"Toss out the German dictionaries, Nikkei buying FT for $1.29B," tweets Fortune's Daniel Bentley of this late-breaking news (at 1,100+ shares), which seems to contradict what Financial Times itself originally reported about Germany's Axel Springer being in advanced talks to purchase instead. "IF Mktwatch = right, FT gets story about its own sale wrong, which is slightly embarrassing," notes Mike Isaac with the New York Times. "Nikkei [supposedly] buys FT for £800m. Everyone in FT offices stops googling Axel Springer and brushing up their German," jokes BuzzFeed UK's Jim Waterson. Chris Ciaccia calls it "Totally out of left field."
Here's something less surprising: Donald Trump is threatening a third-party run, citing "unfair" behavior by members of the GOP. "Trump: 'So many people want me to' run on third-party ticket. Starting with all Democrats everywhere," quips James Cobb. Check out our Watercooler section for more Trump news. Also, it appears that New York mayor Bill de Blasio is backing away from his threat to place a cap on Uber vehicles in New York City. "Uber, with help from NY governor, slaps down NYC mayor's attempt to control company's growth in city," elaborates Guardian's Dan Gillmor. Meanwhile, jobless claims in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest level in four decades (news big enough to earn a giant "BOOOOOM" tweet from Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal).