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News Corp.

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said the U.S.

Justice Department

requested additional information regarding its proposed acquisition of television broadcasting company

Chris-Craft Industries



The companies don't expect the request to delay News Corp.'s planned acquisitions of Chris-Craft,

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United Television

( UTVI). The companies expect to close the deal by the end of News Corp.'s fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

Chris-Craft's television division is operated by BHC, a company in which it owns an 80% interest. BHC owns 58% of United Television.

Shares of News Corp. were recently down 5.4%, or $2.13, to $37, while shares of Chris-Craft were lower by 1.9%, or $1.31, to $69.06 on the

New York Stock Exchange