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  • LONDON, Dec 8- Two leading forecasters of global advertising trends trimmed their predictions for growth in ad spending this year, due to a sharp slowdown in Russia and economic weakness in the euro zone. GroupM, owned by WPP, also trimmed its forecasts for 2014 growth to 3.9 percent, down from 4.5 percent, due to tougher than expected conditions in China, Brazil,...

  • *Publicis aims to boost growth after failed Omnicom merger. The French group is hoping rapid growth in both North American and Internet advertising, which are far outpacing European and traditional ad formats, will help it catch up with sales gains at rivals such as WPP and Interpublic. Chief Executive Maurice Levy has blamed Publicis' recent poor performance...

  • *Publicis aims to boost growth after failed Omnicom merger. The French group is hoping rapid growth in both North American and internet advertising, which are far outpacing European and traditional ad formats, will help it catch up with sales gains at rivals such as WPP and Interpublic. Chief Executive Maurice Levy has blamed Publicis' recent poor performance...

  • PARIS, Nov 3- Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising holding company, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accelerate growth after a botched merger earlier this year. For Publicis Chief Executive Maurice Levy, the deal is part of a push to revitalise the group at a time when its quarterly top-line growth...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- WPP Plc, the advertising group run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, posted a slightly lower-than-expected 3 percent quarterly sales rise, reflecting growing concerns over geopolitical tensions and a slowdown in the global economy. WPP, which has more than 179,000 staff in 111 countries, said it expected a slowdown in the fourth quarter,...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Martin Sorrell's advertising group WPP posted a lower than expected 3 percent rise in third-quarter like-for-like net sales on Friday due to growing concerns over geopolitical tensions and a slowdown in the global economy. WPP, which has been growing steadily through the year due to its broad geographic reach and strong presence in digital...

  • Oct 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported quarterly revenue above analysts' expectations, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. Interpublic, whose clients include General Motors Co, Unilever Plc and Johnson& Johnson, reported organic revenue growth of 6.3 percent in the third quarter ended Sept 30. Interpublic, home to...

  • Oct 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported an 8.3 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. Interpublic, whose agencies include McCann Erickson and FCB, said revenue rose to $1.84 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30 from $1.70 billion a year earlier. Net income available to common...

  • PARIS, Oct 2- Ad agency Publicis has kept hold of a major contract with Samsung Electronics, a person familiar with the matter said, calming worries it would lose a client analysts said brought in some 70 million euros last year. Publicis shares were down 0.8 percent at 1531 GMT on Thursday, amid losses across European markets on statements from the European...

  • Will earnings tell the story markets need to hear? Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 6:21 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell in New York.

    Quarterly earnings growth and clues from companies' commentaries will tell whether there really will be a bounce back in growth in the second half.

  • Yahoo CEO falls asleep, late to meeting: Sources Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 5:42 PM ET
    Yahoo's chief executive, Marissa Mayer, speaks at the 2014 Cannes Lions in June in Cannes, France.

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer arrived nearly two hours late to a dinner with important marketing executives, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Gabelli reveals second-half playbook Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    Legendary value investor Mario Gabelli shares three of his top picks for the second half of 2014.

  • Cramer: After failed courtship, second marriage? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    Oftentimes a failed courtship works out for the best. That's true in life and it's particularly true in the market.

  • Squawking Quirky foot fetish & wealth inequality Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Astrotech, Blackberry & More Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Midday movers: Bon-Ton Stores, DR Horton & More Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Too big to work? Why ad giants called off merger Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:24 PM ET
    Omnicom CEO John Wren and Publicis CEO Maurice Levy after announcing a merger of their companies

    The $35 billion merger between Omnicom and Publicis has collapsed as challenges proved too immense for the partners.

  • Wall Street little changed after economic data Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures fluctuated Friday, ahead of more economic data which analysts fear may have been hit by the poor weather.

  • Early movers: JOSB, SJM, AIG, CPB, MSFT, PG & more Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Midday movers: Google, Kansas City & more Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers: