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  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's Pearson said on Saturday it was in talks to sell its 50 percent stake in The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist newspaper. The move comes on the heels of Pearson's sale of the Financial Times newspaper to Japanese media group Nikkei, announced this week as its focuses on its education business. "Pearson confirms it is in...

  • Trump campaign bans Iowa newspaper from event Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Des Moines Register says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied press credentials to its reporters after the newspaper published an editorial calling on the billionaire businessman to end his campaign. The Register says its reporters were denied credentials to a Trump campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Saturday.

  • Nikkei CEO: FT is best partner to go global Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Nikkei CEO: FT is best partner to go global

    Tsuneo Kita, Chairman of Nikkei, says the Financial Times has won trust of global readers and the Nikkei wants to help boost that brand.

  • FT and Nikkei deal took many by surprise Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    FT and Nikkei deal took many by surprise

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle says it would be hard for Pearson Group to turn down such an offer from Nikkei on the FT Group.

  • July 24- Nikkei's $1.3 billion purchase of the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson PLC marks the culmination of decades of attempts by the Japanese household name to break into mainstream English-language media. The Nikkei Weekly newspaper continued but was rebranded, along with the corresponding website, as the Nikkei Asian Review in 2013, adopting a...

  • TOKYO— Nikkei Inc., the Japanese buyer of the Financial Times, pledged Friday to respect the culture of the London- based business daily, while also tapping its digital expertise and global reach. Nikkei is Nikkei, "said Naotoshi Okada, the president and CEO of Nikkei Inc., which publishes a namesake newspaper that's the top business daily in Japan.

  • REFILE-TIMELINE-History of the Financial Times Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:20 PM ET

    LONDON, July 23- Japanese media group Nikkei agreed on Thursday to buy the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson in a $1.3 billion deal that brings together two of the leading financial news operations from Europe and Asia. 1884- The Financial News is established by London- born journalist and entrepreneur Harry Marks on his return from the United States.

  • TIMELINE-History of the Financial Times Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    1884- The Financial News is established by London- born journalist and entrepreneur Harry Marks on his return from the United States 1888- The Financial Times is launched as the friends of the "Honest Financier and the Respectable Broker", with Leopold Graham as editor and its offices established on Telegraph Street 1891- FT newspaper sales soar 73 percent from...

  • Delicious! What one foodie is reading this summer Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    International Culinary Center chief Dorothy Cann Hamilton.

    Of course, cook books are on the menu, but culinary-school chief Dorothy Cann Hamilton also recommends travel tales and a Broadway memoir.

  • Nikkei to buy FT Group for $1.3B from Pearson Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    A copy of the Financial Times newspaper is seen alongside other British newspapers displayed for sale in a newsagents in London on July 23, 2015.

    Nikkei, the Japanese media company, has trumped Germany’s Axel Springer, in a tussle to buy the FT Group from Pearson for £844m, the FT reports.

  • LONDON, July 23- British publisher Pearson is in advanced talks to sell the Financial Times Group to Germany's Axel Springer, bringing an end to its near 60- year ownership of the pink-paged business newspaper, the FT said on Thursday. The FT and Germany's Der Spiegel said the buyer was German media group Axel Springer. Recent media reports had suggested...

  • Financial Times reports Germany's Springer to buy FT Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    The Financial Times

    Pearson is in advanced talks to sell the FT Group to Germany's biggest newspaper company Axel Springer, the Financial Times reported.

  • LONDON, July 23- British publisher Pearson is in advanced talks to sell the Financial Times Group to Germany's Axel Springer, bringing an end to its near 60- year ownership of the pink-paged business newspaper, media reports said on Thursday. The FT and Germany's Der Spiegel said the buyer was German media group Axel Springer. Recent media reports had suggested...

  • Pearson to sell FT Group to Axel Springer, reports say Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    LONDON, July 23- British publisher Pearson is in advanced talks to sell the Financial Times Group to Germany's Axel Springer, bringing an end to its near 60- year ownership of the pink-paged business newspaper, media reports said on Thursday. The FT and Germany's Der Spiegel said the buyer was German media group Axel Springer. Recent media reports had suggested...

  • LONDON, July 23- British publishing group Pearson is in advanced talks to sell the FT Group to Germany's biggest newspaper company Axel Springer, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Thursday. The FT cited several people familiar with the situation as confirming the likely buyer. Reuters reported earlier on Thursday that Pearson was close to announcing...

  • LONDON, July 23- British publisher Pearson has decided to sell the Financial Times to a "global, digital news company" after owning the business newspaper for nearly 60 years, a person familiar with the deal said on Thursday. Recent media reports have suggested potential buyers could include Bloomberg, German newspaper publisher Axel Springer and Thomson...

  • LONDON— Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound deal with Britain's Pearson PLC. As part of the deal, Pearson has agreed to sell the vast majority of the assets in FT Group, including the Financial Times newspaper and the popular FT.com. However, Pearson will retain its 50 percent stake in The Economist Group...

  • LONDON, July 23- British publisher Pearson has decided to sell the Financial Times to a global, digital news company after owning the newspaper for nearly 60 years, a person familiar with the deal said on Thursday. Reports have suggested potential buyers include Bloomberg, German newspaper publisher Axel Springer and Thomson Reuters. A spokesman for Thomson...

  • EXCLUSIVE-PEARSON TO ANNOUNCE IMMINENTLY IT HAS DECIDED TO SELL THE FINANCIAL TIMES NEWSPAPER TO A GLOBAL DIGITAL NEWS COMPANY-SOURCE CLOSE TO DEAL.

  • LONDON, July 23- The publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper and website said it had seen a "marked deterioration" in the British print advertising market that would result in full-year results coming in at the lower end of expectations. Shares in DMGT fell 8.5 percent to a four-month low of 850.5 pence at 0718 GMT after it joined rivals Trinity Mirror and Johnston...