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  • *Publishers can choose not to participate in Google project. *Deal does not affect Google's litigation with Author's Guild. Google and the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday that U.S. publishers can decide whether they want their books made available through Google or not.

  • *Publisher can choose not to participate in Google's Library Project. Google and the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday that U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Library Project.

  • *Publisher can choose to participate in Google's Library Project. Oct 4- Google Inc and a group of publishers have agreed to a settlement, capping seven years of litigation over the rights of publishers and Google's mission to become the world's digital library.

  • *Publishers and Google reach agreement. *As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not. *Says under the agreement, books scanned by Google in the library project can.

  • The boozy reality TV series about a group of self-proclaimed "guidos" and "guidettes" cohabiting in a run-down Seaside Heights, N.J., party house is winding down as its sixth _ and MTV promises final _ season gets under way almost three years after it debuted and became a pop-cultural situation spawning catchphrases, punch lines, hairdos and tabloid fodder.

  • *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;.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK Oct 1- Hedge fund manager Zack Buckley made the case against data analytics company Splunk Inc, sending the recently public company's shares falling on Monday.

  • 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.

  • MTV show "Jersey Shore" cast members (l-r): Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Jenni "J-Woww'" Farley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and DJ Pauly D Delvecchio.

    MTV gave the last call for "Jersey Shore," saying the raucous reality show will conclude after its upcoming sixth season, which begins Oct. 4.

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  • A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    One contributor from TheStreet.com says stock pickers should consider five of the top-performing dividend payers in one of the market's most dynamic spaces — media and telecommunications stocks BCE, Disney, Time Warner, Verizon, and Viacom as examples of dividend-paying stocks.

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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway did a lot of selling this spring, with big dollar cuts to its holdings of J&J, P&G, and Kraft.

  • Cinderella's Castle

    On the heels of 'The Avengers' massive performance and the successful launch of Cars Land at its California theme park, Disney is expected to report stronger results across its segments on Tuesday after the bell.

  • 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.

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    Construction and manufacturing may have added to what is expected to have been just a meager pickup in job growth in July.