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Nikkei Buying Financial Times for $1.3B

Pearson cites 'inflection point'

(Newser) - Financial Times owner Pearson says it has agreed to sell the salmon-colored paper to Nikkei for $1.3 billion. It says the amount is payable in cash. Nikkei is the largest independent business media group in Asia, with flagship newspaper Nikkei as its core. What Pearson CEO John Fallon has... More »

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 »

Krugman Emerges as 'Voice of Loyal Opposition'

Newsweek sees lefty economist as top critic

(Newser) - Monday’s issue of Newsweek will have a pretty striking cover story. The headline “OBAMA IS WRONG: The Loyal Opposition of Paul Krugman,” will be plastered over a close-up of the Nobel Prize-winning economist, reports Politico. "Every once in a while," writes Newsweek editor Jon Meacham,... More »

Financial Times Finds Obama 'Less Alarming'

(Newser) - Despite holes in Barack Obama’s qualifications, the Democrat is the obvious choice for president, the Financial Times writes. His “policies are a blend of good, not so good, and downright bad,” but the alternative is an increasingly disturbing brand of maverick, the British daily opines. “Rashness... More »

Bad Credit News Means Good Tidings for Analysts

Demand for financial insight buoys Breaking Views, other sites

(Newser) - The Bear Stearns crisis was bad news for many, but it was good news—or at least good business—for financial analysts at London-based Breaking Views. The credit crunch is increasing demand for the company’s financial insights, offered online and, through various partnerships, in print. Breaking Views is seizing... More »

Murdoch Surveys New Empire

Mogul plans all-out global fight vs. NY Times, Financial Times

(Newser) - As Rupert Murdoch celebrates his acquisition of Dow Jones, articles in the new jewel in his crown, the Wall Street Journal, and one of its biggest rivals, the New York Times, speculate about the future. They agree Murdoch will direct a titanic battle for ads and readers against both the... 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 »

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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