News Corp. Troubles Extend to Russia

It may not have the name recognition of other past or present Murdoch properties, but News Outdoor Russia, a billboard company and former subsidiary of the News Corp. empire, has caught the eye of the feds as they continue an investigation of the company. News Corp. has been roiled by police prodding into its U.K. operations, and the FBI is interested in whether News Outdoor paid off local officials to get preferred billboard placement, sources told The Wall Street Journal. A News Corp. spokesman declined to speak to the Journal, itself a News Corp. property, about the investigation in Russia.