(Adds Breakingviews link). NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - Alan "Ace" Greenberg, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Bear Stearns Cos Inc, died on Friday at the age of 86 after a bout with cancer.
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay $9 billion to buy the Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some disappointing U.S. earnings, including Amazon.com, and weak German economic data pressured world stock markets on Friday, while the euro hit an eight-month low against the U.S.
Investors received some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.
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