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  • Feb 4- News Corp's revenue fell for the fourth quarter in a row, hurt by a stronger dollar and dwindling advertising revenue in its core news and information services business, which includes Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. The company, which is controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, said total revenue fell 4.3 percent to $2.16 billion in the second...

  • News Corp's revenue fall for fourth quarter in a row Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:10 PM ET

    Feb 4- News Corp's quarterly revenue fell for the fourth quarter in a row, hurt by a slump in its core news and information services business, which includes Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. The company, which is controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, said total revenue fell 4.3 percent to $2.16 billion in the second quarter ended Dec. 31 from $2.26 billion a...

  • Feb 1- Twenty-First Century Fox said it would offer some of its employees voluntary exit options with "generous" benefit packages, with the aim of reducing costs by about $250 million. "Some colleagues from Fox Networks Group and 20th Century Fox will be offered a generous benefit package if they opt to voluntarily leave the company," a Fox spokesperson said in an...

  • *James Murdoch returns as chairman of European pay-TV group. LONDON, Jan 29- James Murdoch is to return as chairman of Sky four years after a phone-hacking scandal forced him out, potentially taking the Murdoch family a step closer to full ownership of the European pay-TV group. His appointment, seven months after becoming chief executive of Fox, follows Rebekah...

  • LONDON— James Murdoch will be taking over as chairman of the board for European broadcaster Sky, a move that will renew speculation that his family's media empire will try to take over the company, in which it already has a stake. The 43- year-old is the second son of tycoon Rupert Murdoch, whose family assets include The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and the 20th...

  • James Murdoch rejoins high-flying Sky as chairman Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 2:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 29- Sky said James Murdoch, son of founder Rupert Murdoch, would take over as chairman, returning to the European pay-TV group as it reported a better-than-expected 12 percent rise in profit helped by a record number of new customers. The company reported operating profit of 747 million pounds on revenue up 5 percent to 5.7 billion pounds for the six...

  • UPDATE 1-News Corp denies rumors of Twitter bid Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 3:43 PM ET

    Jan 20- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said rumors about the company's interest in buying microblogging site Twitter Inc or building a stake in it were untrue. Twitter's shares, which rose as much as 14 percent, pared some gains and were up 5.2 percent at $17.55 in late afternoon trading. Twitter has been the subject of takeover rumors in the past, including a fake...

  • News Corp denies rumors of Twitter bid, stake Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 2:36 PM ET

    Jan 20- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said rumors about the company's interest in buying microblogging site Twitter Inc or building a stake in it were untrue.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall got engaged over the weekend, announcing their plans to tie the knot in a classified ad on Tuesday in the Times newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch's News Corp.. Murdoch, a native of Melbourne, Australia, and Hall, who hails from Gonzales, Texas, were first photographed together at the Rugby...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall on Tuesday and gave details of plans for his fourth marriage in a classified advert in one of his British newspapers. Published in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of the Times newspaper, the advert read: "Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth,...

  • Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall announce engagement Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 12:33 AM ET

    Jan 12- Media baron Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall in an advertisement published on Tuesday in The Times newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch's News Corp.. The advertisement, published in the classifieds section of the newspaper read, "Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe...

  • LONDON, Dec 17- Britain's Trinity Mirror lost its legal bid on Thursday to reduce the amount of compensation it must pay eight people who had their phones hacked by staff working for the newspaper group, potentially opening it up to higher payouts in future. Murdoch shut down the 168- year-old paper and police launched a wide investigation into phone-hacking...

  • Tribune Newspapers responds to rumors Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Tribune Newspapers responds to rumors

    Rupert Murdoch tweeted that he had 'strong word' that Tribune Newspapers will be bought by a Wall Street firm.

  • Nov 30- Tribune Publishing Co said it was not in talks or in the process of selling itself, after a tweet by News Corp's Rupert Murdoch on Friday that suggested Tribune's newspaper group would be sold. Tribune Publishing's shares were up 4.3 percent at $9.69, in early trading. "Tribune Publishing remains committed to its strategy and transformation plan and is not...

  • Tribune Publishing says not in talks to sell itself Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    Nov 30- Tribune Publishing Co said it was not in talks or in the process of selling itself, after a tweet by News Corp's Rupert Murdoch on Friday that suggested its newspaper group would be sold. Murdoch said in a tweet that he had "strong word" that the company's newspaper group, which includes the Chicago Tribune, would be bought by a Wall Street firm.

  • Early movers: WMT, LULU, AEO, LGF, SPLS, FB & more Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Nov 27- Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp, on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's newspaper group will be bought by a Wall Street firm, while the Los Angeles Times will be split off and purchased by local investors including philanthropist Eli Broad. In September Tribune's board said the Los...

  • Nov 20- Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs, is the lead investor who funded the buyout of News Corp's money losing digital education business Amplify earlier this year. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said Sept. 30 that it had sold Amplify to a management team backed by a group of private investors for an undisclosed sum.

  • UK's Sky launches new premium TV service Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    However, he said last week there was an opportunity to raise prices in Britain. Sky, which has 12 million customers in Britain and Ireland, faces fierce competition in the pay-TV market from cable operator Virgin Media and telecoms giant BT, which has raised the stakes in bidding for sports TV broadcasting rights in the last three years. Sky, which is 39 percent...

  • China's Bona Film to fund Fox movies in $235 mln deal Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 9:27 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 6- Chinese film distributor Bona Film Group Ltd will invest $235 million into a slate of Twentieth Century Fox movies, the latest in a wave of tie-ups between Hollywood and Chinese partners to tap China's fast-growing box office. "We look forward to participating in more mainstream Hollywood productions and bringing high-quality foreign films...