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Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011

US senators call for DOJ, SEC probe into News Corp

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers called on
Wednesday for the Justice Department and Securities and
Exchange Commission to investigate whether News Corp (NWSA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
broke a U.S. law banning bribes to foreign officials.

Senators Barbara Boxer and John Rockefeller asked Attorney
General Eric Holder and SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro to look into
a potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
after the telephone hacking scandal at one of News Corp’s
British newspapers.

Jul 13, 2011

Murdoch, savaged in parliament, pulls BSkyB bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers called on Wednesday for the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether News Corp broke a U.S. law banning bribes to foreign officials.

Senators Barbara Boxer and John Rockefeller asked Attorney General Eric Holder and SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro to look into a potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after the telephone hacking scandal at one of News Corp’s British newspapers.

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Jul 12, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 12, 2011

US regulators combat unauthorized phone bill fees

WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) – Telephone companies would
have to make third-party charges on landline phone bills clear
and distinct to help people detect unauthorized fees under
rules proposed on Tuesday by U.S. communications regulators.

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously proposed
rules to against so-called mystery fees and “cramming,” the
illegal placement of extra charges on phone bills.

Jul 12, 2011
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