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  • '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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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
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    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.

  • 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.

  • Early movers: UPS, MRK, PFE, MCD, DRI, HLF & more Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

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