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Britain: Murdoch dynasty in doubt

July 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

LONDON (AP) James Murdoch scaled the rungs of the global media empire that his father built. Now scandal taints the heir apparent, threatening to derail the expected succession and shaking the assumption that the Murdoch dynasty would preserve its tight grip over the multibillion-dollar business.
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Ex-Murdoch aide Brooks arrested; Police chief out

July 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

LONDON (AP) An intensifying voicemail hacking and police bribery scandal cut closer than ever to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland Yard on Sunday with the arrest of the media magnate’s former British newspaper chief and the resignation of London’s police commissioner.
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Murdoch’s grip on reins of media empire comes under fire amid hacking scandal

July 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

LOS ANGELES (AP) As investors punished News Corp.’s stock again on Monday, questions arose anew about the leadership of its chief executive, Rupert Murdoch.
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Amid hacking scandal, Murdoch shuts down Britain’s News of the World paper

July 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

LONDON (AP) The Murdoch media empire unexpectedly jettisoned the News of the World Thursday after a public backlash over the illegal guerrilla tactics it used to expose the rich, the famous and the royal and remain Britain’s best-selling Sunday newspaper.
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