Many observers were predicting the demise of Rupert Murdoch's reign over his News Corp. empire in the midst of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal that grabbed headlines in 2011. Two years later, News Corp.'s stock has rebounded, and Murdoch has appeared to emerge mostly unscathed. This article, which brands Murdoch as "The Escape Artist," details what went into his escape from what many considered certain doom.

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