Opposition Grows to Murdoch's Bid for Dow Jones Two members of the Ottaway family, a minority shareholder in Dow Jones, said a takeover by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. would ruin the company's crown jewel, The Wall Street Journal.
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Opposition Grows to Murdoch's Bid for Dow Jones

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Opposition Grows to Murdoch's Bid for Dow Jones

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Two members of the Ottaway family, a minority shareholder in Dow Jones, said a takeover by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. would ruin the company's crown jewel, The Wall Street Journal.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

NPR's business news starts with opposition to Murdoch's bid for Dow Jones.

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INSKEEP: Their opposition means that now at least 57 percent of company shareholders oppose Murdoch's $5 billion offer.

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