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  • Early movers: GS, AMTD, GE, TEL, NFLX, IBM & more Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 8:20 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • RPT-Home for the Holidays? Hold the sugar, please Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 23- Bagged or boxed, brown or powdered, Americans are buying markedly less sugar this year, a trend nowhere more noticeable than during the holidays when home-baking picks up. In the biggest decline in sugar sales in at least four years, purchases have fallen 4.4 percent in the year through October, according to Nielsen data, a drop grocers attribute to...

  • Home for the Holidays? Hold the sugar, please Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 23- Bagged or boxed, brown or powdered, Americans are buying markedly less sugar this year, a trend nowhere more noticeable than during the holidays when home-baking picks up. In the biggest decline in sugar sales in at least four years, purchases have fallen 4.4 percent in the year through October, according to Nielsen data, a drop grocers attribute to...

  • *US cognac sales set to overtake China this year. The big four producers-- LVMH Moet Hennessy, Remy Cointreau, Pernod Ricard and Beam Suntory-- have turned more of their attention to the U.S. following a drop in sales in China after an anti-graft campaign. On its home turf cognac is seen as the drink of choice for mature gentlemen but in the United States it is often...

  • Nov 18- Television networks and advertisers got an early holiday gift from ratings agency Nielsen and video streaming provider Roku Inc after a joint study showed 27 percent of all viewing on a Roku device is made up of two or more people. Nielsen and Roku will release the data on Thursday. The data is not surprising given that parents tend to watch television with...

  • Nov 12- Viacom Inc is cutting the number of TV advertisements it airs in a bid to boost ratings. They added that a drop in ads would only put Viacom in line with rivals rather than turn it into a premium, low-ad destination. By slashing ads Viacom is following some of its leading rivals in an attempt to reverse declining ratings and advertising revenues as' cord...

  • Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and Viacom Inc are each opening labs where they will study TV viewers in mock living rooms filled with infrared cameras tracking their biometrics- such things as eye movements and facial reactions made while hooked up to skin sensors and heart monitors. Viacom's lab, which is being built in New York, will include...

  • The British Chambers of Commerce said firms taking part in its quarterly trade survey reported the most limited growth in overseas sales and orders since the second quarter of 2009, when Britain was coming to the end of its worst recession in decades. However, a more recent survey by financial data company Markit reported a rebound in factory activity and...

  • Phil Couchman, an executive at freight company DHL which sponsored the BCC survey, linked the weakness in exports to uncertainty in the euro zone and economic instability in China and elsewhere. A separate survey of consumer confidence, published by market research company Nielsen on Tuesday, showed morale in the third quarter was the highest since the survey...

  • LONDON, Sept 29- The owners of Quorn, a line of meat-free packaged foods, is facing takeover interest from a range of parties from Asia, Europe and North America, as they look to cash in on the world's growing appetite for healthier food. Monde Nissin from the Philippines and Wilmar International from Singapore are among the parties to have shown an interest,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The Republican presidential candidates' prime-time debate on CNN attracted an average of 22.9 million viewers, the network said on Thursday, making it the highest-rated program in the channel's history. The figures, based on Nielsen data, fell short of the 24 million who tuned in last month when Republican candidates took part in a debate on...

  • Commercial breaks mean mobile usage for TV viewers Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Woman using mobile device while watching tv

    People have pretty much stopped watching commercials and instead just switch to their smartphone, according to new data.

  • LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry: Who wins for marketers? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 4:10 PM ET
    LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during Game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 9, 2015, in Cleveland.

    A new Nielsen study looks at the consumer purchasing behaviors of LeBron James and Stephen Curry fans.

  • Hiring young data pros? Here's what they want Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Data analyst

    Entry-level data scientists often prefer start-ups and small firms, where they believe they'll get to tackle tough problems.

  • Polling is getting harder, time for a disruptor! Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    A woman stands inside a closed school that is being used as a polling station in west London, Britain May 7, 2015.

    Time to shake up the polling and market research business.

  • Early movers: BA, KO, TMO, NLSN, AN & more Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Time Warner and Viacom move away from Nielsen Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Television

    Time Warner and Viacom are attempting to focus on result focused ads.

  • 'SNL' 40th anniversary bash watched by 23 million Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:55 PM ET
    Mike Meyers as Wayne, and Dana Carvey as Garth during the Wayne's World skit on SNL, February 15, 2015.

    The Nielsen ratings company says NBC's "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary bash has drummed up a huge audience

  • Early movers: TIME, AVP, RIO, NLSN, CSCO & more Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Netflix earnings: What the Street is looking for Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    As Netflix prepares to release its Q4 results, analysts point to one particular albatross weighing on the streaming service's shares: user growth.