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  • DUBLIN, Nov 4- When basketball star Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in May, it had all the hallmarks of Vice Media: crazy stunts with a serious agenda, unguarded answers to naive questioning, reporter and viewer left thinking "Did that just happen?"

  • *Court hears of affair at heart of Murdoch empire. LONDON, Oct 31- Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, had a six-year affair at the time their reporters hacked phone messages of politicians and royalty, a London court heard on Thursday.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid, were having an affair at the time their reporters are accused of hacking into phones, a court heard on Thursday.

  • *Ovo Energy founder chides Britain's "big six" firms. A former corporate bond trader at J.P. Morgan and Societe Generale who decided to set up Ovo in 2009 in exasperation at poor service in the energy sector, Fitzpatrick told lawmakers that if the "big six" had used Ovo's pricing in 2012, customers would have saved 3.7 billion pounds.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- The New York Post and its top editor must face a bias lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was fired for complaining about harassment at the newspaper and a political cartoon that some people said likened President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- The New York Post and its top editor must face a bias lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was fired for complaining about harassment at the newspaper and a political cartoon that some people said likened President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.

  • Fox elevates Freer to president of networks group Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 28- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox promoted sports media division executive Randy Freer to the new post of president and chief operating officer of Fox Networks Group, the company said in a statement on Monday.

  • Should Murdoch lose a title?     Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    Simon Greer, CEO of The Nathan Cummings Foundation and Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, discuss the 21st Century Fox's vote to split Rupert Murdoch's current position as both chairman and CEO.

  • Fox shareholders urged to vote against Murdoch Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 2:05 AM ET
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    Proxy advisory group ISS has urged Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shareholders to vote against the reelection of Chairman Rupert Murdoch and some other board members at an annual shareholders meeting this month, criticizing the company's adoption of a poison pill.

  • Apple chief Tim Cook sends maiden tweet Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Tim Cook speaks at WWDC 2013 in San Francisco.

    Apple CEO Time Cook joined the Twittersphere on Friday, posting his first tweet to stoke the marketing fire around the release of two new iPhones.

  • Restaurant tipping outdated?     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells is calling tipping outdated, and Yahoo unveiled its new logo. CNBC's Robert Frank and Simon Hobbs discuss.

  • Murdoch's prized $29.7 million yacht up for sale Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Rosehearty yacht interior

    Less than three months after filing for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Rupert Murdoch has listed the family's 184-foot sailing yacht, the Rosehearty, for $29.7 million.

  • Twitter counters Murdoch in heated Aussie election Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    Rupert Murdoch's crusade to oust Kevin Rudd in Australia's general election has given rise to a heated social media campaign inside a campaign, as Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms become the weapons used by some to try to outflank Murdoch's "old media".

  • A first for 21st Century     Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    It is the first investment day for the newly named "21st Century Fox," reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with the latest details from the meeting.

  • Billionaires: New faces of 'newsies'     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin updates us on recent acquisition deals for trophy publishing assets by high-net-worth individuals. Steven Levy, Wired senior writer, provides insight into Jeff Bezos-Washington Post deal.

  • New York lawyer William Zabel has helped settle high profile divorces in the past, and now Wendi Deng has hired Zabel for her divorce from Rupert Murdoch, with CNBC's Robert Frank. Peter Lattman of The New York Times, offers insight.

  • Murdoch's estranged wife hires new lawyer     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:19 AM ET

    Wendi Deng hired a top divorce attorney to handle her split from media mogul Rupert Murdoch. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • Murdoch Belittled British Police in Secret Recording Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

    Rupert Murdoch belittled a British police inquiry into bribes allegedly paid by his journalists in a secret recording made by his staff, in sharp contrast to the profuse public apologies he made to defuse anger at news gathering practices.

  • The News Corp Spin-Off     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Rupert Murdoch's publishing and education company "Amplify" will remain a unit of News Corp, while its cable and movie assets unit will become "Twenty First Century Fox." CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details.

  • Rupert Murdoch to Divorce Wife of 14 Years     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    If history is any indication, the billionaire's divorce from his third wife will cost him plenty, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

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