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News Corp. Says Publishing Unit Lost Money

The media conglomerate, which plans to separate its entertainment businesses from its publishing businesses into two separate listed stocks next year, said the publishing company would have reported a net loss of $2.08 billion in the year through June 30 if it had been a stand-alone company.

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Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

British prosecutors said they will charge two former top executives of News Corp’s U.K. newspaper unit and others with crimes as part of a bribery probe, expanding their criminal prosecution to include journalists at the company’s tabloid The Sun.

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News Corp. Nears Deal For YES Stake

News Corp. is closing in on a deal to buy a minority stake in New York regional sports network YES, according to three people with knowledge of the negotiations.

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News Corp. Unit Interested in Penguin Group

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has expressed interest in buying book publisher Penguin Group, potentially undermining merger discussions between Penguin and Random House, people familiar with the situation said.

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Live Blog: Rupert Murdoch at Leveson Inquiry

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman and chief executive, appears before the Leveson Inquiry, a judge-led examination into British media practices.

U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers

The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people familiar with the matter.

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News Corp. Settles Hacking Claims

News Corp.’s News International has paid out settlements to seven more prominent figures in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal at its now-closed News of the World tabloid.