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  • *Delivery delays in UK after "Black Friday" surge. BERLIN/ PARIS, Dec 18- The Christmas rush is exposing the limitations of internet-only retailers as surging orders cause delivery delays, allowing Europe's shops to fight back with "click and collect" services and more in-store theatre. Britain's biggest department store group John Lewis, which was early to...

  • Dec 18- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped the company post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue. Accenture's shares rose 3.5 percent to $88.25 in premarket trading on Thursday. Accenture, which gets about 56 percent of its revenue from outside North...

  • Accenture quarterly revenue rises 7.3 pct Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Dec 18- Accenture Plc reported a 7.3 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped mainly by its outsourcing business. The company, which also has a large consulting division, said its net income rose to $882.2 million, or $1.29 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30 from $800.9 million, or $1.15 per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $7.90 billion from $7.36...

  • Accenture beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Accenture PLC on Thursday reported earnings of $831.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.19 per share. Accenture expects full-year earnings to be $4.66 to $4.80 per share.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson& Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names such as Sears Holding Corp and Walgreen...

  • Ponte worked in Sanofi's Bridgewater, New Jersey, office reviewing contracts for legal compliance, according to the lawsuit. In March 2013, she discovered that nine contracts paying $34 million to accounting firm Deloitte LLP and consulting firm Accenture Plc were actually covers for kickbacks, the lawsuit said. Deloitte and Accenture are not defendants in...

  • Ponte worked in Sanofi's Bridgewater, New Jersey, office reviewing contracts for legal compliance, according to the lawsuit. In March 2013, she discovered that nine contracts paying $34 million to accounting firm Deloitte LLP and consulting firm Accenture Plc were actually covers for kickbacks, the lawsuit said. Deloitte and Accenture are not defendants in...

  • Lawsuit claims 'kickback' scheme at Sanofi Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Ousted Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher

    A lawsuit accuses drug maker Sanofi and top executives, including its ousted CEO, of a million-dollar kickback scheme to promote diabetes drug sales.

  • The magic that powers your cybershopping Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC.com will analyze the behind the scenes action at your favorite e-retailers and tell you about some of the hidden winners in the Web rush.

  • The big four-- Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrisons-- still control 73 percent of UK grocery turnover but discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, e-commerce sites like Ocado and higher-end stores like Marks and Spencer and Waitrose are gaining ground. Unilever says it keeps margins with discounters, which account for over a billion euros of turnover, in line with its...

  • Top value investor Bill Nygren buys 4 stocks Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Las Vegas Sands Corp, Sands Macao.

    Accenture, Glencore, Las Vegas Sands and Whirlpool are stocks worth a look amid the recent selloff, says Oakmark Fund's Bill Nygren.

  • Hakan Binbasgil Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    CEO, Akbank

  • Surging dollar may be triple whammy for US earnings Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 7:28 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar is driving up the costs of doing business overseas, suppressing the value of non-U.S. sales and, signaling weak international demand.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The suddenly unstoppable U.S. dollar is posing a triple threat to American companies' profits: driving up the costs of doing business overseas, suppressing the value of non-U.S. sales and, perhaps most worryingly, signaling weak international demand. "You will get some companies that have failed to meet expectations based on the weakness we're...

  • Stock rally halts 3-day rout for S&P 500, Nasdaq Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from a five-week low, aftera report on new-home sales.

  • Sept 24- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc said it expects profitability to improve this fiscal year as it focuses on trimming operating costs.

  • Midday movers: Hasbro, KB Home, Transocean & more Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers.

  • "They are trying to hold in the 1,980 s and not break that support and close below it," said Paul Mendelsohn, chief investment strategist at Windham Financial Services in Charlotte, Vermont.

  • Providing support was a renewed pledge by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to keep monetary policy loose for an extended period to push inflation in the euro zone closer to the targeted two percent level.

  • Providing support was a renewed pledge by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to keep monetary policy loose for an extended period to push inflation in the euro zone closer to the targeted two percent level.