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Summer Smackdown: Murdoch, Wall Street Banks and Tax Inversions

Friday, August 08, 2014

Fox's Rupert Murdoch gives up on his bid for Time Warner. Wall Street banks get dissed by regulators. And Walgreens decides, its not a Swiss company after all.

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Money Talking

Why Rupert Murdoch Wants Time Warner

Friday, July 18, 2014

And why, though Time Warner rejected his $80 billion offer, he might not take "no" for an answer.

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Money Talking

Why Squeezing the Oligarchs Won't Work

Friday, March 28, 2014

As President Obama tightens the screws on wealthy Russians, they might have to chose between their love for the motherland land or their pocketbooks.    

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Murdoch's World

Monday, December 09, 2013

David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR News, explains how Rupert Murdoch, the man behind Britain’s tabloids, who reinvigorated Roger Ailes by backing his vision for Fox News has survived the phone hacking scandals. In Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires looks at how he build his media empire, what his involvement could have been in the bribery and phone hacking scandals, his company’s culture, and the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.

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Schoolbook

Former Chancellor to Begin Tech Venture

Monday, July 23, 2012

News Corporation has announced that its education technology division, headed by Joel Klein, a former New York City schools chancellor, will introduce new products this fall under the brand name Amplify.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Future of Health Care Costs After Supreme Court Upholds Law

Friday, June 29, 2012

The long wait is over.  The Supreme has ruled.  The health care law stands (mostly).

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: News Corp Split Means FOX 'News' Where it Belongs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

At least Fox News is now where it belongs - in the world of entertainment.

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Money Talking: Rupert Murdoch and Echoes of the Washington Post and Watergate

Friday, May 04, 2012

That noise you heard this week from one side of the Atlantic to the other is the outburst of schadenfreude that greeted a declaration from a British parliamentary committee that Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major international company like News Corporation.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Murdoch, Banks and a New Era of Corporate Accountability

Friday, May 04, 2012

A British parliamentary committee calls News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch "not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.” Shareholders upset with Chesapeake Energy’s CEO Aubrey McClendon force him to give up his role as chairman of the board. And pay packages for bank executive are being challenged. It just might be the dawn of a new era of corporate accountability.

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The Takeaway

Rupert Murdoch's State-Side Influence

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

A British Parliamentary committee's report on Rupert Murdoch has declared that the 81-year-old News Corp. CEO "is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company." Jess Todtfeld was a Fox News producer for 13 years and now owns a media training company. Todtfeld believes that Murdoch's willingness to invest in the news represents a unique point in the American media landscape.

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WNYC News

Daily News EIC in Hot Seat Over UK Hacking Probe

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A blistering report from the British Parliament on phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is rocking the world of New York media.

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The Takeaway

New Report Blasts Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

British lawmakers who investigated phone hacking at the British newspaper News of the World have issued a damning report which concludes that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to run a major international company. Joining us is John Burns, London bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, and Paul McMullan, Former Features Editor at News of the World

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The Takeaway

As Murdoch Inquiry Deepens, an American News Corp Shareholder Weighs In

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New evidence in a judicial inquiry into News Corporation suggests that a senior minister in Prime Minister David Cameron’s government secretly helped Rupert Murdoch expand his global media empire. The British public remains transfixed by the story, but equally concerned are American shareholders of the company. Simon Greer, CEO of Nathan Cummings, News Corp shareholder weighs in from New York.

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The Takeaway

Rupert and James Murdoch to Testify at British Inquiry

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The father and son at the head of one of the world's most powerful media empires have a couple of rough days ahead of them. Both will give evidence at the British inquiry into media ethics. Under scrutiny are the illegal phone hacking by journalists at one of their newspapers and their links with members of the British establishment. Rob Watson from our partner the BBC has been watching proceedings in London.

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WNYC News

Murdoch to be Quizzed on His UK Political Sway

Sunday, April 22, 2012

He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his ties to the country's most senior politicians.

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The Takeaway

Australian Newspaper Levels New Allegations against Murdoch's News Corp

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

There are new allegations against Rupert Murdoch's news organization and new suspicions of shady tactics in a different industry altogether. An Australian newspaper has published a report that News Corp used a special unit to sabotage its competitors in the TV business. The Australian government has called for a criminal investigation into the claims. Dr. David McKnight is the author of the new book "Murdoch: An Investigation Of Political Power."

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The Takeaway

What's Next for News Corp After James Murdoch Steps Down?

Thursday, March 01, 2012

In July 2011, News of the World went down in flames after employees of the British tabloid were accused of engaging in phone hacking and police bribery. In response to the scandal, News International’s CEO, James Murdoch handed over the reigns to Tom Mockridge, and took on the title Executive Chairman instead. On Thursday, James Murdoch stepped down from that position as well. According to his father, Rupert, James is now in News Corp's New York headquarters, working on pay television and international operations. But is it too little too late for News Corp?

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WNYC News

James Murdoch Steps Down as Head of News International

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

James Murdoch announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down as executive chairman of News International, the British newspaper subsidiary of his father Rupert's media empire.

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On The Media

The Blackberry Defense

Friday, December 16, 2011

Earlier this week it was revealed that James Murdoch received an email in 2008 that suggests Murdoch knew about the scope of the News Corp phone hacking scandal long before he has claimed. But, even though Murdoch replied to the email, he claims he didn't read far enough down the chain to grasp the gravity of the situation. Brooke spoke with author William Powers about the Blackberry defense. 

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On The Media

Former News of the World Reporter Paul McMullan

Friday, December 02, 2011

In the aftermath of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the British government launched an investigation known as the Leveson Inquiry to look into the practices and ethics of the British press. This week, one of the most shocking testimonies of the inquiry came from former NOTW reporter Paul McMullan. Brooke speaks to McMullan about his testimony and why he thinks deceptive reporting tactics are necessary.

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