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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Two former employees at Freedom Industries pleaded guilty to a pollution charge Wednesday in last year's chemical spill in West Virginia that fouled a local tap water supply. Ex-Freedom plant manager Michael Burdette and environmental consultant Robert Reynolds entered the pleas at separate hearings to negligent discharge of a...

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $17.79. ManpowerGroup rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $84.55. Robert Half International Inc. rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $61.34.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 07 or. 4 percent, to $17.69. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $31.69. ManpowerGroup fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $84.25.

  • Early Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 18 or 1.0 percent, to $17.58. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $31.98. ManpowerGroup fell $1.18 or 1.4 percent, to $83.27.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 16 or. 9 percent, to $17.76. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $31.80. ManpowerGroup rose $1.16 or 1.4 percent, to $84.45.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $17.75. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 25 or. 8 percent, to $31.77. ManpowerGroup rose$. 50 or. 6 percent, to $83.79.

  • Early Glance: Staffing companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $17.95. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 39 or 1.2 percent, to $31.91. ManpowerGroup rose$. 98 or 1.2 percent, to $84.27.

  • WARSAW, March 16- U.S. media group Scripps Networks Interactive agreed to buy a majority stake in Polish broadcaster TVN for 584 million euros, gaining a foothold in a TV advertising market where revenues beat the global average and grew 6 percent last year. Scripps, which owns the Travel Channel and the Food Network, said it would buy the 52.7 percent stake in...

  • WPP's Sorrell to receive shares worth 36 mln pounds Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 4:48 AM ET

    LONDON, March 16- WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell is set to receive shares worth 36 million pounds this year as part of a scheme dependent on the company's performance, the British firm said on Monday. WPP, the world's largest advertising firm, said Sorrell had received 2.3 million shares as part of a scheme dating back to 2010.. WPP said the payout followed a five...

  • WARSAW, March 16- U.S. media group Scripps Networks Interactive agreed to buy a majority stake in Polish broadcaster TVN for 584 million euros, gaining a foothold in a TV advertising market where revenues beat the global average and grew 6 percent last year. Scripps, which owns the Travel Channel, the Food Network and other channels, said on Monday it would buy the...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. authorities investigating potential manipulation of Herbalife Ltd's shares by consultants working for billionaire investor William Ackman will find it difficult to prove that false statements were deliberately made to drive down the company's value, securities lawyers said. Attorney Preet Bharara have been examining whether the...

  • *BOJ sources say no need to rush on further monetary action. TOKYO, March 12- Bank of Japan policymakers are sending a concerted signal to investors that they see no need to expand their already-massive monetary stimulus for a second time in response to a slowdown in inflation driven by the fall in oil prices. Six of the BOJ's nine board members, including Governor...

  • LONDON, March 9- WPP strengthened its position at the top of the advertising industry last year as its geographical reach and strong digital sales gave it the edge over its two closest rivals, who were distracted by a failed merger. WPP, which counts the likes of Ford, Unilever and Microsoft among its clients, reported a 3.3 percent rise in 2014 like-for-like net...

  • The Boston Consulting Group said last month mobile money transfers in sub-Saharan Africa alone could generate fees of up to $1.5 billion by 2019.. "If you take out air-time, you have a true view of mobile money, and it's not a good story, more than a decade on," says South Africa- based Johan de Lange, who works with banks and phone companies. In Afghanistan, for example,...

  • Despite a 15 percent drop in viewership to 37.3 million, however, it is still worth the price tag for advertisers and broadcaster ABC, analysts said. ABC pays $75 million annually to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for TV broadcast rights, said Brad Adgate, the research director at Horizon Media. The contract with Walt Disney Co's ABC and the Academy...

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp drew buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between CSC and the consortium of Cap Gemini and Carlyle started late last year but have since fizzled, the sources said on Tuesday.

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp has drawn buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. CSC, which has a market capitalization of around $10 billion, is now working with Royal Bank of Canada as it reviews its options, the people said.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Cash flows from the Canadian oil sands will fall by $23 billion and turn negative in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low crude prices make it less economical to extract tar-like bitumen from the sands. The oil sands of northern Alberta hold the world's third-largest proven crude...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Oil sands cash flows will fall by $23 billion in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low global petroleum prices make it less economical to extract bitumen from northern Alberta. Canada's oil sands hold the world's third-largest proven crude reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Oil sands cash flows will fall by $21 billion in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low global petroleum prices make it less economical to extract bitumen from northern Alberta. Canada's oil sands hold the world's third-largest proven crude reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but...