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Tweet from Rupert Murdoch fuels speculation of LA Times sale




The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013. LA Times parent company Tribune Publishing recently purchased the San Diego Union-Tribune for $85 million, uniting the newspapers of California’s two largest cities.
The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013. LA Times parent company Tribune Publishing recently purchased the San Diego Union-Tribune for $85 million, uniting the newspapers of California’s two largest cities.
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On Friday, media mogul Rupert Murdoch tweeted there was "strong word" the L.A. Times parent, Tribune Publishing Company, would be sold, and the L.A. Times would be spun off to philanthropist Eli Broad.

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But this morning Tribune Publishing issued a denial, saying no discussions to sell the paper are underway. Southern California Public Radio's Ben Bergman joined Take Two with more details.