16 Jul '11, 2am

Dow Jones CEO quits

NEW YORK - Mr Les Hinton, the top executive of Rupert Murdoch's Dow Jones, resigned yesterday after becoming a target of criticism for the phone-hacking scandal that occurred when he oversaw News Corp's British newspapers. "I have watched with sorrow from New York as the News of the World story has unfolded," Mr Hinton, who also served as publisher of the Wall Street Journal, wrote in his resignation letter. His resignation follows that of another top Murdoch confidante, Ms Rebekah Brooks, who worked under Hinton when she was News of the World's editor. Ms Brooks also resigned earlier yesterday. Mr Hinton, 67, has worked alongside Murdoch for more than five decades, rising through the ranks until he was tapped to run News International in 1995, and later Dow Jones after News Corp bought the publisher of the Wall Street Journal. A person close to the company described Mr Hi...

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