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  • Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is buying a majority stake in Kraft Foods Group Inc to create the third-largest North American food company, executives said on Wednesday. Company Annual sales Brands PepsiCo Inc $37.2 bln Pepsi, Lays, Tropicana,. *Reuters calculations based on data from annual report All figures for...

  • March 10- Happy anniversary, Nasdaq. A lot has changed- Apple Inc wasn't even on the radar then. Nasdaq value March 2015 March 2000 $8.01 trillion $6.6 trillion Nasdaq P/E March 2015 March 2000.

  • *4th- qtr profit of $1.06/ shr vs est $0.99. *4th- qtr revenue of $609.4 mln vs est $602.4 mln. Feb 26- AMC Networks Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strong ratings for its hit zombie drama "The Walking Dead" and its purchase of BBC America.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 23- Sunday's Academy Awards telecast on ABC drew its smallest audience in six years with 36.6 million average viewers, according to Nielsen figures, in what critics deemed a long, lackluster show and limited box office appeal among top nominees. Nielsen data on Monday showed a 16 percent decline from last year, a significant drop for Walt Disney...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A fight between an upstart Spanish language TV network and Comcast Corp has provided more ammunition for critics who fear Comcast would gain too much market power if its buyout of Time Warner Cable Inc goes ahead, antitrust attorneys said. Formed by the son of a Mexican immigrant in 2009, Estrella TV currently is distributed by Comcast in 16...

  • '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.

  • FACTBOX-Single serve coffee's rise Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 8:11 PM ET

    In 2009, Folgers, owned by J.M. Smucker Co. led the single-serve pack, with 17.9 percent market share and sales of $1.5 billion, data from market research firm Euromonitor show. Leading single-serve maker Keurig Green Mountain was seventh, with 2.7 percent market share and sales of $224 million. In the 52 weeks ended Jan. 24, single-serve accounted for 40 percent of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Stephen Shapiro says he "couldn't survive" without his Keurig single-serve coffee machine. "I wake up, before I even go to the bathroom I turn my Keurig on," said the 75- year-old retired health food store owner, who splits his time between New York and Boca Raton, Florida. Sales of coffee pods for the slick single-serve machines like Keurig Green...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Hershey Co's announcement on Thursday that it will buy jerky maker Krave Pure Foods Inc reflects a growing appetite for healthy snacks in the United States, even those that were once considered gas station staples. According to Nielsen data released earlier this month, 30 percent of U.S. consumers specifically look for food that is high in...

  • Jan 29- Viacom Inc is jumping on the direct-to-consumer bandwagon with plans to introduce an online video streaming product for its children's cable network Nickelodeon, the company's chief executive said on Thursday. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman did not offer much detail including pricing about the subscription offering, but said more information will be...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Spotify shakes off Taylor Swift spat as users hit 60M Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Taylor Swift performing

    Spotify added 2.5 million paying subscribers and 10 million users in the last two months of 2014, despite a backlash from stars.

  • Midday movers: Chevron, Hess, Morgan Stanley & more Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:55 PM ET
    Wall Street subway station NYSE

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • 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...

  • In Disney's hands, fairy tales grow up Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    Audiences seem to be falling out of love with traditional fairy tales and their happy endings.

  • Midday movers: Delta Air Lines, Exxon Mobil & more Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Wall Street New York Stock Exchange NYSE American Flags

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • 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.