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NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Amazon.com Inc made a play for the increasingly crowded home entertainment arena by unveiling the $99 "Fire TV" video and game streaming device on Wednesday, with hopes of boosting its main online retail business over the longer term.

March 28- Shares of CBS Outdoor Americas Inc rose 9 percent in their trading debut, valuing the company carved out of broadcaster CBS Corp at $3.65 billion as it steps up its efforts to grab more advertising dollars for its billboards. The offering, which raised $560 million, reduced CBS Corp's stake in CBS Outdoor to 83 percent.

LONDON, March 26- Rupert Murdoch has brought eldest son Lachlan back into the leadership of his media empire and promoted younger son James, setting them up to succeed him when the 83- year-old tycoon finally steps down.

March 26- Rupert Murdoch has elevated son Lachlan to the top of his multi-billion dollar family media empire after a seven-year break, appointing him non-executive co-chairman of both News Corp and 21st Century Fox Inc..

Twitter CEO Costolo to make first China visit Sun, 16 Mar '14 | 10:33 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- Twitter Inc CEO Dick Costolo will meet Shanghai government officials, academics and students in his first visit to China, signaling Twitter's interest in cracking a lucrative but thorny market with 600 million Internet users.

NEW YORK, March 14- Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive Warren Buffett said on Friday that his firm had eliminated most of its catastrophe insurance business in the United States.

TOKYO, Feb 6- Sony Corp Chief Executive Offer Kazuo Hirai is seeking to cure a TV business that has lost $7.8 billion over a decade by isolating it to speed up decisions on future strategy.

LONDON, Jan 26- Vice Media, the producer of video reportage targeting the so-called Generation Y of twentysomethings who do not watch much conventional television, is tying up with Greek television broadcaster Antenna Group.

HONG KONG, Jan 24- A state-owned Chinese TV station which has run a string of stories criticising foreign firms has accused U.S. retailer Wal-Mart of circumventing its quality control process and fast-tracking some products with higher profit margins.

Internet-based services such as Netflix Inc have gotten millions of viewers accustomed to catching shows on tablets and phones.

DUBAI, Nov 18- Turn on a Saudi television and you'll usually get a diet of religious programming and uncontroversial imported fare. The programmes of Jeddah- based UTURN, from drama to reality shows, are typical.

*Microsoft, Google running tests in three African countries. *Microsoft in talks with 10 more countries for trials. Elsewhere in the country Microsoft is operating similar pilots.

DUBLIN, Nov 4- When basketball star Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in May, it had all the hallmarks of Vice Media: crazy stunts with a serious agenda, unguarded answers to naive questioning, reporter and viewer left thinking "Did that just happen?"

NEW YORK, Oct 31- Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, urged fellow members of the "privileged 1 percent," earning the highest incomes, to support higher U.S. taxes on carried interest and capital gains to help the economy.

NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stocks were little change on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher after the S&P 500 climbed to a series of records on expectations for continuing Federal Reserve stimulus.

*Apple to report results after market closes. Corporate earnings may serve as a catalyst to further gains, with investors especially looking to Apple Inc results after the market closes.

*Apple to report results after market closes. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, indicating that the rally that took major indexes to record highs would continue with the latest earnings, including Apple's much-anticipated results. The largest U.S. company by market cap, Apple Inc will report after the market closes.

*S&P 500 hit record close Friday after three weeks of gains. *Apple to report results after market closes. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, indicating that the rally that took major indexes to record highs would continue as investors continued to digest corporate earnings results.

Oct 28- Cable television network AMC Networks Inc said it agreed to buy Chellomedia, the international content unit of Liberty Global Inc, for about $1.04 billion. AMC Networks, home to hit shows such as Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, said the businesses being bought include Chello Central Europe, Chello Latin America and Chello zone.

The FCC will discuss the agenda at its next open meeting on Nov. 14. The FCC postponed its vote in February on new media-ownership rules until an outside study of an impact on minority broadcasters was complete. On Thursday, the FCC said it will conduct a study on the Hispanic television landscape in the United States.

Sirius XM Radio has appointed James Meyer as chief executive officer on an interim basis. Meyer will replace Mel Karmazin.

Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is planning to buy SBS Nordic and take a 20 percent of Eurosport Group as it sees better growth opportunities outside the U.S., CEO David Zaslav told CNBC.

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., arrives for a news conference at the Tungaloy Corp. headquarters in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.

Warren Buffett tells CNBC today that he sees some bargain stocks in Europe, and began buying one of them today. As usual, however, Buffett isn't yet revealing the name of the stock he's accumulating for Berkshire Hathaway.   On the other hand, Buffett doesn't find European debt attractive and worries about whether the Euro will survive in its present form.

Warren Buffett Going to Japan for Plant Tour Sun, 20 Nov '11 | 12:07 AM ET

Warren Buffett is making the trip to Japan that he planned, and postponed, last March.  He's  scheduled to attend a “completion ceremony” on Monday, November 21 for a new Tungaloy plant in Fukushima Prefecture. Tungaloy is owned by Berkshire subsidiary Iscar, a toolmaker headquartered in Israel.

Global stock markets are forging ahead with the Dow Industrials claiming the 13,000 level but as February's sudden sell-off reminded investors, things can change in a hurry.  In this special report, CNBC World's Worldwide Exchange program teams up with CNBC.com for a global stocks outlook.

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