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  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly profit on Wednesday as asset sales slowed and compensation costs rose. ENI was 85 cents per adjusted unit after taxes, below the average analyst estimate of $1.01, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • *Sentiment jumps in France, Greece, Portugal. Globally, consumer confidence returned to pre-financial crisis levels in the first three months of this year, at its highest since the first quarter of 2007, the survey by global information and insights company Nielsen showed on Wednesday.

  • April 7- Longtime ratings laggard NBC is expected to win this season's broadcast TV ratings race in the age group most prized by advertisers, 18 to 49, for the first time in a decade, NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke said on Monday.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 3- Comedian David Letterman, who brought a sardonic, offbeat wit to late-night television, along with bits such as "Stupid Pet Tricks" and his "Top 10" list, will retire as host of "The Late Show" on CBS in 2015, he said during the taping of his show in New York.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, March 30- "Noah", starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure who built an ark to save his family and specimens of every animal from the great flood, collected $44 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO's "Game of Thrones" unsheathes a fourth season that could see it crowned as the cable network's most watched series in history.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 4- The audience that tuned in to watch ABC's live telecast of the Oscars hosted by Ellen DeGeneres on Sunday was the show's highest in 14 years after ratings were upwardly revised. Walt Disney Co's ABC network has signed on to broadcast the film industry's highest honors through 2020..

  • UPDATE 1-Facebook says makes progress targeting users Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    Feb 26- Facebook highlighted on Wednesday two ad campaigns in an attempt to persuade advertisers that its massive membership base and ability to home in on specific audiences makes it a more effective advertising platform than broadcast TV.

  • Facebook says makes progress targeting users Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    Feb 26- Facebook highlighted on Wednesday two ad campaigns in an attempt to persuade advertisers that its massive membership base and ability to home in on specific audiences makes it a more effective advertising platform than broadcast TV.

  • U.S. housing recovery uneven across markets, study finds Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    By 2018, the median price of single-family homes will be close to the peak reached in 2006 before the national market cratered, according to the study from the Demand Institute, a nonprofit think tank operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen.

  • BOSTON, Feb. 25- When Alice Bast was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1994, she had to scour local health-food stores and send away to Canada for the gluten-free food her condition necessitated. Dillon estimates that where she used to spend $90 per week on groceries for her family of four, her weekly bill now is at least $130.

  • Fox's ratings hopes pinned on ex-CNBC anchor Bartiromo Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Feb 24- Maria Bartiromo, whose high-profile Wall Street coverage earned her the nickname "Money Honey" during two decades on business channel CNBC, now takes aim at her former employer as host of a new morning show on the rival Fox Business Network.

  • Early movers: PETM, FL, WMT, UAL & more Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

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

  • After-hours buzz: Gap, Intuit & more Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 5:21 PM ET

    Companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • Early movers: LOW, JCP, SPLS, BBY & more Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 7:54 AM ET

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

  • U.S. stock index futures signaled a sharply lower open Wednesday, amid worries over financial conditions in China and as investors digested a mixed bag of corporate earnings.

  • How Nielsen measures Twitter TV audiences Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    The new ratings will measure the number of people tweeting about television programs, and the number of people who actually view those tweets.

  • Spanish-language film storms US box office Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    'Instructions Not Included,' a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, generated $10 million in sales over the weekend, a record for a Spanish film in the US.

  • Short sellers raising bets on S&P 500 stocks Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 5:33 PM ET

    As the S&P 500 continues to trade near record highs, short interest appears to be on the rise.

  • UK porn ban: No sex please, we're British Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    As U.K. Internet surfers prepare for major changes to the availability of online porn, U.S. porn companies are scrambling to determine the consequences for their bottom lines.