Tag Archives: Murdoch

Big week for health care; Trump meets with India's prime minister; fate of Murdoch deal

The Senate GOP health care bill explained 1. Big week for American health care: The public — and lawmakers — will learn the cost of Senate Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release its score of the Senate health care bill. The nonpartisan office will also estimate how many people would be covered under the bill. There will be plenty of debate on the Senate floor this week as Republican leaders try to whip votes in support of the bill, which Republicans ...

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Murdoch must wait extra month to learn fate of Fox-Sky deal

Bill O’Reilly forced out at Fox News Rupert Murdoch will have to wait an additional month to learn the fate of his planned takeover of British pay TV provider Sky. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Friday that she will give regulators extra time to review the contentious deal because of snap national elections scheduled for early June. The decision from media regulator Ofcom, which had been due by May 16, must now be wrapped up before June 20. The £18.5 billion deal struck by Murdoch in December would give ...

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Murdoch brothers: Immigration is 'essential' to America

The top executives at 21st Century Fox have weighed in on President Trump’s recent travel ban, informing staff that they “deeply value diversity and believe immigration is an essential part of America’s strength.” In a memo to employees on Monday, Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch described 21st Century Fox “as a company that is driven by creativity and innovation” and said it recognized “the unique perspective offered by our many people who came to the U.S. in search of the opportunity for unfettered self-expression.” 21st Century Fox owns ...

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Rupert Murdoch speaks out about contract talks with Megyn Kelly

Rupert Murdoch just did something highly unusual: He gave an interview to one of his newspapers about contract negotiations at one of his TV networks. Murdoch told the Wall Street Journal that he would like to renew the contracts of the two biggest stars on Fox News, Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly. But he also laid the groundwork for Kelly’s potential departure from Fox. While making clear that he doesn’t want Kelly to leave, Murdoch told Journal reporter Joe Flint, “we have a deep bench of talent, many of whom ...

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Can Rupert Murdoch steer Fox News?

Roger Ailes leaves Fox News Roger Ailes is out at Fox News, and Rupert Murdoch is acting CEO. But will he run it day-to-day: Lead the news meetings, handle the on-air talent, and dictate coverage at the crucial time in a high-stakes political season? Top talent at Fox believes that actual day-to-day operations will be run by Bill Shine, the head of primetime and opinion programming, and Jay Wallace, who oversees daytime and news programming, while Murdoch makes some important calls from the top job. Shine and Wallace were already ...

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Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch sit down for post-Brexit dinner

Rewinding the tape on 1 year of Trump One day after the U.K. referendum results shocked the world, Donald Trump is dining with Rupert Murdoch, the owner of some of Britain’s best known newspapers. No doubt the two businessmen have a lot to talk about. Their dinner meeting is taking place in Scotland on Saturday night before Trump flies home to the United States. Trump told a group of reporters about the Murdoch meeting during a tour of his golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland. Later in the day, the two ...

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Murdoch and Hall celebrate wedding

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall have marked their marriage with a service of celebration at the “journalists’ church” in London. Friends and family of the media mogul and the former supermodel gathered at St Bride’s near Fleet Street a day after their civil ceremony. The church has a long association with newspapers and writers. Around 100 guests attended, including the couple’s 10 children from previous relationships. It is Mr Murdoch’s fourth marriage and the first for Miss Hall, 59, after her 1992 Bali wedding to Sir Mick Jagger was later ...

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Newly-weds Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall blessed in London church

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress and model Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage with a blessing service on Saturday at St. Bride’s church on London’s Fleet Street, the spiritual home of British journalism. A star-studded guest list included actor Michael Caine, Irish rockstar Bob Geldof, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and British Justice Secretary Michael Gove, a senior figure among those who want the UK to leave the European Union. But conspicuous by their absence were Prime Minister David Cameron and finance minister George Osborne, who want Britain to stay in ...

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'Happiest man in world' Rupert Murdoch marries ex-model Jerry Hall

Rupert Murdoch wed former supermodel Jerry Hall in a low-key ceremony in central London on Friday, the fourth marriage for the media mogul. The 84-year-old executive chairman of News Corp (NWSA.O) and owner of 21st Century Fox Inc, and Hall, 59, smiled happily for photographers after the ceremony at Spencer House, an 18th-century mansion built for an ancestor of Princess Diana. “No more tweets for ten days or ever! Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in world,” Murdoch wrote on Twitter. Tweet ID: “705777630474334209” Murdoch, dressed ...

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Rupert Murdoch is engaged to Jerry Hall

Media mogule Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall are engaged. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch announced Monday that he is set to wed Jerry Hall, the former model and actress who was in a longtime relationship with Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. Murdoch is 84. Hall is 59. The announcement was made rather quietly in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of The Times of London, which Murdoch owns. “‘Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, and Miss Jerry Hall, mother of Elizabeth, James, Georgia and ...

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