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  • LONDON, Sept 2- Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of criminal wrongdoing in one of the biggest media scandals to hit Britain, will return to her old job running News Corp's British newspaper arm next week. Brooks, who worked her way up from the bottom of Murdoch's media empire to become one of the most influential people in Britain, quit as...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of overseeing widespread phone-hacking by her reporters for tabloid scoops, will return to her old job running News Corp's British newspaper arm next week. Brooks, who was caught up in one of the biggest political scandals to hit Britain in recent years, stood down from her role as chief...

  • NEW YORK— A Swedish psychologist's self-published picture book about a sleep-deprived rabbit has been acquired by Penguin Random House after becoming a word-of-mouth sensation. A new edition of Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin's "The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep" will come out in paper in the U.S. and the U.K. on Oct. 2 and as an e-book Sept. 8, the publisher told The...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 2- South Africa's future energy mix could include an even higher share for nuclear power than the 9,600 megawatts already planned, the Business Day newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing an interview with a government official. It said a new version of South Africa's integrated resources plan, which projects its electricity requirements...

  • Brooks back as News UK CEO after hacking scandal Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Rebekah Brooks

    Rebekah Brooks will make a return to News Corp as CEO of its UK division after being cleared of charges related to a hacking probe, FT reports.

  • 9 western Pennsylvania newspapers put up for sale Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Nine western Pennsylvania publications, including four daily newspapers, are up for sale as Trib Total Media implements a strategic plan. The company said Friday it was selling The Valley Independent in Monessen, the Leader Times in Kittanning, The Daily News in McKeesport and the Daily Courier in Connellsville. They are The Mount Pleasant Journal,...

  • This university is eliminating textbooks Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    students using tablets

    Students will be able use a variety of materials like readings and videos online at no cost, the school says.

  • Texas judge wants $10M set aside in 'Fifty Shades' case Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    DALLAS— A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and two companion novels. State District Judge Susan McCoy said Wednesday that she wants the money...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The World Trade Organization has ruled against India in a dispute with the United States over its solar power program, Indian business newspaper Mint reported on Wednesday. Mint quoted an unnamed official from the Indian commerce ministry as saying the country planned to appeal the decision, made after the United States complained about...

  • NEW YORK— The Hudson River is 1,500 yards wide where it flows between Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, but it can feel like 150 miles for the hordes of commuters who make the crossing via a pair of century-old rail tunnels that constitute one of the worst transportation bottlenecks in America. Victoria Perrin, who commutes to a human resources job from...

  • *Qatar under scrutiny as it builds World Cup 2022 sites. DUBAI, Aug 18- Qatar has delayed introducing a new system designed to make sure firms pay salaries fully and on time, a Doha newspaper reported on Tuesday, as the country faces scrutiny over the rights of migrant workers building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. Amnesty International has warned the new system...

  • Here’s why we sold the FT, Economist: Pearson CEO Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    A copy of the Financial Times newspaper is seen alongside other British newspapers displayed for sale in a newsagents in London on July 23, 2015.

    The Financial Times and The Economist were sold to help Pearson’s push into education become “one of the great global growth stories of the next decade,” the company’s CEO told CNBC.

  • FT and Economist: Independence secured Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 3:10 AM ET
    FT and Economist: independence secured

    John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, talks about the sale of the FT and The Economist and how their editorial independence will be maintained.

  • What Obama's jamming out to this summer Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    President Barack Obama playlist

    Presidential playlists! Check out what President Obama is jamming out to — and reading — this summer on Martha's Vineyard.

  • News Corp profit beats as cost cuts pay off Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    News Corporation building in New York

    News Corp. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by cost cuts in its news and information services businesses.

  • Aug 12- News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by cost cuts in its news and information services business that includes Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. News Corp said it was reviewing strategic options for Amplify, its flagship digital education brand. "We and most investors had basically written off Amplify,"...

  • Aug 12- News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by cost cuts in its news and information services business that includes Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. "People think that video killed the radio star and the Internet killed the newspaper star," said Bill Smead, CEO of Smead Capital Management that owns about 2.2...

  • Aug 12- News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as strong growth in its digital real estate services and book publishing business partially offset the weakness in its print business. News Corp, whose revenue is largely dependent on its newspaper holdings in the United States, Australia and Great Britain,...

  • NBCUniversal invests $200 million in Vox Media Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    NBC

    Vox Media landed a $200 million strategic investment from NBCUniversal, forming a partnership between new and old media, NYT reports.

  • Confessions of an overseas banker Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Hong Kong

    Here's why New York executives will do ANYTHING to snag a trip to Asia, says @GSElevator mastermind John LeFevre.