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  • Interpublic, whose agencies include MullenLowe Group, McCann and FCB, reported organic revenue growth of 2.2 percent in its international markets. However, the company's net income available to shareholders jumped nearly four-fold to $21.5 million, or 5 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, as total expenses fell 58.6 percent. U.S. rival Omnicom Group...

  • BEIJING, April 19- China National Petroleum Corp will install its domestic fuel sales chief to head the state-owned oil giant's trading arm, succeeding Wang Lihua who is retiring after two decades guiding one of the world's top oil merchants, sources said. Tian Jinghui, a vice president at PetroChina, CNPC's listed subsidiary, and a veteran of its fuel marketing...

  • *North America organic growth 1.1 pct vs est 2.1 pct. April 18- The world's second-largest advertising company Omnicom Group Inc reported slower-than-expected growth in North America, overshadowing a quarterly profit and revenue that beat estimates. The company's organic revenue in the North America rose 1.1 percent to $2.14 billion, missing the average...

  • April 18- Omnicom Group Inc, the world's second-largest advertising company, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by improved growth in the United Kingdom and Europe. New York- based Omnicom said organic revenue grew 8.1 percent in the UK and 8.2 percent in Europe, for the first quarter ended March 31. Results of the company, whose...

  • April 17- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. The move is in keeping with an online strategy led by Marc Lore, the founder and former...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Wall Street's "Charging Bull" artist wanting the "Fearless Girl" statue removed:. An advertising firm that's partly behind the "Fearless Girl" statue placed opposite Wall Street's "Charging Bull" statue says it's proud of what she stands for. The sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" says New York City is violating his legal rights by forcing...

  • NEW YORK— Advertisers are fleeing Bill O'Reilly's "no spin zone" on Fox News Channel, but viewers are remaining loyal. "The O'Reilly Factor" averaged 3.71 million viewers over five nights last week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. Some five dozen companies have said they wouldn't advertise on O'Reilly's show following a report in The New York Times on April 2 that...

  • NEW YORK— Direct mail and marketing services company Harland Clark Holdings Corp. is buying online coupon company RetailMeNot Inc.. Harland Clark is paying $11.60 per share for RetailMeNot, a 50 percent premium on the Austin, Texas- based company's closing stock price of $7.75 on Monday. Given the number of RetailMeNot shares outstanding, the deal is valued at...

  • Stocks ended up little changed on Wall Street as gains in real estate and industrial companies were canceled out by losses in technology and other sectors. RetailMeNot soared 48 percent Tuesday after the online coupon company agreed to be acquired by payment and marketing company Harland Clark Holdings. Hub Group sank 14 percent after the transportation...

  • April 11- Online coupon provider RetailMeNot Inc said it had agreed to be bought by marketing services company Harland Clarke Holdings Corp for about $630 million. The deal will allow Harland Clarke, owned by billionaire Ron Perelman's investment company MacAndrews& Forbes Inc, to build on its acquisition of Valassis Communications Inc, a provider of coupons...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Facebook Inc plans to announce on Monday that more than 5 million businesses are advertising on the social network each month and that it is updating its suite of ad services to try to draw more small businesses onto its mobile platform. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an interview with Reuters that the number of ad buyers...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- A second wind for U.S. staffing companies' stocks, which rallied after President Trump's election, could rest on whether optimism over his agenda leads to sustained strength for the economy and employment. "The real key from here is that this confidence translates into orders for the staffing companies and that remains to be seen," said Chris Serra,...

  • April 5- PepsiCo pulled a commercial featuring model Kendall Jenner on Wednesday after the ad prompted outrage and ridicule from those who said it trivialized rights protests and public unrest in the United States. The ad, released late on Tuesday, shows the fashion celebrity and reality TV star in a photo shoot when she sees protesters marching.

  • April 5- PepsiCo pulled a commercial featuring model Kendall Jenner on Wednesday after the ad prompted outrage and ridicule from those who said it trivialized rights protests and public unrest in the United States. The ad, released late on Tuesday, shows the fashion celebrity and reality TV star in a photo shoot when she sees protesters marching.

  • PARIS, April 5- French advertising group Havas has signed a joint venture agreement with Guangdong Advertising Group as part of its moves to expand in the fast-growing Chinese market. Havas, which competes with bigger rivals such as WPP, Publicis and Omnicom, said it would own 51 percent of the new Havas GIMC Advertising Company that will be created out of the...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Financial advisers across Wall Street's biggest brokerages have fretted over their professional futures in recent years as their firms worked to develop "robo" services for millennial and tech-savvy clients. But a new study by consulting firm Accenture finds that clients across all ages and economic brackets want robots and humans...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • March 28- Twitter Inc, trying to boost its sagging advertising revenue, will allow brands to buy commercials on its video streams for Periscope, signaling a major push to make money off the live-streaming platform, the company announced on Tuesday morning. With sponsors growing more wary of exactly what kind of online videos their ads are being placed against,...

  • March 24- The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Googles YouTube over offensive content could threaten the sites long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday. The immediate financial impact of the controversy is likely to be limited, in part...