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March 6- Media executive Jack Griffin was appointed on Thursday as chief executive of Tribune Co's forthcoming spinoff newspaper company, Tribune Publishing. Tribune also announced that Eddy Hartenstein, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times and former DirecTV executive, will become non-executive chairman of Tribune Publishing's board.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. company that handles public relations for Russia in the United States distanced itself on Thursday from the Ukraine crisis, saying that it advises the Kremlin largely on economic development, not foreign policy.
LOS ANGELES, March 6- Walt Disney Co said on Thursday that it is cutting jobs in its interactive division, which houses its video game and online properties, and a person with knowledge of the situation said that about 700 jobs would be eliminated. Disney, which announced the job cuts in a statement, declined to comment on the number of jobs affected.
NEW YORK-- The New York Times has printed a correction for misspelling 161 years ago the name of a black man who was sold into slavery and whose memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave." In a Jan. 20, 1853, article, the Times misspelled Solomon Northup's surname as Northrop and as Northrup.
WASHINGTON, March 3- As the years-long fight over the Keystone XL pipeline grinds toward resolution, green groups are broadening their focus to include the possibility that the Obama administration will loosen curbs on how much oil and gas the United States exports.
March 3- In the biggest management reshuffle at Microsoft Corp since Satya Nadella took over as its chief executive, two top executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, will leave the company while a former Clinton family aide will become its chief strategy officer, according to media reports.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- A five-year bull market may have finally outdueled one of the U.S. stock market's biggest bulls, and Warren Buffett will probably tell investors on Saturday that his 43- year run of beating the Street has come to an end.
NEW YORK-- "Fifty Shades of Grey" has joined the 100 million club. Vintage Books announced Wednesday that sales for E L James' sexually explicit trilogy have reached 100 million copies and have spent 100 weeks on The New York Times' paperback best-seller list.
Feb 24- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn accused eBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe of failing to spot- or ignoring- conflicts of interest on the company's board and called again for the spinoff of its fast-growing PayPal division. Marc Andreessen and Scott Cook, both long-term eBay board members, bore the brunt of Icahn's conflict allegations.
NEW YORK, Feb 23- BuzzFeed has come a long way from cat lists. This month one of its journalists was on the ground in Kiev reporting on the crisis in Ukraine, and last December it published an in-depth article on a Chinese dissident living in Harlem, New York.
WASHINGTON, Feb 21- If U.S. antitrust enforcers decide to challenge the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, it may be because of an idea with a funny-sounding name that has been gaining currency in government offices.
Feb 19- Renaissance Learning, an education technology start-up, said on Wednesday that Google Inc's investment fund had bought a minority stake in the company, valuing it at $1 billion. The Renaissance investment is Google's first in education. New York Times said on Wednesday Google's investment was $40 million.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday acknowledged concerns by fellow Democrats, including the top two in Congress, about President Barack Obama's free-trade agenda but defended the U.S. pursuit of a proposed pan-Pacific trade pact.
TOKYO, Feb 12- SoftBank Corp, which runs Japan's third-largest mobile carrier by subscriber numbers, reported a dip in third-quarter net profit after a string of acquisitions incurred steep integration costs. The company, whose mobile arm lags those of NTT DoCoMo Inc and KDDI Corp in Japan, is now reportedly on the hunt for U.S.
One ranks among the greatest wealth creators of all time. The other has made investing during crisis an art form. Who has mattered more?
The book, "Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe From Gun Violence," builds on an opinion piece by Giffords published last April in The New York Times after gun control legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate, according to a statement from Scribner, the publisher.
Feb 10- China's top insurance regulator directly asked JPMorgan Chase& Co CEO Jamie Dimon to hire a family friend as a "favor," The New York Times reported, citing a confidential email. At the time of that meeting, JPMorgan was seeking lucrative work from Chinese insurance companies, the newspaper said.
HONG KONG, Feb 10- Swiss bank UBS AG has put two bankers on leave as part of an internal investigation into the hiring of a close relative connected to a potential Chinese corporate client, IFR reported on Monday.
Republicans and conservatives have concluded that they had fallen dangerously behind Democrats in the realm of technology. NYT reports.
Greeks are transfixed over allegations that arms makers from Germany, France, Sweden and Russia passed out bribes, The New York Times reports.