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Rupert Murdoch wants to buy Time Warner for $85 per share and some say he will eventually offer up to $105 per share but what if Time Warner buys Fox?
Japan's Nikkei hit an 18-month low intraday, but it overcame losses and finished up 28 points.
Chinese stocks bucked the region's losses on the promise of gold futures entering Shanghai.
Anticipation of the BLS report led to profit-taking in the afternoon sessions.
The region has emerged from its November doldrums, with Hong Kong leading.
The Shanghai Composite Index passed the psychologically crucial 5,000-point benchmark.
The Hang Seng was the biggest decliner, tumbling 1,137 points, or 3.95%, to 27,614.
Hong Kong conglomerate says it won't immediately sell stake in U.K.-based wireless operator.
They'd like to know why the Hong Kong giant pulled out of a consortium for a German wireless license.
Foreign investors flee over recent political uncertainty in Japan.