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  • *UK faces election on May 7. LONDON, April 26- Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king. With Labour and the Conservatives level in most polls and neither on...

  • April 21- Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is in no doubt that James Murdoch is ready to take a much bigger role at Twenty-First Century Fox, by far the largest part of the media empire that James' father Rupert Murdoch built. It is also unclear what title James would take or whether there is any possibility that Rupert Murdoch, 84, would relinquish the Fox...

  • Rupert Murdoch's penthouse on sale for $72 million Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:15 PM ET
    An artist's rendering of Manhattan's One Madison.

    For a hefty $72 million, Rupert Murdoch's penthouse in One Madison, Manhattan is on the market, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- News Corp and 21st Century Fox, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks to build a joint headquarters in a new 88- story skyscraper at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, The New York Times said on Friday. "21st Century Fox and News Corp are each exploring options for their New York headquarters and the process is ongoing," a spokesman for...

  • LONDON, April 7- French media conglomerate Vivendi is looking at a possible acquisition of pay-TV group Sky, as one of several options to expand the reach of its own TV group Canal Plus, three sources familiar with the matter said. Vivendi has turned its attention to Sky after reviewing smaller pay-TV targets in Turkey and other fast-growing markets in Europe, one...

  • Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:12 AM ET
    A woman buys a copy of the New York Daily News, featuring Speaker of the House John Boehner on the cover, following a government shutdown, Oct. 1, 2013, in New York.

    Cablevision Systems is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1.

  • March 30- U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter. Cablevision's $1 bid takes into account the New York Daily News' reported $30 million annual loss and $150 million investment in a printing...

  • Is Twitter big enough to be in venture capital? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    Twitter is trying to crack into venture capital despite having a fraction of the cash position of corporate tech VCs Google, Intel and Qualcomm.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 20- Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers partner and Silicon Valley socialite Juliet de Baubigny took the stand Friday in a gender discrimination case against the venture firm and said she never referred to a male partner in the suit as a "sex addict." The lawsuit, which Pao filed in 2012, has helped spark a broad, ongoing discussion about sexism in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 20- Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers partner and Silicon Valley socialite Juliet de Baubigny took the stand Friday in a gender discrimination case against the venture firm and said she never referred to a male partner mentioned in the suit as a "sex addict." The lawsuit, which Pao filed in 2012, has helped spark a broad and ongoing discussion...

  • LONDON, March 13- British left-wing leader Ed Miliband hoped to win more votes by inviting a TV crew into his home. "Exposed: Eddie Two Kitchens," said a headline in the right-leaning Sun newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, on Friday. The existence of Miliband's second kitchen only came to light after the Labor leader- whose personal popularity trails that of Prime...

  • Buffett's Berkshire builds Deere stake, dumps Exxon Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    A John Deere 8600 tractor is displayed on opening day of the World Ag Expo on February 10, 2015 in Tulare, Calif.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a 5 percent stake in Deere & Co. and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in Exxon Mobil.

  • Getting millennials to pay for TV: Time Warner CEO Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc.

    Providing choice is key to getting young people to actually pay for programming, Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes tells CNBC.

  • Calculating the long odds for Chris Christie Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    With Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney all but in the presidential race, is there room left for Chris Christie?, Politico's Ben White asks.

  • Virtual reality will be 'really big' by 2016: Sky Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    British Sky Broadcasting is betting Google's Cardboard project brings virtual reality into the mainstream and is looking to invest in its future.

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • College dropouts who made millions Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal.

    A look at CNBC's NEXT List visionaries who willingly abandoned their educational careers and catapulted to phenomenal success.

  • Meet Alibaba's freshly minted billionaires Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:50 AM ET
    Alibaba Group's founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma, waves as he arrives for a meeting at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.

    Alibaba's IPO will unleash a flood of wealth for Jack Ma and Joseph Tsai, but unlike some other tech IPOs, the big money isn't being spread around the company.

  • Vanity Fair's new establishment Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:54 PM ET
    Vanity Fair's new establishment

    Vanity Fair's Betsy Kenny Lack provides insight to some of the greatest comeback stories in business.

  • Rupert Murdoch rips Google Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch rips Google

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, weighs in on Rupert Murdoch's rant on Twitter about piracy and hypocrisy at Google. Murdoch claimed privacy at Google was worse than the NSA.