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  • 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.

  • *NATO says Russian troops massing on Ukraine border. NEW YORK, Aug 6- European stocks fell on Wednesday as concerns over a Russian troop build-up on the border with Ukraine sent nervous investors into high-rated bonds, while U.S. stocks shrugged off early weakness and traded higher.

  • Aug 6- Time Warner Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and boosted its stock buyback program, but the news failed to prevent its shares from tumbling 11 percent a day after Rupert Murdoch withdrew his bid for the company.

  • Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    **Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world's largest media conglomerates.

  • *Russia has 20,000 troops on Ukraine border- NATO. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks were poised to fall at the open Wednesday on worries of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and after several key merger and acquisition deals fell through.

  • Aug 6- Time Warner Inc reported a 3 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by the popularity of "Game of Thrones" and other shows on its HBO network. Time Warner shares were down 13 percent before the bell on Wednesday, a day after Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox abandoned an $80 billion bid for the company.

  • US stock futures hit by Russia, Ukraine concerns Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures traded down on Wednesday, as European shares fell sharply on rising concerns about Russia and Ukraine.

  • *NATO says Russia could be readying Ukraine invasion. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday, with S&P e-minis at a more than two-month low, on worries of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and as key merger and acquisition deals fell through.

  • Early movers: FOXA, TWX, GE, M, S, TMUS, Z & more Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Time Warner Inc revenue rises on HBO gains Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Aug 6- Time Warner Inc reported a 3 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by gains from premium TV service Home Box Office. Net income from continuing operations attributable to Time Warner common shareholders rose to $843 million, or 94 cents per share, for the second quarter ended June 30, from $698 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Sprint to name Brightstar's Marcelo Claure as CEO- source. Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • *Fox drops bid for Time Warner, Sprint gives up on T-Mobile. SYDNEY, Aug 6- Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar held firm after a slump on Wall Street and tensions over Ukraine instilled a mood of risk aversion across markets.

  • UPDATE 1-Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile -source Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc because the challenge of securing regulatory approval for the deal was too steep, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news Tuesday that Sprint had abandoned its bid.

  • Aug 5- Many options traders who had taken bets on a successful buyout of Time Warner Inc by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc are facing a grim lesson in the risks of betting on deals. Murdoch pulled the $80 billion offer after the close of trading on Tuesday, saying Time Warner management had refused to engage in discussions.

  • Aug 5- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world's largest media conglomerates.

  • 21st Century Fox withdraws Time Warner offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    Time Warner shares fell more than 12 percent in after-market trading on the announcement.

  • *Fox rallies, Time Warner falls as Fox withdraws merger bid. NEW YORK, Aug 5- U.S. stocks ended down on Tuesday, nose-diving in the afternoon as concerns mounted over escalating tensions in Ukraine. Markets were weak for most of the session, but selling accelerated in the afternoon on reports that Russian troops were massing near the Ukraine border.

  • A live market monitor is viewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday: FireEye, Groupon, Walt Disney & more.