Red Sox owner Henry enters deal to by Boston Globe

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BOSTON (AP) — The principal owner of the Boston Red Sox has entered into an agreement to buy The Boston Globe.

The Globe says the impending purchase marks businessman John Henry's "first foray into the financially unsettled world of the news media." It said early Saturday the deal will give Henry the 141-year-old newspaper, its websites and affiliated companies.

The New York Times Co. announced in February it was putting the Globe and related assets up for sale four years after calling off a previous attempt to sell it. The company's CEO said at the time selling the Globe would help the company focus attention on The New York Times brand.

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