Tuesday, July 31, 2007

NewsCorp Deal for Dow Jones All But Done: Now Done

Update: Pop the corks: Reuters

Reuters is reporting that the deal is done - then they changed their headline to 'deal expected Tuesday'. Assuming definitive agreement is reached at the DJ board meeting later today, Rupert Murdoch gets the biggest name in financial news reporting. Don't be surprised if we see him wrap the WSJ brand around his new financial news cable channel.

From the report:
"The Bancroft family has accepted," John Prestbo, editor and executive director of Dow Jones Indexes, told reporters in Chicago. He said Dow Jones "will be part of News Corp." Prestbo said the information came from an internal company memo.

New York Times: Murdoch Wanted it More

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