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Roger Ailes: The man who paved the way for Donald Trump

Roger Ailes' treatment of his female employees is being treated as a footnote to the greater story of his corporate ...

Using the Fox News channel he created with Rupert Murdoch, Ailes played a singular role in changing the political media landscape. Attuned to the anxieties of white America, he influenced conservative politics, amplified messages and picked winners.

Fairfax Media keeping books closed, for now

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The American private equity group stalking Fairfax Media has not yet been granted access to the company's books, a move that would show the board is seriously considering a $2.7 billion offer.

Spotify cuts out banks on way to Wall Street

Cutting out the middlemen: Daniel Ek, chief executive officer and co-founder of Spotify.

The music streaming service will be the first major company to carry out a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, cutting out banks and brokers in a move that could change the way companies sell shares.

Ten's woes wipe out Foxtel's earnings

Channel Ten's struggles took a big bite out of Foxtel's earnings.

The financial struggles of Network Ten are weighing on its part-owner Foxtel, which saw its profits wiped out in the latest quarter after writing down the value of its stake in the troubled free-to-air broadcaster.

Media stocks surge ahead of budget

Shares in media stocks including Nine Entertainment climbed on Monday amid speculation media ownership laws will be ...

Media stocks have rocketed higher on Monday as investors digest the possibility of a change in media laws and private equity makes an offer for Fairfax Media.

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