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  • NEW YORK-- "There is an inherent evil to the wondrous technology that we embrace blindly," says J.J. Abrams. It's a loaded observation that seems simultaneously quizzical, thrilled and circumspect. And it hints at the world view of Abrams, the alliteratively initialed writer-director-producer whose latest series, "Revolution," airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 4- Dutch inflation was a provisional 2.3 percent year-on-year in September, after 2.3 percent in August, Statistics Netherlands said on Thursday. KEY FIGURES DUTCH CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SEPT 12 AUG 12 SEPT 11 Change on month +0.4 +0.1 +0.7 Change on year +2.3 +2.3 +2.7 Index 112.70 112.24 110.15.

  • 2. "NCIS," CBS, 20.48 million. 4. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 16.74 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.66 million.

  • CBS' new period-piece drama, "Vegas," debuted in sixth place, while its contemporary Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "Elementary," premiered in 10th place, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was No. 1 in the rankings, but CBS' "NCIS" was second for the week, "NCIS: Los Angeles" was fourth and "Big Bang Theory" was fifth.

  • *Nomura raises Viacom Inc target price to $58 from $53; rating buy. *Nomura raises Time Warner target price to $45 from $42; rating. *Nomura raises CBS Corp target price to $38 from $36; rating neutral.

  • Oct 2-:* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28; rating. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28;.

  • LOS ANGELES-- A divided appellate court on Monday upheld Don Johnson's multimillion jury award over profits from the series "Nash Bridges" but significantly reduced the amount the actor is eligible to receive.

  • WASHINGTON-- Eventually, the economic recovery will pick up steam _ whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is in the White House. But first, Obama or Romney, together with Congress, will have to pull back from the widely deplored "fiscal cliff," the politically created budget abyss facing the nation at year's end.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 1- Microsoft Corp is launching its own news operation as part of its new-look MSN website when Windows 8 launches later this month. Microsoft sold its 50 percent stake in news website MSNBC.com in July to longtime partner NBCUniversal, now majority-owned by Comcast Corp.

  • O'Donnell, who jumped to CBS last year after more than a decade at NBC News, replaced Erica Hill within the trio of "CBS This Morning" hosts that also include Charlie Rose and Gayle King.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 1- Lawyers for dissident Wynn Resorts shareholder Kazuo Okada's will urge a Nevada court on Tuesday to overturn the casino company's forced redemption of the Japanese billionaire's $2.7 billion stake, a ruling which would allow him to vote at its Nov. 2 shareholder meeting to unseat two board members.

  • Yesterday we saw some bullish action in Viacom, with one options trader buying 60,000 December 60 calls for $0.50 each with the stock at 54.59.

  • Stocks rallied to three-month highs, snapping a four-day losing streak, after today’s jobs report was better than anticipated but still left the door open to additional Federal Reserve measures to stoke growth. Markets also appeared more confident the European Central Bank will act to contain the euro zone debt crisis.

  • U.S. stock index futures are adding to gains after a better-than-expected increase in new jobs in July. While stronger than anticipated, the jobs report may still leave open the door for additional stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    Market expectations are running so high for the European Central Bank’s meeting Thursday, that it can only disappoint.

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    Consumer staples companies have been consistently beating earnings estimates so far this quarter. With several big names reporting in the week ahead, the question is: Will the trend continue?

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    Several factors have fundamentally disrupted the economic and power dynamic of the traditionally studio dominated entertainment industry.

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    This week Aereo won a victory — a federal judge ruled in favor of the startup, refusing to block the controversial antenna-based subscription service that takes free over-the-air TV broadcasts and streams them to any Internet-enabled device.