Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. denied it has held talks to acquire the Los Angeles Times or Chicago Tribune once the newspapers’ owner, Tribune Co., emerges from bankruptcy.

 “Reports that News Corp. is in discussions with Tribune or the L.A. Times are wholly inaccurate,” Julie Henderson, a spokeswoman for the New York-based media company, said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. The denial encompasses reported talks with Tribune’s creditors, News Corp. said.

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