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  • 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...

  • March 24- Accenture Plc reported quarterly revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, led by strong growth in its consulting business, especially in North America. Revenue in the company's consulting division rose to $4.29 billion, an increase of 12 percent in U.S. dollars and 18 percent in local currency in the second quarter ended Feb. 29.

  • March 24- Accenture Plc reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in its consulting business, especially in North America. Net revenue, or revenue before reimbursements, rose to $7.95 billion in the second quarter ended Feb. 29 from $7.49 billion. Net income attributable to Accenture rose to $1.33 billion, or $2.08 per share, from...

  • March 23- Borrowing by U.S. companies to spend on capital investment declined 2 percent in February, trade association Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said. Credit approvals totaled 79.2 percent in February, up from 78.0 percent in January, said ELFA, a Washington- based trade association that reports economic activity for the $1 trillion equipment...

  • NEW YORK, March 17- The chief executive of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency resigned on Thursday, one week after being accused by a female subordinate in a lawsuit of a stream of racist and sexist behavior. Martinez, an Argentina native and the first Hispanic chief executive of a global advertising agency, had been JWT's chairman and chief executive since...

  • NEW YORK, March 17- The chief executive of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency resigned on Thursday, one week after being accused by a female subordinate in a lawsuit of making a stream of racist and sexist slurs, subjecting her to unwanted touching, and other "abusive" behavior. WPP Plc, J. Walter Thompson's parent, said Gustavo Martinez resigned "by mutual...

  • Users visiting the websites of the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC and AOL, among others, may have installed malware on their computers if they clicked on the malicious ads. Bresntsmedia.com, the website used by hackers to serve up malware, expired on Jan. 1 and was registered again on March 6 by a different buyer, security researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs wrote in a...

  • NEW YORK, March 15- A former human resources consultant from Atlanta who admitted to participating in a $1.1 million insider trading scheme with a film producer avoided prison on Tuesday, as a federal judge rejected prosecutors' request for him to be incarcerated. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan had argued that a sentence of 37 to 46 months was reasonable for...