Apparently, things are on a knife-edge at NewsCorp. The deal deadline was set for Monday 5pm but not all the legal documentation was submitted on time. Murdoch awaits the news with increasing impatience and at the least it appears the margin of victory is going to be very close. Murdoch may win a significant portion of the vote but it looking for a major endorsement of the deal. Analysts suspect he is looking for more than 30% of the Bancroft shareholders to support the deal. Some insiders suggest he has this: With the stock price ready to tumble if the deal falls through - and the stock price fell 5% yesterday - some shareholders may cave and vote with their wallets.
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