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  • LONDON, Oct 30- Britain's biggest-selling newspaper the Sun is to take down its online paywall, after the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid failed to win enough readers in the latest troubled digital experiment for a traditional publisher. The decision to remove the paywall is also the first strategic change from Rebekah Brooks since she returned to oversee the...

  • Dow Jones discloses data breach Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    Oct 9- Dow Jones& Co disclosed on Friday a breach of its systems that put payment card and contact information of about 3,500 individuals at risk. The publisher of the Wall Street Journal said its review had not uncovered any "direct evidence" that information was stolen and that it had taken steps to stop the breach. Based on the investigation, Dow Jones, a unit of...

  • Sept 29- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said it agreed to nominate ValueAct Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Ubben for election to its board as long as the hedge fund maintains a stake of at least 5 percent in the film and TV company. ValueAct, which owns about 5.9 percent of Fox's Class B shares, and Fox also entered into a "standstill" agreement, Rupert Murdoch-...

  • Sept 29- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said its board has nominated Jeffrey Ubben, chief executive of ValueAct Capital, for election to the media company's board.

  • Here's how Drahi should cut the Cablevision fat Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Patrick Drahi wants to make cuts to Cablevision, here's where he should start.

  • Sept 16- News Corp said it would buy Unruly Holdings Ltd, a UK- based video advertisement technology company, giving it the technology that analyzes historical sharing behavior to predict the potential for video ads to go viral. Rupert Murdoch- controlled News Corp will pay 58 million pounds in cash to Unruly and another 56 million pounds if the company meets...

  • News Corp to acquire ad technology company Unruly Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    Sept 16- News Corp said it would acquire Unruly Holdings Ltd, a global advertisement technology company, for 58 million pounds in cash. The Rupert Murdoch-controlled company said it would also pay up to 56 million pounds in future if Unruly meets certain performance objectives. News Corp said Unruly will operate as a separate business unit, reporting to Rebekah...

  • Sept 14- John McDonnell, the man who could be Britain's next finance minister if the opposition Labour Party wins power, is a critic of the capitalist system which he has said he wants to overhaul by nationalising banks and capping executives' pay. BANK OF ENGLAND- A Labour government should reclaim the power to set interest rates from the Bank of England, reversing...

  • *Rebekah Brooks returns as News UK chief executive. Brooks, the media mogul's protegee who was cleared last year of being part of a criminal phone hacking campaign to dig up news stories, will resume oversight of Britain's The Sun and The Times papers as News UK chief executive, following a four-year battle to clear her name. On her return, she will face a new fight to...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Rebekah Brooks, the Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of orchestrating a criminal campaign that damaged the British establishment, will return to her old job running the tycoon's British newspapers next week in a stunning comeback. Brooks, who worked her way up from the lowest rung on a newsroom ladder to become one of the most influential...

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Rebekah Brooks will return to her old job running Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, one year after she was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in one of the biggest media and political scandals to hit the country. Brooks, who worked her way up from the lowest rung on a newsroom ladder to become a Murdoch protege and one of the most influential people in...

  • 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...

  • Aug 28- Rebekah Brooks will return to Rupert Murdoch- controlled News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. News Corp was not immediately available for comment. News UK, Murdoch's British newspaper arm, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • 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.

  • When a petition won't do: Pies and protests Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 3:18 AM ET
    A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15, 2015.

    CNBC takes a look at the more memorable and messy protests that have taken place in recent years.

  • 21st Century Fox beats on earnings, adds dividend Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 4:04 PM ET
    21st Century Fox

    Twenty-First Century Fox posted quarterly earnings that topped estimates but revenue came in below projections.

  • Private jets flood Sun Valley for mogul camp Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A private jet lands at the Sun Valley airport, joining dozens of other private and corporate jets already parked there, in Hailey, Idaho.

    People looking to fly into the Sun Valley might face crowded airport tarmacs, packed with billionaires' private jets.

  • Is digital media doomed? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Is digital media doomed?

    Michael Wolff, "TV is the new TV" author, explains why television will remain the dominant media genre. Also Wolff shares his thoughts on Rupert Murdoch's sons taking over News Corp.

  • Sky jumps on Murdoch speculation Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Sky jumps on Murdoch speculation

    Shares in Sky are rallying, amid speculation that the Murdoch family is eyeing a fresh bid for the TV satellite broadcaster. Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, discusses.