ROME (AP) — Shares in Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset empire were volatile Thursday after the Italian government suggested it wouldn’t accept a hostile takeover by France’s Vivendi media group. Trading in Mediaset was halted twice on the Milan stock exchange Thursday morning for losses that reached nearly 8 percent before shares recovered around midday. Vivendi, which […]
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