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Global stocks steadied Thursday, while the U.S. dollar continued to extend gains amid cautious trading flows, as investors continue to watch developments in the ongoing trade wars between Washington and its economic allies.
U.S. stock futures rise on Thursday, and global stocks recover following the previous session's selloff that was driven by the U.S. trade fight with China; Broadcom acquires software company CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in cash; Comcast raises its bid for Sky; Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigns as chairman.
Sky shares surged in early London trading Thursday after the U.S. media giant Comcast trumped Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox with a $34 billion for the U.K. broadcaster.
These are the stories to watch as futures point to a Wall Street rebound.
Global stocks tumbled Wednesday after President Donald Trump broke the brief trade war lull with a new list of $200 billion worth of China-made goods he says will be hit with fresh 10% tariffs.
21st Century Fox said Disney's improved $38 a share offer for its media assets is "superior" to Comcast's and has postponed a shareholder meeting to discuss Brian Roberts' $65 billion approach.
Comcast has given formal notice to EU regulators of its plans to buy Britain's Sky Plc, a move that could trigger a bidding war for Fox's media assets that are being sold to Disney amid reports the Philadelphia, Pa.-based media group is preparing an all-cash challenge to Rupert Murdoch's plans.
Oil pulled back from three-and-a-half year highs in overnight trading as markets await President Donald Trump's decision on renewed Iran sanctions that could pull a further 500,000 barrels of oil from the market each day.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that Russia should "get ready" because missiles "will be coming" to Syria.
The European Commission is investigating potential abuse of Fox's dominant position in broadcasting of major sporting events.
Stocks rise Tuesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average claws back some losses following a selloff in the previous session.
U.S. stock futures are higher after a tech selloff during the previous session; Fox says Disney could acquire Sky News; CBS reportedly is preparing a low-ball bid for Viacom.
It's a new day for the markets following yesterday's selloff. Here are the stories that must be on your radar.
Wall Street looks set to avoid major selloff when markets open.
Fox offers further concessions to get proposed acquisition of Sky passed as deadline for regulatory approval approaches.
Keep and eye on Monday's trial over the AT&T/Time-Warner merger, as well as on Facebook's Russia woes and Oracle's earnings.
Stocks turned lower on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank will stick with gradual interest rate increases.
Comcast is ready to pay $31 billion for Britain's Sky plc, a move that could trump Rupert Murdoch's U.K. media ambitions and unsettle Disney's planed takeover of some of 21st Century Fox's media assets.
Futures are pointing lower ahead of Jerome Powell's testimony. What are you watching today?
Comcast bids for Britain's Sky, U.S. stock futures lower ahead of testimony from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.
European media stocks hit a one-month high Tuesday as investors reacted to a possible bidding war for Sky plc after Comcast challenged Rupert Murdoch's bid for the British pay group with a $31 billion approach.
CPI in January jumped 0.5% in January, higher than expected.
The House of Mouse could unveil a $40 billion deal with Fox as early as Thursday after Comcast dropped out of the race for Rupert Murdoch's key media assets.
Doug Jones' surprise victory in the special Senate election in Alabama deals a blow to Donald Trump's legislative agenda.
U.S. stocks are likely to book modest gains Thursday as investors continue to tweak global portfolios into the final trading sessions of the year and prep for Friday's critical non-farm payrolls report.
Britain's Competition and Markets Authority will make a provisional ruling on Fox/Sky takeover in January, triggering special dividend to Sky shareholders.
The Senate's late-Friday tax bill has U.S. markets poised for new records Monday.
Reports suggest Rupert Murdoch has revived talks to sell some of his media empire to Disney.
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