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  • Early Movers: WMT, KSS, PG, DWA, HAS & more Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

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

  • Nov 13- Viacom Inc, owner of the Paramount movie studio and cable network MTV and Comedy Central, reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue due to higher affiliate fees and the box-office success of movies such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Revenue in Viacom's movie business, the company's second biggest, rose 12 percent in the fourth quarter,...

  • Viacom revenue rises 9.3 pct Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    Nov 13- Viacom Inc, the owner of cable networks MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio Paramount Pictures, reported a 9.3 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue, helped by growth in its media networks business. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom fell to $732 million from $806 million a year earlier. Earnings per share rose to $1.72...

  • Sideways trading days could gear up the bull again Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:58 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Two lackluster trading days could set the stage for a continued rally as investors await jobs data and earning reports that include Wal-Mart's Q3 results.

  • Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:58 AM ET

    Nov 13- Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015.. During the invite-only beta, PlayStation Vue will initially offer around 75 channels per market from major programmers, such as CBS, Discovery...

  • Sideways trading days could gear up the bull again Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 6:45 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Two lackluster trading days could set the stage for a continued rally as investors await jobs data and earning reports that include Wal-Mart's Q3 results.

  • Stocks have a lot to prove this week Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Now it's up to the stock market to prove it really is in a sweet spot as traders look to retail earnings for clues on the holiday shopping season.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 9- "Big Hero 6," Walt Disney Co's animated superhero film featuring a flying robot, clocked $56.2 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office, topping director Christopher Nolan's space adventure, "Interstellar." If the final figures hold up, it would be only the fourth time in history that two new films had hit the...

  • Stocks have a lot to prove in the week ahead Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 6:47 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Now it's up to the stock market to prove it really is in a sweet spot as traders look to retail earnings for clues on the holiday shopping season.

  • Jon Stewart nabs $17.5M for TriBeCa duplex Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 6:18 PM ET
    Jon Stewart

    The comedian sold his TriBeCa duplex for $17.5 million, three times what he paid for it, the Daily Mail reports.

  • Digital video may kill the TV star Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:14 PM ET
    Charles "Chase" Carey, president and chief operating officer of Twenty-First Century Fox

    Digital video advertising doesn't appear to be the main cause of the recent slump in TV revenue. But the problem isn't going away.

  • Judge dismisses 'Mean Girls' financing fraud case Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Paramount Pictures won the dismissal of a lawsuit in a slate of mid-2000s movies who said the studio concealed a risky business strategy.

  • The judge said the investors failed to present any false statements or actionable omissions by Paramount, and that its alleged misstatements were not material. The ruling came after the investors, including a unit of Allianz SE, finished submitting evidence of Paramount' s liability in the non-jury trial in the case, which had been pending since 2008..

  • District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled that the evidence failed to support the investors' claims and dismissed the case, a Paramount spokesman said. "We are gratified by the decision," said Robert Lawson, a Paramount spokesman. The investors had been seeking $16 million to $24 million in damages from Paramount, which is owned by Viacom Inc, said James...

  • Cramer: Time to buy, buy, buy these stocks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Jim Cramer gets some valuable technical advice from the chart experts, and he thinks it could be time to buy this breed of stock.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Investors who lost money on mid-2000s movies such as "The Manchurian Candidate" took Paramount Pictures to trial on Tuesday in a lawsuit that claims the studio concealed a risky business strategy when it obtained $40 million in financing. Paramount, which is owned by Viacom Inc, says the claims are baseless. The dispute revolves around $40 million...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Nielsen and Adobe Systems Inc announced an alliance on Tuesday that aims to measure the viewership of digital video across all Internet-connected platforms including TVs, smart phones and tablets as the television ecosystem undergoes dramatic change. The move for Nielsen, which dominates traditional TV ratings and Adobe, which has troves of...

  • Is Wall Street tuning out CBS? Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Signage on the CBS Television City building in Los Angeles.

    Shares of CBS have lagged major rivals in 2014 for the first time in years. Weak advertising sales remain a hurdle.

  • After-hours buzz: Starbucks, BBBY & more Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:Bed Bath & Beyond, Viacom, Starbucks & more.

  • Sony PlayStation TV to hit stores on Oct. 14 Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Sept 22- Sony Corp said PlayStation TV set-top box, which allows users to access movies and TV episodes from the PlayStation store, will hit stores in the United States and Canada on Oct. 14. Sony is trying to expand its entertainment network services to compete against players like Amazon.com Inc..