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...
Accenture reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America.
The opening of a new Heineken manufacturing site on Sunday will mark the latest salvo in what is a brewing Asia beer war, the Financial Times reports.
Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.
Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.
Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.
Amazon is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Yahoo named former eBay executive Maynard Webb as its permanent chairman. The move comes as CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround effort hits the one-year mark.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest survey numbers from the nation's purchasing and supply executives.
Animal protection groups are applauding the settlement of federal claims that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers had marketed real fur as fake, The New York Times reports.
Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.
In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.