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Bloomberg Considers Buying Financial Times

Speculation rampant that venerated paper will soon be available

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg is doing some serious soul searching about the possibility of buying the Financial Times, sources close to the mayor tell the New York Times . "It's the only paper I'd buy," he allegedly told one associate, and others say that lately he's taken to... More »

Feds Sue Apple Over E-book Price Fixing

Allege Apple deal with publishers drove up prices

(Newser) - The Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five of the US' biggest book publishers over allegations that they conspired to fix the price of e-books ahead of the iPad's launch, the Wall Street Journal reports. The conspiracy allegedly aimed to drive up prices, which had... More »

GE, Pearson Bail on Bid for Dow Jones

CNBC, Financial Times parent companies back away, clearing path for Murdoch

(Newser) - General Electric and Pearson may yet work out an arrangement that takes advantage of their business-media assets, but their plans don't involve Dow Jones. The companies said today they won't pursue a deal with the Wall Street Journal publisher, brightening the outlook for News Corp.'s $5 billion offer, Pearson's... More »

Dow Jones Scenarios Multiply

Companies may join forces to counter Murdoch bid

(Newser) - Members of the Bancroft family would retain a stake in Dow Jones after selling a majority interest to GE and Pearson if one possible arrangement plays out, media outlets owned by the players are reporting. The Wall Street Journal outlines a venture incorporating Dow Jones, Pearson's Financial Times, and GE's... More »

Another Player Joins Competition for Dow Jones

Pearson searches for partner to help launch bid

(Newser) - Another would-be Dow Jones suitor emerged this afternoon: Pearson, which publishes the Financial Times. In a media-company-news hall of mirrors, the Wall Street Journal reports that Pearson is searching for partners in its "longshot" bid and has approached Hearst and GE; the FT reports that its parent company has... More »

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