Philip Anschutz

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Murdoch Near Deal to Sell Weekly Standard

Wall Street Journal makes conservative mag unnecessary

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is close to a deal to sell the Weekly Standard to billionaire media mogul Philip Anschutz, the Los Angeles Times reports. The conservative magazine boasts a modest circulation of 83,000, though Murdoch has long prized the cachet it granted him in Washington. But Murdoch... More »

Sleight of Hand Has IRS After Billionaire

Anschutz owes $143M on gains, feds say; he claims technicality

(Newser) - The IRS is going after the US’ 41st-richest man, the Wall Street Journal reports, as part of a larger move to curtail one method of skirting capital-gains taxes. Philip Anshutz owes $143.6 million in back taxes on a “variable prepaid forward contract” deal he made in 2000 and... More »

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