Rupert Murdoch reportedly offered $80 billion to acquire TimeWarner. The deal was rejected and talks have stalled, but Rupert usually doesn’t give up too quickly.

+ TimeWarner has plenty of valuable assets, but HBO might be the one Murdoch wants the most.

+ Interestingly, Rupert’s WSJ’s most popular story of the day is focused on the smartest ways to cut the cord.

+ Rupert’s not the only one who has deals fall apart. As many as two-thirds of Shark Tank’s done deals never actually get funded. There’s nothing left to believe in.

+ Forget all the fancy analysis. The only economic indicator you need to track is CEO F-bombs.