Move Inc, the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business. Australian real estate website REA Group Ltd, which is 61.6 percent owned by News Corp, will take a 20 percent stake in Move for about $200 million, News Corp said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 25- Google Inc hit back at News Corp on Thursday for calling it a platform for piracy and an "unaccountable bureaucracy," in a point-by-point rebuttal that stressed the Internet search company's commitment to fighting online crime.

  • PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Sept 19- Scotland's vote against independence offers lessons for British politicians and their European partners faced with a referendum on whether to stay in the EU which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised for 2017..

  • News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.

  • Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.

  • Sept 17- News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson has urged European regulators to reconsider their settlement with Google Inc over its search practices, calling the Internet company an "egregious" aggregator and a "platform of piracy."

  • *Polling stations open at 0600 GMT on Thursday. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Just hours before Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters, as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307- year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists.

  • *Britain implores Scotland to stay, offers more powers. *Polling stations open at 0600 GMT on Thursday. EDINBURGH, Sept 17- On the eve of Scotland's independence referendum, the fate of the United Kingdom rests on hundreds of thousands of wavering Scottish voters as opinion polls showed supporters of the 307- year union just a whisker ahead of secessionists.

  • Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.

  • *Scottish nationalists warn BP and some banks. *Rupert Murdoch visits, says Scotland' alive with debate'. At stake is not just the future of Scotland, but that of the United Kingdom, forged by the union with England 307 years ago.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 11- European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe. The merged company will have operations in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Rupert Murdoch's right-hand-man at 21st Century Fox, Chase Carey, said the company had no current plans to resurrect its bid to buy the rest of Britain's BSkyB.

  • A&E, which is jointly owned by Walt Disney Co and media group Hearst Corp, is investing $250 million in Vice Media, which started as a Canadian magazine and has ballooned into a multimedia conglomerate known for producing edgy videos and news reports.

  • *Equities have come under pressure because of the problems between Russia and Ukraine, with the S&P 500 at one point down about 4 percent from a record closing high in late July. *The gain implied by futures came despite ongoing concerns about the region, with Ukraine reporting that Russia had massed 45,000 troops on its border.

  • Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC said it had taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.. Fox withdrew its $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner Inc last week after being rebuffed by the owner of CNN, HBO and Warner Bros studios.

  • ValueAct takes $1 bln stake in 21st Century Fox-CNBC Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC has taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, CNBC reported. ValueAct built its position when Fox was seeking to buy Time Warner Inc, CNBC's David Faber said.

  • Squawking One Direction, Danica, and Super Mario Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:36 AM ET
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    Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.

  • Aug 7- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as growth in its book publishing business helped to make up for a decline in revenue in its bigger news and information division.

  • News Corp revenue falls as advertising sales stay weak Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Aug 7- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported a 3 percent decline in quarterly revenue as advertising sales remained weak and subscription income fell.