Talks between GE Corp. (GE) and Vivendi have reportedly ground to a halt as the two clash over...

|By:, SA News Editor

Talks between GE Corp. (GE) and Vivendi have reportedly ground to a halt as the two clash over how to assess the worth of NBC Universal, with a price difference of several hundred million dollars separating them. GE and Comcast (CMCSA) had hoped to announce a deal as early as Monday, but sources say this could now be at least a week away, or perhaps not at all if Vivendi decides to pursue an IPO of its 20% stake in NBCU rather than sell it back to GE.