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  • Jan 26- Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc said it would acquire privately held rival MOM Brands Co for about $1.15 billion to expand in the growing bagged and hot cereal categories, sending its shares up as much as 9 percent. U.S. sales of bagged cereals grew 5.6 percent annually in the past four years, even though overall sales of cereals fell, Post said, quoting data...

  • NEW YORK— Except for CBS, the broadcast networks mostly closed up shop last week. At least, that's the suggestion from Nielsen, which says the average prime-time audience for CBS matched the total viewership for ABC, Fox and NBC. Meanwhile, CBS logged a dozen of the week's Top 20 shows and Fox scored three, effectively shutting out ABC and NBC.

  • Brewing goliaths struggle to fit in at craft beer party Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ BRUSSELS, Jan 21- At Top Hops on Manhattan's hip Lower East Side, drinkers can choose from 20 beers on tap from Dark Penance to Devil Dancer and over 600 more in bottles. The bar is tapping into the surge in demand for craft beers and finds only the occasional customer opting for Budweiser or other brands of the two major brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and...

  • Estimated 19.3 million viewers for Globes Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    PASADENA, Calif.— The Nielsen company says an estimated 19.3 million people watched the Golden Globes ceremony on NBC on Sunday night. Nielsen said Monday that it represents the most-watched prime-time entertainment program on NBC since the 2014 Golden Globes ceremony. NBC is a division of Comcast Corp..

  • Chobani plans to name a new chief executive in the first half of 2015 and among the candidates to replace company founder Hamdi Ulukaya as CEO is interim president and chief operating officer Kevin Burns, a senior partner at Texas- based TPG with a reputation as a turnaround expert with experience in manufacturing. Ulukaya will remain chairman, Chobani's Chief...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 29- Consumers paid $15 million in just four days to watch "The Interview" from the comfort of their couches, building expectations that other hot, new films might also make their debut online. But Hollywood is not quite ready to give that to viewers, experts say. The experiment, a last-ditch effort by the unit of Sony Corp to keep "The Interview" alive...

  • Retailer Colleen Rast, who sells new brand-name apparel and vintage collectibles through eBay and Amazon, was hit with a $150 customs bill when a New Zealand boutique returned a shipment with a retail value of $1,000. Small firms accounted for more than half of eBay's U.S., British and German cross-border holiday transactions in 2013. This year, 27 percent of...

  • Midday movers: Delta Air Lines, Exxon Mobil & more Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Nov 27- Subdued food price inflation in Europe is unlikely to pick up any time soon, adding to the pressure on mainstream grocers as they struggle with changing shopping habits and competition from discounters. Prices paid in Europe for fast-moving consumer goods rose at their slowest pace since 2010 in the third quarter, and fell in Spain, France...

  • What will Nielsen's streaming measurement reveal? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    File photo of a protest sign aimed at Nielsen ratings.

    Nielsen's measurement of online streaming may help companies evaluate licensing of shows and see how many people still watch on TVs.

  • The report was based on Nielsen data on advertising exposure from 2013 and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But Yale researchers said beverage companies continued to reach young people through sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as mobile apps, and much of that marketing promoted unhealthy products. The Yale report examined total...

  • Early Movers: LOW, SPLS, PETM, DRI, DG & more Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:12 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.

  • Oct 30- MasterCard Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.5 percent jump in quarterly profit as efforts to expand its international business pay off, with more people willing to use cards instead of cash. "We are pleased with the announcement and see it as a good step in the right direction," MasterCard Chief Executive Ajay Banga said on a post-earnings...

  • Oct 30- MasterCard Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.5 percent jump in quarterly profit as a rise in global consumer confidence encouraged its customers to use cards to make purchases. MasterCard's net income rose to $1.02 billion, or 87 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $879 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Oct 29- Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as improving consumer confidence worldwide encouraged more shoppers to use plastic. On an adjusted basis, the company's net income rose 14 percent to $1.4 billion, or $2.18 per Class A share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Consumer confidence in the United States jumped in the third quarter and improved globally, although people were more optimistic about job prospects than their personal finances, a survey showed on Wednesday. India remained the most bullish consumer market, while Italy became the most pessimistic, according to the survey by global information...

  • Oct 23- Shares of Build-a-Bear Workshop Inc and Jakks Pacific Inc jumped after the struggling toy retailers forecast strong holiday sales, indicating that a bumper fourth quarter could go a long way in lifting the companies' sagging fortunes. Jakks Pacific's shares touched a five-month high of $8.99. Based on strong demand for Frozen Snow Glow Elsa doll and...

  • 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...

  • LONDON, Sept 29- The mobile Internet economy remains mostly uncharted territory for app publishers, their competitors, the advertisers who support them, and investors deciding where to place their bets.

  • 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.