But according to this report, "The agreement awaits approval from the Bancroft family, Dow Jones' controlling shareholders."
Seems to me that's what the hold-up was all along. So if the Bancrofts haven't approved anything, then there is no sale. Right?
UPDATE: Gotta love this short and too-the-point statement from Dow Jones: "An article published on Thebusinessonline.com this morning stating that an agreement in principle has been reached for the sale of Dow Jones & Company to News Corp is incorrect."