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  • For example, HBO has made its shows and movies available online for $15 a month to people who don't pay for cable, while Showtime has an $11- a-month service debuting this month. CBS and Nickelodeon also have Internet offerings that don't require a cable subscription. Rather, the Lifetime Movie Club service will let viewers watch a rotating pool of movies, about 30...

  • Nielsen's top programs for June 22-28 Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:36 PM ET

    2. "NCIS," CBS, 8.78 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.25 million. 7. "Dateline NBC," NBC, 6.87 million.

  • Campbell movie sets standard for CNN film Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:34 PM ET

    The Nielsen company said 2.76 million people watched " Glen Campbell... Meanwhile, Lester Holt earned bragging rights during his first week as Brian Williams' replacement as NBC "Nightly News" anchor. ABC's "World News Tonight" had 7.7 million viewers and the " CBS Evening News" had 6.6 million.

  • *NBC drops' Miss USA' and' Miss Universe' pageants. June 29- NBC cut ties with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and the "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday after the real estate developer and TV personality made comments insulting Mexicans earlier this month. The decision by Comcast Corp- owned NBC was announced four days after Spanish-language...

  • STOCKHOLM, June 23- Swedish fashion company Hennes& Mauritz is focusing on its ethical profile to drive long-term sales growth as shoppers become more interested in how clothes are produced as well as their environmental impact, its new sustainability chief said. The fashion industry has come under increasing pressure to cut water use and pesticides in...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll. The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll. The findings support evidence that smokers are using both traditional tobacco products and e-cigarettes to deliver...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney& Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price. About 85 percent of people aged 18 to 34 own them, according to...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Allison Armor loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. Armor, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney& Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price. About 85 percent of people aged 18 to 34 own them, according to...

  • Retailers Walgreen Co and Payless Shoesource Inc, and hotel chain group Choice Hotels International Inc on Tuesday followed the lead of General Mills Inc in removing their ads from the program. "We share your concerns and we have decided to remove our advertising from the show," said Choice Hotels, which runs Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge chains, among others.

  • May 19- The series finale of the critically acclaimed TV show "Mad Men" drew 3.3 million viewers on Sunday, according to Nielsen, a fraction of the audiences that tuned in for the endings of seminal dramas "Breaking Bad" and "The Sopranos." The AMC cable channel series, which chronicled the advertising world and shifts in American society during the 1960 s through its...

  • May 19- The series finale of critically acclaimed "Mad Men" drew 3.3 million viewers on average on Sunday, according to Nielsen.

  • April 30- Viacom Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday though the media company is still struggling to turn around advertising declines in the United States. Viacom, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, has been challenged over the past several quarters because of drops in Nielsen ratings and changing TV viewing habits,...

  • April 30- Viacom Inc, owner of Paramount Pictures and cable channels Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, reported an unexpected fall in quarterly revenue as weak cable ratings depressed income from advertising in the United States. Viacom, controlled by billionaire Sumner Redstone, said domestic advertising revenue fell 5 percent in the second quarter...

  • April 24- Fifteen years and 31 trading days. A lot has changed- Apple Inc, now the most highly valued U.S. public company, had a meager $4.49 share price and certainly was not on Wall Street's hot list. Nasdaq value April 23 2015 March 2000 $8.2 trillion $6.6 trillion Nasdaq P/E April 2015 March 2000.

  • 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.

  • *West Africa produces 70 percent of world's cocoa. Other African companies such as Ghana's Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder and sugar. Multinationals such as Nestle mass produce chocolate in South Africa for the continent's consumers and source ingredients globally.

  • LONDON, April 16- Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker, reported slower quarterly trading on Thursday, hurt by tough comparisons in Britain and retailers reducing inventory in Southeast Asia. Diageo shares were down 2.9 percent at 1911 pence by 0837 GMT. Analysts were hoping for signs of improvement in the United States, Diageo's largest profit driver,...

  • Diageo quarterly sales fall Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:23 AM ET

    LONDON, April 16- Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker, reported slower quarterly trading on Thursday, hurt by tough comparisons in Britain and retailers reducing inventory in Southeast Asia. The quarterly report is the last of its kind for Diageo, which will do only half-year reporting from next financial year. Analysts were hoping for signs of...

  • Analytics firm Retail Next raises $125 mln in new funding Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    CHICAGO, April 15- In-store analytics firm Retail Next has raised $125 million in a fresh funding round from investors led by private equity firm Activant Capital Group, the company said on Wednesday. Other investors including August Capital, Star Vest Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and card company American Express also invested in the...