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  • *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.

  • 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.

  • 21st Century Fox really executes: Cramer     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    21st Century Fox beat the Street's estimates, and CNBC's Jim Cramer says the conference call was really well done.

  • Gabelli sees Fox, Time Warner nearly doubling Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Mario Gabelli

    While “neutral” on the potential deal, Mario Gabelli did say on “Squawk Box” that he expects to continue to benefit from owning both stocks.

  • Content triggers urge to merge in media space     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, and Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, discuss Rupert Murdoch's next move after withdrawing its bid for Time Warner, and weigh in on mergers and acquisitions in the media space.

  • Gabelli on tax inversions     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, weighs in on the tax inversion debate.

  • Gabelli 'neutral' on Fox/Time Warner deal     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, provides his take on Rupert Murdoch withdrawing his $80 billion offer for Time Warner.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 7- European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Sept. 11 whether to clear British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, the European Commission said on Thursday.

  • Aug 6- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street's expectations as executives stressed that they would not make a new bid for Time Warner Inc.. Fox on Tuesday withdrew the $80 billion offer that Time Warner had rejected.

  • UPDATE 5-Time Warner to go it alone as Fox exits stage Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:13 PM ET

    *Time Warner posts higher-than-expected profit, sets buyback. Aug 6- Time Warner Inc will not have to worry about any overtures from Twenty-First Century Fox for the foreseeable future. We have no plans to pursue any other third party content company as an alternative to Time Warner. "

  • Aug 6- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported quarterly revenue and profit that exceeded analysts' expectations, helped by the box-office success of films such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past".

  • Time Warner mulls massive build out for HBOGo Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    HBO Go streaming service.

    Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes unveiled a vision for unlocking potential across Time Warner's business, and particularly that crown jewel of HBO.

  • Aug 6- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the film and TV company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported a 16.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by the box office success of films such as "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and growth in its cable network business.

  • *Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine border- NATO. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after buyers stepped in as the S&P 500 hit a more than two-month low, but concern about an escalation of the Russia- Ukraine conflict and two nixed deals weighed on sentiment.

  • Aug 6- Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes opened his remarks during the company's second quarter earnings call on Wednesday vowing he would not discuss Twenty-First Century Fox's stunning turnabout to pull its offer to buy Time Warner.

  • Time Warner shares slide despite earnings beat Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Time Warner beat quarterly profit estimates, but the news failed to prevent its shares from tumbling more than 10 percent.

  • *Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine border- NATO. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks rose in morning trading on Wednesday after buyers stepped in as the S&P 500 hit a more than two-month low, but concern about an escalation of the Russia- Ukraine conflict and two nixed deals weighed on sentiment.