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Fox to Join U.S. Auction of Airwaves Next Year, FCC Chief Says

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. will join in a U.S. auction in which broadcasters are being asked to sell airwaves desired by wireless companies, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said.

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. agency, said he’d been told by Murdoch’s son, Fox Chief Executive Officer James Murdoch, that the television station owner would take part in the auction. The sale, planned for 2016, will allocate airwaves from broadcasters for...