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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 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
    Rupert Murdoch

    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.

  • 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.

  • UK Already Back in Recession: Think Tank Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 5:09 AM ET

    The United Kingdom is likely already back in recession and may see unemployment approach three million before the end of the year, economic think tank the Ernst & Young Item Club forecast on Monday.

  • Simpsons Ending, News Corp Higher     Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 1:51 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Julia Boorstin discuss the negativity surrounding Rupert Murdoch and whether there is an investment opportunity in News Corp's upgrade from RBC Capital Markets.

  • Piers Morgan Testifies in UK Media Inquiry Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    Piers Morgan

    CNN star interviewer Piers Morgan is answering questions about his time at the top of Britain's tabloid industry.

  • Email Adds Fuel to Murdoch Hacking Accusations Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    James Murdoch speaking in front of Parliament

    Rupert Murdoch’s son James received and responded to e-mail messages in 2008 that referred to “a nightmare scenario” of legal repercussions from widespread phone hacking at the tabloid The News of the World, the NYT reports.

  • Murdoch Likened to 'Mafia Boss' as He Repeats Denials Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 9:05 AM ET
    James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia.

    James Murdoch repeatedly insisted in front of British MPs Thursday that he did not know that phone-hacking at the News of the World went beyond a few rogue reporters.

  • 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 has another headache on his hands- new allegations of hacking on top of shareholders advocating for his ousting. Murdoch kicked off the meeting with glowing comments about the state of the company, saying that the company's "in good shape to prosper." But it seems company hasn't yet put the hacking scandal behind it.

  • Rupert and James Murdoch in front of Parliament

    Rupert Murdoch inherited part of the newspaper business he turned into a vast worldwide media empire from his father, Sir Keith, and has always wanted to pass on News Corp to one of his children.

  • Twighlight of the Murdochs?     Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times, and Peter Lauria, Reuters Media, discuss the future of the Murdoch dynasty.

  • UK MP Buys News Corp Shares to Speak at Meeting Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Rupert and James Murdoch in front of Parliament

    British member of parliament, Tom Watson, will attempt to address News Corp  shareholders when it holds its the annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday.

  • Murdochs' Infighting Clouds Future of News Corp Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 2:30 AM ET
    James Murdoch speaking in front of Parliament

    It was a striking display of unity: Rupert and James Murdoch, father and son, walking side by side through central London as they faced a crisis that had laid siege to their company. Pushing through a crush of paparazzi on a street not far from Buckingham Palace, James reached out to place a reassuring hand on his father’s back. .