Board 'backing News Corp split'

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The board of directors at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has approved a plan that calls for splitting its newspaper business and entertainment operations into two separate companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.


The Journal, which is News Corp's flagship newspaper, cited a person familiar with the situation saying the board voted unanimously to approve the plan, which is expected to be announced early on Thursday.