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  • Dec 16- Subsidiaries for advertising companies Omnicom Group Inc and Publicis Groupe SA were subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, both companies said on Friday. The Justice Department's antitrust division has been investigating whether ad agencies had rigged bids to favor in-house production units. Both Omnicom and Publicis said they received the...

  • Dec 16- Subsidiaries for advertising companies Omnicom Group Inc and Publicis Groupe SA were subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, both companies said on Friday. The Justice Department's antitrust division has been investigating whether ad agencies had rigged bids to favor in-house production units. Both Omnicom and Publicis said they received the...

  • Dec 16- Advertising company Omnicom Group Inc said on Friday two subsidiaries had received subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division related to an examination of video production and post-production practices in the ad industry. Rival Interpublic Group of Cos said earlier this month that one of its domestic agencies had been...

  • Owning Sky would give Fox, whose cable networks include Fox News and FX, subscription revenue from a pay-TV network spanning 22 million households in Europe, a market which has not been as affected as the United States by cord-cutters who drop cable subscriptions in favor of online subscription services. What Fox does with the technology and expertise that Sky...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 7- Interpublic Group of Cos, one of the world's biggest advertising companies, said on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department had asked one of its standalone domestic agencies for documents regarding video production practices. It disclosed the request a day after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department's Antitrust...

  • Dec 7- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos said on Wednesday that one of its standalone domestic agencies had been contacted by the Department of Justice's antitrust division for documents regarding video production practices. DoJ is examining whether ad companies rigged bids to favor in-house production units, the Wall Street Journal reported...

  • LONDON, Dec 5- To get an idea of how Britain allows individuals to hide behind hard-to-trace companies, take a look at Number 43 Bedford Street, a nondescript brick terrace in central London. More than 1,600 companies or partnerships have used 43 Bedford Street as their registered office in the past five years, UK corporate records show. While the UK government is...

  • *Social media advertising forecast to hit $50 bln in 2019. LONDON, Dec 5- The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on Monday. Advertising agency Zenith Optimedia, owned by France's Publicis, predicts global advertising expenditure on social media will account for 20...

  • Dec 1- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission failed to verify whether futures and swaps brokerage firms have adequate policies to help ward off cyber attacks, an internal CFTC audit found. The audit was completed in October by Brown& Company CPAS and Management Consultants PLLC at the request of the CFTC's inspector general. Auditors took issue with the...

  • Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's health and human services secretary, and Seema Verma, the founder of a health policy consulting company, will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of Health and Human Services and oversees government health programs for the poor and the elderly and...

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, and Seema Verma, the founder of a health policy consulting company, will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of HHS and which oversees government health programs for the poor and the elderly and insurance...

  • A host of companies are feeling pressure from activist shareholders, including such well-known investors as Nelson Peltz, Carl Icahn and William Ackman, who often wield outsize power even though they own only a small percentage of shares. Joining Cernich in the new group will be Mark Harnett, who joined Sard in 2015 and was previously a co-founder and president...

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards, Trump said in a statement. Price, 62, is an orthopedic surgeon who heads...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- A Heinz television advert showing people drumming a rhythm on its baked bean cans has been banned by British regulators on safety grounds. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Heinz's "Can Song" advert should not be broadcast again in its current form after nine people complained that the ad encouraged unsafe practices or could be...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- A Heinz television advert showing people drumming a rhythm on its baked bean cans has been banned by British regulators on safety grounds. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Heinz's "Can Song" advert should not be broadcast again in its current form after nine people complained that the ad encouraged unsafe practices or could be...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- A Heinz television advert showing people drumming a rhythm on its baked bean cans has been banned by British regulators on safety grounds. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Heinz's "Can Song" advert should not be broadcast again in its current form after nine people complained that the ad encouraged unsafe practices or could be...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- A Heinz television advert showing people drumming a rhythm on its baked bean cans has been banned by British regulators on safety grounds. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Heinz's "Can Song" advert should not be broadcast again in its current form after nine people complained that the ad encouraged unsafe practices or could be...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- A Heinz television advert showing people drumming a rhythm on its baked bean cans has been banned by British regulators on safety grounds. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Heinz's "Can Song" advert should not be broadcast again in its current form after nine people complained that the ad encouraged unsafe practices or could be...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- A Heinz television advert showing people drumming a rhythm on its baked bean cans has been banned by British regulators on safety grounds. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Heinz's "Can Song" advert should not be broadcast again in its current form after nine people complained that the ad encouraged unsafe practices or could be...

  • Nov 21- Borrowings by U.S. companies for capital investment rose 6 percent in October from a year earlier, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said on Monday. Companies signed up for $8.2 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, the Washington- based trade group said. The ELFA reports economic activity for the $1 trillion equipment...