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  • WASHINGTON _ FTI Consulting Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $30.2 million. FTI Consulting expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.15 to $2.45 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.84 billion to $1.87 billion. FTI Consulting shares have fallen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • LONDON, April 28- Britain's WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, enjoyed a solid first three months to the year after it outperformed rivals in securing a wave of contracts up for grabs in the United States. Nicknamed "reviewageddon", analysts estimate that more than $25 billion in spending on advertising was put up for review in 2015, a record for the...

  • LONDON, April 28- Britain's WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, reported first-quarter like-for-like net sales growth in line with forecasts and ahead of last year, driven by an acceleration of new contract wins in the United States. The solid update from WPP echoed similar performances from its rivals, Omnicom, Publicis and Interpublic which have...

  • LONDON, April 28- A step up in new business in the United States helped Britain's WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, to report first-quarter like-for-like net sales growth in line with forecasts. WPP, which handles the advertising for brands such as Ford and Unilever, said its key sales measurement rose by 3.2 percent, ahead of last year's rate and...

  • LONDON— With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm EY said Monday. In its half-yearly review of corporate deal-making, EY found that 40 percent of firms plan to enter...

  • LONDON— With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm EY said Monday. In its half-yearly review of corporate deal-making, EY found that 40 percent of firms plan to enter...

  • April 22- Borrowing by U.S. companies to spend on capital investment declined 11 percent in March from a year earlier, trade association Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said. Companies signed up for $8.1 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, up 33 percent from February, said ELFA, a Washington- based trade association that reports...

  • April 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Companies Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as businesses in the United States boosted advertising budgets, helping soothe the impact of a strong dollar on overseas sales. Interpublic, one of the "big four" ad agencies along with bigger New York peer Omnicom Group Inc, Britain's WPP Plc and...

  • April 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Companies Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as businesses in the United States boosted their advertising budgets, helping to make up for the impact of a strong dollar. New York- based Interpublic, one of the "big four" ad agencies along with Omnicom Group Inc, Britain's WPP Plc and France's...

  • April 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Companies Inc reported a 3.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue as businesses in North America boosted their advertising budgets. Net income available to company's common stockholders was $5.4 million, in the first quarter ended March 31, from a loss of $1.8 million, a year earlier. Interpublic, one of the "big...

  • April 21- Google's parent Alphabet Inc missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as it spent more money to build traffic for its mobile advertising services. Alphabet's consolidated revenue rose to $20.26 billion from $17.26 billion, slightly below the $20.37 billion analyst consensus, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • China's President Xi Jinping, who has called for Beijing to take a bigger role in a global governance system, has cranked up the state machinery to project China's "soft power" and better communicate China's message to the world since taking power in November 2012. China's leadership recognizes it needs to communicate more effectively to Western audiences,...

  • April 19- Yahoo Inc's first-quarter results beat Wall Street estimates by a hair but revenue dropped 11.3 percent, as the web-pioneer struggled to boost growth in the core online search and display advertising business that is in the processing of auctioning off. Revenue fell to $1.09 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, the first decline after four...

  • April 19- Omnicom Group Inc and Publicis, the world's No.2 and No.3 advertising agencies, reported higher quarterly revenue on Tuesday, boosted by spending in North America. Both companies get more than half of their revenue from North America, where ad spending is expected to get a lift from the Olympic Games in Brazil and the U.S. presidential election.

  • 2007- USA- Competitors and consumer groups push U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's acquisition of online display advertising firm DoubleClick. 2009-2010- EUROPE- Rivals and industry trade groups file complaints against Google to a variety of national regulators in Europe, citing competition concerns. 2010- EUROPE- European Commission...

  • TORONTO, March 31- The financial health of Canadian pension funds declined in the first quarter of 2016, affected by volatile currency markets, weakness in equity markets and lower bond yields, consultancy Aon said on Thursday. Canada's largest public pension funds have continued to perform strongly, benefiting from their strategy of investing in assets...

  • ISTANBUL, March 31- Turkey's health ministry said it has launched an investigation into allegations a drugmaker, which it did not name, secured $85 million in business advantages through bribery. Reuters reported this week an anonymous whistleblower has accused Swiss company Novartis of paying bribes through a consulting firm to secure advantages worth an...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- J. Walter Thompson urged a federal judge not to make public a video purporting to show its recently replaced chief executive making sexist and racist slurs, saying it would fan a media feeding frenzy surrounding the case and his abrupt departure. The ad agency made its request on Tuesday night in Manhattan federal court, 12 days after JWT, a unit of...

  • *Whistleblower email alleges bribes paid to boost business. LONDON, March 29- An anonymous whistleblower has accused Swiss drugmaker Novartis of paying bribes in Turkey through a consulting firm to secure business advantages worth an estimated $85 million, according to a Feb. 17 email seen by Reuters. The anonymous sender's 5,000- word email to Novartis Chief...

  • March 24- Accenture Plc raised its full-year net revenue forecast well above analysts' expectations and reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, led by strong growth in its consulting business, especially in North America. Accenture, which is incorporated in Ireland but run out of Chicago, said on Thursday it now expected full-year net...