News Corp.’s Murdoch Scandal Thickens, Barrick Gold’s New Setback, and 3 More Hot Stocks

News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): Chairman Rupert Murdoch may face criminal charges in the United States stemming from a recording that was discovered in which Murdoch indicated that payments to public officials for information was part of the culture of U.K. journalism, according to New York lawyer Bradley Simon. The tape indicates that Murdoch implied he may have known about bribery at News Corp.’s U.K. operations, and the recording may undermine his testimony to regulators. Lying to law enforcers is a crime under Title 18, Section 1001.