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  • News Corp. Facing US Phone Hacking Lawsuits: Report Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch speaks before Parliament.

    Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is facing fresh attack as the UK lawyer responsible for many phone hacking lawsuits is preparing to launch more suits in the U.S.

  • Murdoch Empire Under Attack?     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    Will BSkyB lose its broadcast license? Discussing hacking "in the public interest", with Martin Dunn, former New York Daily News editor-in-chief.

  • Murdoch Empire: More Hacking     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story on BSkyB's hacking scandal .

  • Murdoch's News Ltd. Rejects TV Piracy Claim in Australia Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:58 AM ET
    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch looks down as he leaves the One Aldwych Hotel surrounded by his personal security team to speak with reporters after meeting with the family of murdered school girl Milly Dowler on July 15, 2011 in London, England.

    Rupert Murdoch’s embattled media empire found itself facing fresh controversy on Wednesday, after an Australian newspaper published an investigative report alleging that News Corp. had engaged a special unit in the mid-1990s to sabotage its competitors, leading the Australian government to call for a criminal investigation into the claims.

  • Former News Int'l CEO Rebekah Brooks Arrested     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports former News International CEO, Rebekah Brooks, was arrested again, along with her husband and six other people in connection with an alleged phone hacking scandal.

  • The details on James Murdoch resigning as executive chairman of News International, with Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair.

  • James Murdoch Resigns as News International Chairman Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
    James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia.

    James Murdoch resigned from his post as Executive Chairman of News International, the UK publishing unit of News Corporation, the company announced in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Corruption at News Corp's Sun     Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story on testimony that uncovered wide-ranging corruption at News Corp's Sun tabloid, and insight on whether the paper will stay in business, with Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair contributing editor.

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    The officer leading a police investigation said e-mail records showed editors and reporters at The Sun had paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for information,  The New York Times reports.

  • Murdoch Visits The Sun     Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details on Rupert Murdoch visiting the staff of his Sun newspaper.

  • Murdoch Comes Out Fighting for UK Newspapers Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 9:31 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch speaks before Parliament.

    Rupert Murdoch reaffirmed his commitment to his embattled U.K. newspapers by announcing in London Friday that he will launch a new Sunday edition of The Sun “very soon.”

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    Investigators looking into alleged corrupt practices at News Corp’s UK newspapers suspect that cash payments worth more than £100,000 were made to police officers and other public officials, one person familiar with the investigation said. The FT reports.

  • Rupert Murdoch: Time to Step Aside?     Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 1:51 PM ET

    Is too late for Rupert Murdoch to reassure Sun employees he will not sell or close the newspaper, which is the most widely read in the UK, with Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, and CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Pressure Builds on News Corp.     Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    This weekend brought several arrests at the UK's Sun tabloid on suspicion of bribing public officials, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Five Arrested at Murdoch's Sun     Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    British police arrest five at Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper.

  • Arrests at Murdoch Empire Further Rattle Dynasty Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 4:20 AM ET
    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch looks down as he leaves the One Aldwych Hotel surrounded by his personal security team to speak with reporters after meeting with the family of murdered school girl Milly Dowler on July 15, 2011 in London, England.

    The latest arrests at Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire have sparked renewed concerns about whether News Corp will continue to back the papers, CNBC.com's Catherine Boyle writes.

  • Sun Arrests Pile Pressure on Murdoch Media Empire Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
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    Rupert Murdoch is under pressure over his Sun tabloid after the arrests of several senior staff in a corruption probe, but whistleblowers inside his media empire may pose more of a threat than the public outrage that towards his business empire that he was forced to give up his closed its sister paper.

  • Hacking Cases Focus on Memo to a Murdoch Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | 7:04 PM ET
    James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia.

    A June 2008 e-mail to James Murdoch discussed in frank terms the scale of phone hacking at News International, The New York Times reports.

  • News Corp Earnings Review     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    Rupert Murdoch just made some big progress in its hacking scandal, which will minimize the embarassing details shared in court, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Murdoch’s Trusted Outsider Takes a Larger Role Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:31 AM ET
    Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation.

    Last August, as News Corporation scrambled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at its British newspaper unit, Chase Carey, the company’s president and chief operating officer, proposed an idea to his boss, Rupert Murdoch: buy back $5 billion worth of stock, the New York Times reports.