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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has struck a preliminary deal to buy the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal wrecked a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said Fox had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has proposed buying the 61 percent of British pay-TV firm Sky Plc it does not already own for around $14 billion, five years after a political scandal scuppered a previous bid. People familiar with the matter said the Murdochs had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- Britain's top stock index recorded its biggest weekly rise in five months, with a late boost on Friday when Sky shares surged by more than 25 percent on a takeover approach from Twenty-First Century Fox. Sky shares recorded their biggest ever one-day percentage gain after the European pay-TV group said it had been approached by Rupert Murdoch's...

  • Dec 9- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has made a $14.1 billion bid for the remaining shares of European pay-TV group Sky Plc that the U.S. company does not already own, the British broadcaster said on Friday. By owning all of Sky, Fox, whose cable networks include Fox News and FX, the New York- based media company would have control of a distribution...

  • Dec 9- European pay-TV group Sky Plc said on Friday it had received a takeover approach from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, the company's largest shareholder. Sky's shares were up 26 percent at 10 pounds in late trading in London, while Fox's shares were up 4.3 percent. Fox Chief Executive James Murdoch was named chairman of Sky this year, fueling...

  • Dec 9- European pay-TV group Sky Plc said on Friday it had been approached by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to buy the company. Fox's offer of 10.75 pounds per share in cash, is a 36.2 percent premium to Sky's Thursday close, and values Sky at about 18.48 billion pounds. Fox already owns 39.1 percent of Sky, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Murdoch on the future of media

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the big headlines from top media executives gathering in New York City at the Business Insider Ignition Conference.

  • A successful London investment manager, Miller was assigned by a judge to be the lead claimant in a court case brought by members of the public, which challenged Prime Minister Theresa May's authority to start talks to pull Britain out of the European Union without first asking parliament. Since a panel of three High Court judges ruled in her favor last month, she...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury secretary, a source said on Tuesday, putting a Wall Street veteran in the top U.S. economic Cabinet post. Mnuchin is the first person with extensive Wall Street experience to head the Treasury...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury secretary, a source said on Tuesday, putting a Wall Street veteran in the top U.S. economic Cabinet post for the first time in eight years. Mnuchin is the first person with Wall Street experience to...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury secretary, a source said on Tuesday, putting a Wall Street veteran in the top U.S. economic Cabinet post for the first time in eight years. Mnuchin is the first person with Wall Street experience to...

  • Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was among investors who piled into blood-testing start-up Theranos, the WSJ reported.

  • President-elect Donald Trump embraces son in law Jared Kushner (R), as his daughter Ivanka Trump, (L), stands nearby, after his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.

    Donald Trump's surprise win owes a considerable debt to Jared Kushner, who helped land his father-in-law the presidency.

  • Gabelli's big bet media mergers

    Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, weighs in on the likelihood of a Viacom/CBS merger and why he would like to see Bob Iger run it. Also Gabelli shares his thoughts on the AT&T/Time Warner deal, and the future of News Corp.

  • News Corporation headquarters in New York.

    Chief Executive Robert Thomson said the company has made "real progress" on its digital revenue streams.

  • Nov 7- News Corp, the owner of the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and book publisher HarperCollins, reported a quarterly loss as it struggles to cope with a decline in newspaper advertising sales. Revenue in the company's news and information division, which accounts for about two-thirds of total revenue, fell 5.3 percent to $1.22 billion in its first...

  • Nov 7- News Corp, the owner of the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and book publisher HarperCollins, reported a 2.4 percent fall in quarterly revenue as it struggles to cope with a decline in newspaper advertising sales. Spending on newspaper advertising in the United States is expected to fall 11 percent this year to about $12 billion, according to media...

  • Nov 7- News Corp, the owner of the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and book publisher HarperCollins, reported a 2.4 percent fall in quarterly revenue as it struggles to cope with a decline in newspaper advertising revenue. The company, controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, said on Monday its revenue fell to $1.97 billion in its first fiscal quarter...