Rebekah Brooks told a London court that News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch asked her not to resign from her post running the company’s U.K. newspaper unit at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in July 2011.
Peter Saunders had to stretch his resources to buy a house this year in Prime Minister David Cameron’s constituency town of Witney, where values have risen at twice the U.K. average over the last three months.
International Business Machines Corp. amassed more U.S. patents than any other company for the 21st straight year, helped by its push into big-data services, which glean insights by mining large quantities of information.
Malaysian airline entrepreneur Tony Fernandes says he has two adopted homes. There’s London, where he owns the Queens Park Rangers soccer club and the Caterham Formula One auto-racing team based in nearby Oxfordshire. And there’s Jakarta, a thriving, congested Southeast Asian megacity in the world’s fourth-most-populous nation.