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Murdoch buying syndicate and Chicago Sun-Times

Add one more newspaper to publisher Rupert Murdoch's collection. A $90 million bid from News America Publishing Inc. to buy the Chicago Sun-Times and Field Newspaper Syndicate for $90 million was accepted Tuesday. Murdoch's News Corporation Ltd., News America's parent company, owns more than 80 newspapers, including The Times (London) and the New York Post.

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Mr. Murdoch has assured the owners that he will continue to publish the paper in substantially its present form.