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  • Feb 13- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc's fourth-quarter revenue topped analysts' estimates, helped by higher ad spending by businesses in the United States. Interpublic's shares were up 2.3 percent in morning trading as the company also said margins were set to improve further this year after rising by about 25 percent in 2014..

  • UPDATE 1-Interpublic warns of slower growth in 2015 Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    Feb 13- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc joined larger rival Omnicom Group Inc in warning that full-year revenue would be hit by a stronger dollar and economic uncertainty in some markets. Interpublic's fourth-quarter revenue, however, topped analysts' estimates, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. About 48 percent of...

  • Feb 12- The federal judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy case ruled on Thursday that the nearly $178 million charged to the city by law firms and consultants for fees and expenses was reasonable. The biggest bill in the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy came from law firm Jones Day, which had employed Kevyn Orr before he was tapped by Michigan...

  • *CEO Levy aims to regain support after Omnicom deal failure. PARIS, Feb 12- France's Publicis promised business would pick up in the second half of this year as the advertising agency recovered from a tough 2014 marred by a failed mega-merger with U.S. peer Omnicom. Publicis Chief Executive Maurice Levy is trying to win back investor support after the agency's...

  • UPDATE 1-AOL's profit beats estimates as ad revenue jumps Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 8:26 AM ET

    Feb 11- AOL Inc, owner of the Huffington Post news website and the TechCrunch blog, reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit as revenue surged in its online advertising business. Revenue in AOL's ad platform business, where the company helps advertisers place ads on other digital properties, rose 20.2 pct to $330.6 million in the fourth quarter ended...

  • Feb 10- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, boosted by higher ad spending by consumer goods companies in the United States and United Kingdom. Omnicom, which counts Apple Inc, McDonald's Corp and Adidas AG among its clients, reported organic revenue growth of 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter...

  • Omnicom revenue rises due to higher U.S. ad spending Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    Feb 10- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported a 3.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher ad spending by businesses in North America. Revenue rose to $4.195 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $4.06 billion a year earlier. Net income available for common shareholders rose to $323.9 million, or $1.30 per share, from...

  • Deloitte names first female CEO of a Big 4 firm Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 9- Deloitte LLP has named veteran Cathy Engelbert as chief executive officer, making her the first woman to become CEO of a major U.S. accounting and consulting firm. Engelbert, 50, was formerly chairman and chief executive of Deloitte& Touche LLP, the U.S. auditing subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is the U.S. arm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of...

  • BOSTON, Feb 8- These are nervous times at the top of North America's oil companies. "2014 is going to look like a pretty good year for most," said Mike Halloran, senior partner and executive compensation specialist at the Dallas office of consulting firm Mercer. In dollar terms, energy company CEOs made an average of $7.3 million in 2013 compared with an average of $5.3...

  • Media Inc, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as growth in mobile advertising slowed down, sending shares down 21 percent in extended trading. Net income rose to $12.3 million, or 6 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $8.9 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $268 million from $200.4 million.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- America's vast staffing industry knows it's time to jack up wages when it becomes difficult to find enough workers. While 2014 was the strongest year of job gains in the recovery from the 2007-09 recession, rising output is not yet translating into substantial wage gains for the workers Kelly Services, one of the country's largest providers of...

  • Xerox's profit beats Street on lower costs Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:34 AM ET
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    Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.

  • Jan 30- Xerox Corp, best known for its printers and copiers, reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent. Restructuring and better productivity led to higher margins, Xerox said on Friday. Xerox said last month it was selling its information technology outsourcing arm to French IT services firm Atos SE for $1.05...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- A former executive at a New York investor relations firm, whose shoeless sprint from news photographers last year was lampooned on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was sentenced on Wednesday to 2-1/ 2 years in prison for insider trading. Michael Lucarelli, the former director of market intelligence at Lippert/Heilshorn& Associates, was also...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- A former executive at a New York investor relations firm, whose shoeless sprint from news photographers last year ended up on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," was sentenced on Wednesday to 2-1/ 2 years in prison for insider trading. Michael Lucarelli, the former director of market intelligence at Lippert/Heilshorn& Associates, was also ordered by...

  • *New Tesco boss brings in experts he knows from Unilever. *BBH produced high profile ads for Levis, Audi, Lynx. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British agency owned by France's Publicis which has worked for consumer brands including Audi, Levi Strauss, British Airways and Johnnie Walker.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- The new boss of Britain's biggest supermarket chain Tesco has drafted in the advertising agency behind some of the world's most famous adverts, BBH, following a disastrous period of profit warnings and an accounting scandal. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British ad agency owned by France's Publicis and is known for creating adverts...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 14- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it had bought a controlling stake in online marketing company AdChina, an investment aimed at bolstering its advertising business. Alibaba did not close the size of the deal or the stake it would take in AdChina, a Shanghai- based firm founded in 2007. The internet marketing...

  • Citigroup appointed Shreyas Bordia managing director in its EMEA energy team based in London. Bordia joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was part of the energy team with a primary focus on the E&P and oil field services sectors, Citigroup said in a statement. DeBono, based in London, will focus on risk management and valuation of complex assets at FTI Consulting,...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Apple's forthcoming smartwatch poses a conundrum for advertisers: How to tap the enticing possibilities of the tiny gadget without overwhelming consumers with messages. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mobile-marketing firm TapSense plans to release an Apple Watch ad-buying service. At issue: the same qualities that...