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21st Century Fox offered $85 per Time Warner share, was rebuffed

21st Century Fox offered $85 per Time Warner share, was rebuffed

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) --Rupert Murdoch-led 21st Century Fox has confirmed an $80 billion bid for Time Warner that would have created a media behemoth, but was rejected by the latter.
Ananth Baliga
Phone-hacking scandal: Rebekah Brooks cleared, Coulson found guilty

Phone-hacking scandal: Rebekah Brooks cleared, Coulson found guilty

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) --Rebekah Brooks, former executive at News International, was acquitted Tuesday of all charges in the phone-hacking scandal that hit News of the World in 2011.
Ananth Baliga
Rupert Murdoch: 'Immigration reform can't wait'

Rupert Murdoch: 'Immigration reform can't wait'

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) --News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch called for Congress to take action and pass comprehensive immigration reform, stressing its benefits to the economy.
Aileen Graef
Rupert Murdoch picks son, Lachlan, to head News Corp and 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch picks son, Lachlan, to head News Corp and 21st Century Fox

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch put into place possible succession plans Wednesday by elevating two of his sons, Lachlan and James Murdoch, at News Corp and 21st Century Fox.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
By United Press International

Editor says she was unaware of phone hacking

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former British newspaper editor Rebekah Brooks testified Tuesday she was not aware reporters had hacked a missing schoolgirl's cellphone until nine years later.

Jury told to find Brooks not guilty on 1 charge in phone-hacking trial

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The judge in the British phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks told the jury to find the ex-editor not guilty on a charge concerning a photo of Prince William.
News of the World accused of hacking Kate Middleton's voice mail

News of the World accused of hacking Kate Middleton's voice mail

LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- British prosecutors Thursday accused the Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid of hacking into the voice mail of Kate Middleton.

Prosecutors: Britain's royals were victims of phone hacking

LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tabloid stories revealing Britain's Prince Harry had a "needy" girlfriend bombarding him with calls and texts resulted from hacking phones, prosecutors said.

Phone-hacking jury sees whiteboards with diagrams, phone numbers

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Whiteboards featuring notations by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were shown to jurors Thursday in London in the News of the World phone-hacking trial.

Billy Graham back home after two-day hospital stay

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Evangelist Billy Graham was back home Thursday in Montreat, N.C., after a two-day hospitalization for respiratory problems, his doctor said.
Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch finalizing divorce

Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch finalizing divorce

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng, parted ways amicably Wednesday, coming to a cordial agreement on their pending divorce.
Gabrielle Levy
Hacking trial: News of the World hacked Mail on Sunday

Hacking trial: News of the World hacked Mail on Sunday

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Glenn Mulcaire, a private detective working for News of the World, spied on a rival newspaper, Mail on Sunday, jurors in London were told.

Jury in British phone-hacking trial sees 'target evaluation' list

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A private detective working for the London tabloid News of the World had a "target evaluation" list that included Kate Middleton, a jury heard Tuesday.
Murdoch's News Corp. first-quarter earnings disappoint Wall Street

Murdoch's News Corp. first-quarter earnings disappoint Wall Street

(UPI) -- News Corp.'s inaugural quarter after splitting from 21st Century Fox disappointed Wall Street, thanks to "headwinds" in Australian newspaper sales and declining ad revenue.
Sonali Basak
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NYP20020222719, NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation, and his wife Wendy pose with his son Lachlan Murdoch and his wife Sarah (left to right) at the Jewish Community Relations Council gala held in Rupert Murdoch honor on Feb. 27, 2002, at New York City Plaza hotel. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate.

In 1953, Murdoch became managing director of News Limited, inherited from his father. He acquired troubled newspapers in Australia and New Zealand during the 1950s and '60s before expanding into the UK in 1969, taking over the News of the World and then the The Sun, which he built into Britain's best selling daily. He moved to New York in 1974 and expanded into the US market, and in 1985 he became a US citizen. In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet. In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, he consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes. His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989) and The Wall Street Journal (2007). He formed BSkyB in 1990 and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000 Murdoch's News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net worth of over $5 billion.

In July 2011 Murdoch faced allegations that his companies including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of private citizens. He also faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption in the UK and FBI investigations in the US.

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