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  • Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    The alliance of major companies including Nestle and Google aims to create tens of thousands additional jobs— or apprenticeships and internships that lead to jobs— over the next several years.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 12- As electronic cigarettes flew off shelves on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years, investors flocked to a business some hope will be the future for tobacco.

  • Correction: Jake Leinenkugel-Retirement story Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE— In a story Sept. 9 about the retirement of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company's president, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nielsen's Andrea Riberi said the brewery's beer is ideally suited to the 18- to 25- year-old market. Jake Leinenkugel announces retirement, hands control of Wisconsin craft brewer to brother.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Alison LePard, a 19- year-old college sophomore from Wellesley, Massachusetts, says that when she shops for clothes and accessories, her goal is a look that is uniquely hers.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Alison LePard, a 19- year-old college sophomore from Wellesley, Massachusetts, says that when she shops for clothes and accessories, her goal is a look that is uniquely hers.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 9- Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off the largest album release in history at Tuesday's Apple Inc event to launch new products, after making its latest record available for free on Apple's iTunes online stores to half a billion iTunes users.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 9- Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple Inc's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch and a mobile payments system.

  • Aug 26- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, said same-store sales were expected to fall and higher discounting would erode margins in the second half of the year.

  • That helped push global consumer confidence up in the second quarter to its highest since the first quarter of 2007, according to the survey by global information and insights company Nielsen. India overtook Indonesia as the most optimistic consumer market, while Portugal and Slovenia were the most pessimistic.

  • July 16- If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc and CNN is put up for sale, the 24- hour cable news network could be worth $5 billion, according to one analyst's estimate. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday it made an offer to buy Time Warner for about $80 billion.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 14- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Monday announced a reorganization of its television business as the network sought to push itself out of last place among the big U.S. broadcasters.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 2- Facebook Inc wants its users in India to hang up on advertisers. The ads are part of Facebook's effort to bolster its business in countries such as Brazil, India and Indonesia, which could help Facebook boost its overall revenue.

  • DOHA, July 2- Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded television station whose reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings won it millions of viewers in the Middle East, is defiant following a backlash by Arab governments that accuse it of supporting Islamists.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 29- Kevin Reilly, the top executive at Fox broadcast television, is leaving the network next month, the company said on Thursday, after Fox slumped to last place in ratings among the big U.S. broadcasters.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 29- Kevin Reilly, the chairman of entertainment at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's broadcasting division, will step down at the end of June, the company said on Thursday. Fox dropped to fourth among broadcast networks, averaging 7.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen data.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 20- Facebook Inc is expanding its new video advertising service, allowing marketers to show the television-like spots to users of the social network in Britain, Brazil and five other countries, the company told Reuters.

  • *Greens Party vows to force early election. *Labor Party preferred to government, 56-44 percent- Nielsen. "Within a very short period of time he has effectively turned around to the people who voted for him and said' Stuff you'," Greens Party deputy leader Adam Bandt told Reuters.

  • But "it's quite likely it'll end up being a two-hour show on one night through most of its run," Fox Broadcasting Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said on a conference call on Monday.

  • May 8- CBS Corp, owner of the most watched U.S. television network, reported lower-than-expected revenue as advertising fell 12 percent, sending its shares down 3 percent in extended trading.

  • *Russian juice market fell 6 pct in 9 mths of 2013- Nielsen. *Coca-Cola, PepsiCo facing competition from local brands. MOSCOW, May 8- Coca-Cola Co is closing two of its four fruit juice plants in Russia in response to falling demand, putting at risk hundreds of jobs in a business which the U.S. company had bought for $276 million four years ago.