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  1. News Corp. Boss Rupert Murdoch Questioned on Political Timing of Failed BSkyB Bid

    8:05 am 4/25/2012

    The mogul describes as “pure coincidence” a timetable that saw his conglomerate launch a $12 billion bid for the U.K. pay TV firm shortly after the last British general election.Read more

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  2. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch Discusses Political Influence, Media Regulation, Twitter Comments

    1:22 am 4/25/2012

    UPDATED: The mogul tells a British Inquiry into media ethics that he "never asked a prime minister for anything," still admires former conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and that people should not "take my tweets too seriously."Read more

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  3. U.K. Culture Secretary Faces Calls for Resignation After Murdoch Hearing Appearance

    10:20 am 4/24/2012

    Jeremy Hunt, who was involved in deciding on News Corp.'s failed attempt to buy full control of pay TV firm BSkyB, is described as a “cheerleader” and informant for News Corp.Read more

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  4. News Corp. Deputy COO James Murdoch: Controls Failed to Prevent Phone Hacking Despite Staff's Assurances

    1:47 am 4/24/2012

    UPDATED: A U.K.-government funded inquiry into media ethics also asked him about talks with politicians about the company's bid for BSkyB and the power of media giants as he said he only read the company's tabloid papers "from time to time."Read more

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  5. Wall Street Eyes on Rupert and James Murdoch as Moguls Prepare for U.K. Questioning

    12:49 pm 4/23/2012

    “I assume there will be some fairly negative headwinds coming out” of media ethics hearings this week, and there could be implications for News Corp.’s stake in BSkyB, says one Wall Street observer.Read more

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  6. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, Son James to Appear in Front of Phone Hacking Panel Next Week

    7:41 am 4/19/2012

    The so-called Leveson Inquiry, funded by the U.K. government, has published the media moguls' names on a witness list for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Read more

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  7. News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal: Lawyer Eyeing U.S. Suits Arrives in New York, May Call on FBI

    2:33 am 4/17/2012

    While the U.S. legal front has moved into the spotlight with the arrival of lawyer Mark Lewis, a parliamentary committee in the U.K. is discussing a second draft of a report on the hacking allegations against Rupert Murdoch's conglomerate.Read more

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  8. Sky News Admits Hacking Into E-mails, Claims 'Public Interest'

    8:47 am 4/5/2012

    The British network, which is owned by News Corp.-controlled BSkyB, says it OKd two e-mail break-ins.Read more

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  9. News Corp's BSkyB Pledges To Ramp Up British Made for TV Movie Investment

    3:24 am 4/5/2012

    Two days after news that James Murdoch has quit as chairman of the company, the U.K. satcaster carves out a "significant" sum from a $953 million budget for fiction and feature-length docs.Read more

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  10. James Murdoch Steps Down as BSkyB Chairman

    5:35 am 4/3/2012

    UPDATED: The son of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch will focus on his role as deputy COO of the conglomerate, but remain on the U.K. pay TV company's board.Read more

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