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  1. News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Rest of the Board Approved in Shareholder Vote

    3:00 pm 10/21/2011

    A proposal to split the chairman and CEO roles and name an independent chairman did not get enough support, the entertainment conglomerate announced late Friday without immediately detailing voting results.Read more

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  2. News Corp. Chairman, CEO Rupert Murdoch Gets an Earful at Shareholder Meeting

    11:30 am 10/21/2011

    Stockholders assailed the entertainment company for the phone hacking scandal, executive pay and the MySpace deal as the mogul confronted a small, but vocal group of critics. Read more

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  3. News Corp.'s U.K. Newspaper Unit Reaches $4.8 Million Phone Hacking Settlement

    8:23 am 10/21/2011

    The deal settles claims that News of the World hacked mobile phone messages of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, with Rupert Murdoch, who will make a personal donation as part of the agreement, saying "I hope this donation underscores my regret for the company’s role in this awful event.”Read more

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  4. News Corp. and Murdoch Face More Accusations at Shareholder Meeting

    2:57 pm 10/20/2011

    On the eve of the company's annual shareholder meeting, a Parliament member says other illegal activities may be brought up in front of investors.Read more

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  5. News Corp. Shareholder Meeting: Analysts See Room for Changes Over Time

    1:27 pm 10/20/2011

    One Wall Street observer sees the potential for a protest vote of around 25 percent against chairman Rupert Murdoch, his sons and other directors on Friday, and some say strong opposition could lead Murdoch to drop the CEO title down the line.
 
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  6. Calpers Will Not Re-Elect Rupert Murdoch to News Corp. Board

    10:16 am 10/15/2011

    The U.S. public pension fund said Friday that it will withhold its votes of Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan to the company's board of directors.Read more

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  7. Ex-WSJ Publisher Will Testify Again on Phone Hacking Scandal

    12:20 pm 10/11/2011

    Les Hinton resigned as News Corp.'s Dow Jones unit CEO in July, and served as chairman of News of the World during the time illegal activity ran rampant at the paper. Read more

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  8. Adviser: News Corp. Investors Should Vote Against Rupert Murdoch and Sons, Most Board Members

    10:54 am 10/10/2011

    Corporate governance advisory firm ISS warns shareholders off 13 of the conglomerate's 15 directors ahead of the company's annual meeting next week.Read more

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  9. Fired News of the World Reporter Threatens Murdochs in Public Memo

    7:16 am 9/30/2011

    Neville Thurlbeck, who was fired this month, warns that “the truth will be out... there is much I could have said publicly to the detriment of News International but, so far, have chosen not to do so.”Read more

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  10. News Corp. Paper Broke Race Laws, Australian Court Rules

    6:09 am 9/28/2011

    A judge says a 2009 article that argued fair-skinned Aborigines say they’re black for personal gain likely “offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated.”Read more

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