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  • Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown. The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
  • Ed O'Bannon-led antitrust suit against NCAA concludes

    The landmark antitrust trial against the NCAA came to a close Friday after 15 days of testimony, with both sides expressing confidence that the outcome will tilt in their favor and lead plaintiff Ed O'Bannon calling it "amazing" that student-athletes were...
  • Donald Sterling to Shelly: 'Get away from me, you pig!'

    Donald Sterling to Shelly: 'Get away from me, you pig!'
    Somehow, Donald Sterling was even more combative on Wednesday than he was on Tuesday. In the third day of a trial in Los Angeles Superior Court that could determine whether he remains owner of the Clippers, Sterling railed against the NBA, his wife...
  • Donald Sterling calls wife a pig in court

    Donald Sterling calls wife a pig in court
    Clippers owner Donald Sterling stunned a packed Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday by calling his wife a "pig" after suggesting in earlier testimony that he intends to have his say for a long time to come and pledging to continue his fight with the...
  • Cigarette-maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard in $25 billion deal

    Reynolds American Inc. will buy Lorillard Inc. for $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers in a deal that includes the sale of the top-selling U.S. e-cigarette to Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group. The deal, which gives Reynolds...
  • Updated: 21st Century Fox Confirms It Bid for Time Warner, Says There Are Currently No Talks Under Way

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed a report that it made an offer to acquire Time Warner, but the media company said the offer was rejected and that there are no talks in progress. "21st Century Fox can confirm that we made a formal proposal...
  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
  • Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Cablevision's Antitrust Suit Against Viacom Dealmaking

    A federal judge is refusing to dismiss Cablevision's antitrust case challenging Viacom's insistence that it carry 14 lesser-watched channels as a condition of getting carriage of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and BET. U.S. District Judge Laura...
  • AT&T, DirecTV To Pitch Capitol Hill on Benefits of Merger

    AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in scheduled appearances on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with DirecTV chairman and CEO Michael D. White, plans to tell lawmakers that their proposed $49 billion merger may lead to lower prices for consumers across...
  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid

    Time Warner looks at ways to counter 21st Century Fox's buyout bid
    Rupert Murdoch's entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, pounced on its prey at an opportune moment. Over lunch in New York in early June, Murdoch's top lieutenant, Chase Carey, told Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes that Fox wanted to buy...