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LONDON, May 8- Tom Mockridge, who worked closely with Rupert Murdoch in more than 20 years at News Corp, is to take over at Virgin Media, pitting the two men against each other in a battle for British pay-TV viewers.
Their initial public offerings could clash with existing plans by Spain's Santander and Virgin Money, the financial group that is part of Richard Branson's empire, as well as a possible move by National Australia Bank to float its British businesses.
HEDDINGTON, England, Feb 14- For Peggy Robinson, the directives coming from the European Union are now so relentless she hires an extra person just to "wade" through the paperwork at her small family firm.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 7- LinkedIn Corp extended its hot streak on Thursday, announcing both blow-out quarterly profits and a bullish forecast for the new year that exceeded Wall Street's already lofty expectations.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 7- LinkedIn Corp on Thursday reported quarterly profit that beat Wall Street expectations and offered a bullish forecast for the new year, boosting shares of the professional social network in after-hours trading.
*Virgin Media deal largest and latest for Liberty Global. Liberty Global already ranks as largest cable operator in Europe.
*Virgin Media competes with Murdoch's BSkyB in Britain. LONDON, Feb 6- John Malone's Liberty Global struck a deal on Tuesday to buy British cable group Virgin Media for about $15.75 billion in stock and cash, a move that would put the U.S. billionaire up against old rival Rupert Murdoch.
*Virgin Media competes with Murdoch's BSkyB in UK. LONDON, Feb 5- John Malone's Liberty Global has opened talks with Britain's Virgin Media over a takeover that would increase the U.S. cable group's dominance in Europe and step up a challenge to media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
LONDON, Jan 23- Leading British business figures warned Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday that his plan for an in-out referendum on the European Union membership was a risky gamble that could damage the economy and throttle foreign investment.
"It is easy for very big globalised companies to set up their headquarters in Luxembourg or Ireland to escape paying company taxes or VAT and, as a result, offer unfair competition to companies that have physical sites and jobs in France," Filippetti told i> Tele television on Wednesday.
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