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News Corp. Board Approves Split

News Corp. on Thursday approved a split between the publishing and entertainment divisions—and Rupert Murdoch will chair both. The entire process is expected to take a year. Under the split, 20th Century Fox, Fox broadcast network and Fox News will be included in the entertainment company while HaperCollins, The Wall Street Journal and Britain's Sun newspaper will be in a separate company. Shares of the company’s stock have risen 11 percent since News Corp. acknowledged it was considering the split.

June 28, 2012 7:45 AM