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  • 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..

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Sept. 19, led by "The Maze Runner," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. $2.7 million 8 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles........... $2.7 million 9 The Drop...............................

  • Disney eyes bigger picture with Bollywood link Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 7:30 PM ET

    'Khoobsurat' is the first Hindi-language film for many years to be officially branded as a Disney movie in India. The Financial Times reports.

  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- The head of Sony Corp's PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the Japanese electronics firm's mobile business which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony's stock reeling.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- Sony Corp's game division head said he hopes the unit can raise its profit outlook for a second time this financial year as sales of the latest PlayStation console and subscription services for games and other content far exceed expectations. Sony had sold more than 10 million PlayStation 4 game consoles as of Aug. 13.

  • Sept 17- Discovery Communications Inc is seeking a controlling interest in The Hub, reducing partner and toymaker Hasbro Inc's share of the children's cable TV network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

  • "No Good Deed" collected $24.5 million in domestic ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak. "Guardians" became the first film of 2014 to bring in more than $300 million at North American theaters, distributor Walt Disney Co said.

  • Asian equity markets were mixed on the final trading day of the week as investors avoided making aggressive bets before a key set of Chinese data over the weekend.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch an Internet-based television service in the first half of next year, its chief executive said on Thursday, in a move intended to shake up traditional cable and satellite TV services. In January, Verizon bought an Intel Corp venture to create a web-based TV service.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 10- Time Warner Inc and CBS Corp signaled on Wednesday that they were increasingly open to one day making HBO and Showtime available directly to consumers over the Internet without a subscription to a cable television service.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Sept 7- "Guardians of the Galaxy," already the biggest film of the year, continued its improbable assault on the box office, collecting $10.2 million in weekend sales to lead all films after more than a month in theaters. "If I Stay" was third with sales of $5.8 million, according to the box office tracking site Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Sept 7- "Guardians of the Galaxy," already the biggest film of the year, continued its improbable assault on the box office, collecting $10.2 million to lead all films after a month in theaters. "If I Stay" was third with sales of $5.8 million, according to the box office tracking site Rentrak.

  • Clooney to direct film on phone-hacking scandal Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    George Clooney attends the British premiere of the film "The Monuments Men" in London.

    Sony Pictures Entertainment said it will make a movie directed by George Clooney on News Corp's phone-hacking scandal. The New York Times reports.