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  • Jan. 21, 2009, 11:46 AM
    Wall Street Journal (NWS) has received several envelopes containing an unknown white powder. Security staff is investigating the matter.
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  • Jan. 12, 2009, 8:54 AM
    Warner Bros.' (TWX) plan to release Watchmen in March may proceed after all as the studio and 20th Century Fox (NWS) are in serious talks to settle their dispute over rights to the superhero film, and have asked a judge to delay a ruling to block its release.
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  • Jan. 9, 2009, 1:07 PM
    Obama urges Congress to extend the digital TV deadline. Way to go Consumer Union. Good news for NBC (GE), News (NWS) et al, who will lose viewers if TVs suddenly go dark.
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  • Jan. 7, 2009, 9:47 AM
    Warner Bros.'s (TWX) Watchmen, the film already being heralded as "the Citizen Kane of comic book adaptations," may never be watched if 20th Century Fox (NWS) has its way. Fox wants Watchmen's March release blocked after a judge ruled it, and not TWX, owns distribution rights.
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  • Jan. 5, 2009, 3:07 PM
    ComScore's online video rankings for November: Google (GOOG) cleaned up, with 40.3% of market share (Fox (NWS) was next with 3.5%). Overall videos viewed by U.S. surfers: 12.7B, up 34% vs. last year (that's 41.5 videos for every man, woman and child in the U.S.).
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  • Dec. 31, 2008, 3:23 AM
    Dell (DELL) reached its target of carbon neutrality, but that may mean less than many green investors hoped. Among other firms lining up behind the ideal (but perhaps not the reality): Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO) and News Corp. (NWS).
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  • Dec. 26, 2008, 7:26 AM
    Thanks to customer demand, Gannett's (GCI) flagship USA Today becomes the latest paper to be sold through Kindle (AMZN). Kindle's five top-selling newspapers: New York Times, WSJ (NWS), Washington Post (WPO), Financial Times (TRI), Chicago Tribune.
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  • Dec. 24, 2008, 10:30 AM
    The Washington Post (WPO) and the Baltimore Sun will start sharing content to save money. Are the New York Times (NYT) and New York Post (NWS) next?
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  • Dec. 23, 2008, 8:47 AM
    News Corp.'s (NWS) stake in German TV station Premiere could 'theoretically' exceed 50%, says Premiere CEO Mark Williams. News Corp., with a 25.01% stake, plans to backstop a new rights issue aimed at raising €450M for the German firm.
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  • Dec. 17, 2008, 8:36 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) will switch to Nasdaq from NYSE. "Nasdaq made News Corp. an offer it couldn't refuse: quite a lot of money to switch its listing..." said a NYSE spokesman. Nasdaq and NWS said they don't discuss their business arrangements.
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  • Dec. 16, 2008, 10:00 AM
    The grumpiest of the Bancrofts are smiling, Breakingviews says, while News Corp. (NWS) shareholders grimace at the $5B boss Murdoch shelled out to acquire Dow Jones one year ago. The deal saddled NWS with even more exposure to newspapers and financials, just as both entered their darkest hours.
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  • Dec. 11, 2008, 4:41 PM
    Network TV (CBS, DIS, NWS, TWX, VIA) is dying a slow death, Pali Research says, citing improving cable programming, DVR penetration and rising costs. An impending SAG strike, which it believes will be authorized, will just increase the pain, particularly for CBS.
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  • Dec. 11, 2008, 2:37 PM
    A new competitor for Kindle (AMZN): Nintendo (NTDOY) and HarperCollins (NWS) turn the DS portable game console into a electronic book reader, for now in the U.K. More to come?
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  • Dec. 10, 2008, 7:58 AM
    U.S. viewers watched 13.5B online videos in October, +45% Y/Y. Leading the pack: Google (GOOG) with 39.7% of viewers, followed distantly by Fox Interactive (NWS) and Yahoo (YHOO). If only they could find a way to make some money off the business.
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  • Dec. 9, 2008, 3:17 PM
    Judith Regan settled her wrongful dismissal case with HarperCollins (NWS) for $10.75M, a court filing reveals. Her law firm? Dreier LLP. Ring a bell?
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  • Dec. 4, 2008, 9:47 AM
    A watershed day for the Big Two newspapers: NY Times (NYT) online activates TimesExtra, an alternate home page that (gasp) links out to other sources (PR). And Wall Street Journal's (NWS) print edition, for the first time ever, runs a front-page ad wrap (?) (a-la NY Post) from Dell (DELL).
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News Corp is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses.