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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

Now we know News’ losses — how do they compare with Fairfax’s?

Fairfax has always been more transparent about reporting its profits and losses on a granular level. Now we finally have the same information for News Corp. And guess which company comes out on top …

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MARGOT SAVILLE | COMPANIES | 4 UNLOCK?

Crikey’s intrepid reporter meets the News Corp CEO

Julian Clarke had “a very interesting day” yesterday — and today was gracious enough to speak to a Crikey reporter without throwing anything.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 8 UNLOCK?

News Corp sends in the lawyers as its CEO tells his staff there’s nothing to see here

News Corp has warned rival media outlets against reporting on the News Corp financial documents leaked by Crikey yesterday.

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

News Corp’s rivers of gold drying up

Once upon a time newspapers could almost print money off the back of classified advertising. But although classies still accounted for a large slice of News Corp’s revenue in 2012-13, the rivers of gold are much shallower than they used to be.

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COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

One year on, Eureka Report was no golden goose for News Corp

News Corp paid a cool $30 million for Alan Kohler’s business websites in 2012. But with Business Spectator and Eureka Report costing money, did News overpay?

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GLENN DYER | COMPANIES | 1 UNLOCK?

A sea of red: News Corp advertising fell $320 million in 2012-13

From sex to banking, computers to communications, almost every single industry reduced its ad spend with News Corp in 2012-13, secret documents reveal.

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COMPANIES | 4 UNLOCK?

How The Australian was protected from the cuts

Secret documents reveal News Corp is bleeding money, with The Australian in the worst shape. But Rupert’s favourite plaything seems to have been inoculated against the staff and budget cuts that hit the company’s other assets. Paddy Manning and Myriam Robin report.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 31 UNLOCK?

Exclusive docs show News’ Australian papers dragging down the empire

Leaked documents show a forest of brackets in News Corp’s Australian newspapers, with The Australian particularly in the red. How long can the house that Rupert built sustain such body blows?

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 16

Clive of China no more — well, not this week anyway

Clive Palmer used to think Chinese investment was wonderful, that only racists tried to restrict it, and China was no threat. How times have changed…

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ADAM SCHWAB | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

What did Demetriou know and when did he know it?

Former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has consistently said he did not tell Essendon’s president the club was under investigation. But two high-profile people have testified otherwise under oath.

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COMPANIES | 4 UNLOCK?

Kite flying with Dick Warburton: junk economics to push a barrow

The government has commissioned Dick Warburton to conduct an independent review of the Renewable Energy Target. But “independent” might be something of a stretch …

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 9

Why Telstra’s David Thodey is filthy, filthy rich

Along with its strong full-year profit results, Telstra today published its remuneration report for 2013-14. It shows David Thodey’s total remuneration in the five full years since he became chief executive in May 2009 has reached $33 million.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | COMPANIES | 2 UNLOCK?

Finding tomorrow’s river of gold: Fairfax ties its future to property

Property and asset sales have led a Fairfax recovery, but it’s more precarious than it looks.

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COMPANIES | 8

In ‘high-wage, high-cost’ Australia, workers are going backwards

Australians’ real wages are falling — which is bad news for domestic demand but great news for business when coupled with productivity growth.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 4 UNLOCK?

Recent bad news, but CommBank still making money hand over fist

The Commonwealth Bank appears to have successfully weathered recent storms, with today’s accounts confirming it remains an impregnable money-making machine.

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BERNARD KEANE | COMPANIES | 31 UNLOCK?

Another attack on the low-paid the last thing the Coalition needs

The call for the removal of penalty rates is the wrong fight at the wrong time for the government, which is why it was shut down quick smart yesterday.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 7 UNLOCK?

Fugitive CSG emissions are no big deal, right? Wrong.

You may have heard that the amount of methane that leaks into the atmosphere is similar to the amount produced by four cows. Not so fast …

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 3 UNLOCK?

Rio throws down the gauntlet on iron ore

Rio Tinto is reporting spectacular profits, and it has no plans to slow down production of iron ore, even though prices are falling.

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‘We know where we’re going’: Murdoch calms the horses on Time Warner bid

All anyone wanted to talk about at the Fox briefing was the Time Warner bid, Crikey business writers Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 4

‘The bust is already here’: can Rinehart make Galilee coal profitable?

GVK Hancock is betting a lot on its Galilee Basin coal project. But with angry neighbours and falling coal prices, will they really hit pay dirt?

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 2

The curious case of Galilee Basin coal

Despite falling demand for coal and enormous climate consequences, the Abbott and Newman governments are pushing full steam ahead to open the world’s biggest coal mines.

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PADDY MANNING | COMPANIES | 8

Transurban’s (toll) road to riches

You might want to buy shares in Transurban — the company is flush with your cash anyway.

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ADAM SCHWAB | COMPANIES | 3

Will Freelancer’s fortunes float?

Freelancer claims it is “the world’s largest online marketplace for outsourcing, freelancing and crowdsourcing services”. But is it?

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STILGHERRIAN | COMPANIES | 6

Twitter not as popular as you think

Everyone who’s anyone is on Twitter, right? Well …

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COMPANIES | 10

No place for artists in online copyright debate

John Ferris from Ministry of Sound Australia disagrees with the suggestion that filesharing will stop if content makers “just make stuff available”.

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