Rupert Murdoch owns 150 newspapers in Australia, three national newspapers in the United Kingdom and the Wall Street Journal and New York Post in the U.S., Voice of America reported in 2011. Murdoch owns properties that supplement these publications, including Community Newspaper Group and several Dow Jones information services. In addition, he owns several media outlets and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.Continue Reading
Most of Murdoch's publications are in his native Australia. In the 1970s, the media mogul began buying newspapers in the United States. In 1953, when Murdoch was 22, Murdoch's father suddenly passed away, and he took over ownership of Adelaide's News and Sunday Mail publications.
Murdoch's first American acquisition was the San Antonio News in 1973. The mogul created the American tabloid The Star in 1974 before purchasing the New York Post in 1976. More American publications followed, such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Village Voice, TV Guide and New York magazine.
Murdoch's News Corp owns Harper Collins publishers, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Sports and Fox News Channel. The magnate also owns portions of Hulu, AskMen, IGN Entertainment, News Outdoor and the National Rugby League. Murdoch owns media outlets all over the world, despite a scandal in 2011 in Great Britain involving the hacking into cell phones of private citizens by employee of one of his publications.Learn more about Corporations
The Federal Trade Commission has released an archive of customer complains regarding problems with Herbalife, and the Wall Street Journal and New York Times often publish articles concerning controversial marketing practices and safety risks within the company. Herbalife is currently facing allegations of illicit marketing practices and has been accused of various health risks in the past.Full Answer >
Some product manufacturers that have moved out of the United States includes Eaton Corp., which specializes in producing electrical components, notes the Wall Street Journal, as well as Flambeau, KidCo and Flextronics America. Weatherford International is another company that relocated outside of the United States.Full Answer >
UPC codes are assigned to products from GS1 US, a non-profit that sets standards for international commerce and trade, reports the Wall Street Journal, and therefore a UPC code for a product purchased at Wal-Mart or another store would be the same number regardless of where it was purchased. UPC codes can be looked up online from databases such as UPC Database or can be scanned with applications such as Barcode Scanner, available through iTunes or Google Play. UPC codes are either 8, 12 or 13 digits long.Full Answer >
J.G. Wentworth makes money by purchasing the cash flow rights to investment contracts then turning around and selling the rights as securities on Wall Street. Most of J.G. Wentworth's business focuses on contracts from reliable third parties with a Moody rating of "A3" or better.Full Answer >