UK businesses investigated for phone-hacking, 'blagging'

A member of the protest group Avaaz dresses as Rupert Murdoch during a demonstration with other placard-holding activists outside the High Court in central London on April 25, 2012.

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp got into deep trouble when its reporters snuck into the voicemails of both public and private figures in the U.K. Now the British government is investigating more than a hundred companies who may have done similar kinds of illegal sniffing around.

Marketplace's Stephen Beard joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio from London with the latest. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

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Stephen Beard is the European bureau chief and provides daily coverage of Europe’s business and economic developments for the entire Marketplace portfolio.

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