Washington Post Deal Complete Surprise, Ridder Says

Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Tony Ridder, former chief executive officer of Knight Ridder Inc., talks about Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos's agreement to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. Ridder, speaking with Alix Steel and Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers," also discusses his decision to sell Knight Ridder in 2006 and Red Sox owner John Henry's purchase of the Boston Globe last week (Source: Bloomberg)
Saudi Arabia Pledges More Airstrikes as U.N. Talks Begin
24:38 - Saudi strikes against Yemen rebels continued overnight as the gulf states reached out to members of the U.N. Security Council for a possible arms embargo. Bloomberg’s Elliott Gotkine reports on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)
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