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Viacom May Tighten Reins on Paramount

“This summer was a tough one,” said Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore. Viacom's outgoing chairman and former CEO, Philippe Dauman, had been looking to lessen...

'Ben-Hur' is Epic, Big-Budget Bust

Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore said harsh critical reviews likely weighed on the “Ben-Hur” box office, especially in a summer that has seen audiences underwhelmed...

A Boxing Champ With Angels in Her Corner

Inside the ring, Shields is fast, strong and aggressive. She also has immense confidence, saying outright there is no question she will retain her Olympic...

Theranos Dealt Sharp Blow as Elizabeth Holmes Is Banned From Operating Labs

Silicon Valley startup Theranos Inc. is fighting for its life after regulators decided to revoke its license to operate a lab in California because of...

Australia Election Winner to Face Restive Senate

SYDNEY—For the eventual winner of Australia's cliffhanger national elections, forming a government is only the first step: an even bigger challenge looms in navigating legislation...

FAA Grants Its First Approval for Flights of Commercial Drones at Night

An FAA spokeswoman didn't have any immediate comment. But in a detailed, 24-page decision, John Duncan, head of the FAA's flight-standards service, laid out the...

Ex-Education Secretary Arne Duncan Plans Chicago Job-Training Project

He drew fire from the left for emphasizing test-based accountability and from the right for supporting the Common Core academic standards. The U. S. Senate...

Van Dyck Finds a Modern Following

His abilities were clear even in childhood, and as a young man he assisted the great Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens. By then, van Dyck...

'Ride Along 2' Ends 'Star Wars' Reign at the Box Office

The movie's studio, Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures, didn't reach out to the candidates, said Rob Moore, the studio's vice chairman. “We hoped we would get...

Studio's New Movie Distribution Strategy Set for First Test

“There's been no effect on the consumer interest based on this alternative windowing,” said Rob Moore, Paramount's vice chairman. “Paranormal” and “Scouts Guide” each cost...

Egypt Rejects Criticism of Journalists' Jail Sentences

This decision severely undermines confidence in the rule of law in Egypt,” said Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign and Consular Affairs...

Paramount to Speed Up Home Release of Movies

The studio's vice chairman, Rob Moore, said the same terms will be available to other theater chains, but Paramount has so far struck deals only...

'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator' Sequels Short on Box-Office Fireworks

“The U.S. audience has definitely been taking a 'you-have-to-impress-me' attitude on sequels,” said Rob Moore, vice chairman of Viacom Inc. VIA 0.84 % 's Paramount...

Shell-Led Natural Gas Export Project in Canada Clears Environmental Hurdles

Financial Post... supplier of energy to the world that is firmly committed to making environmental assessment decisions that protect the environment while growing our economy...

JDA Takes Supply Chain Software to Google Cloud

“Retailers…see Amazon Web Services as essentially subsidizing the low prices Amazon is able to offer on products,” said Nikki Baird, managing partner at research firm...

As the China-US Tire Battle Rolls On, American Consumers Pay More

(blog) (blog)“We take no position at Goodyear” on the trade case, said Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. executive vice president Laura Thompson, in a...

Bunge, Saudi Venture to Buy 50.1% Stake in Canadian Wheat Board

CBC.caCanada has approved the deal with G3, which it said “ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector,” Canadian...

Canada Restricts Large-Scale Fishing in Large Area of Beaufort Sea

... which will allow both Canada and the Inuvialuit to recognize their mutual responsibilities for the protection of the Beaufort Sea ecosystem,” said a statement...

Footage From 1976 Documents Discovery of Ebola Virus

Guido van der Groen, co-discoverer on the team, to the Belgian national broadcaster in July. The team filmed their activities with a small color-film camera...

US Town that Ran Afoul of Buy American Rules Gets Reprieve

Toronto Star (blog)Canada is pleased that the issue has been resolved satisfactorily, said a spokeswoman for Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast. “The situation in Morrison...

Canadian National Freight Train Derails in Saskatchewan

Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Tuesday that it had dispatched a team of three investigators to the Saskatchewan site, according to Rob Johnston, central...

GOP Senate Races Get Cash Infusion

Rob Portman, finance chairman of the NRSC. “Our record fundraising month is an ... McConnell with a clear lead, this Bluegrass Poll is obviously an...

G-20 Reaffirms Vow to Boost Global Growth

Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said action was needed avert the potential for a deflationary spiral in Europe. His German counterpart, Wolfgang Schäuble, backed the...

Corporate Watch: News Digest

A spokeswoman for Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt said the Canadian government will fine Canadian National Railway Co. for the lapse, though she said the size...

Lawmakers Plan to Introduce Bill Regulating 'Political Intelligence'

The SEC said in court filings this year that it believes a top health-care aide in the House may have been a source for information...

Ties to Scotland Bring Debate to US

John Duncan Jr. , a Tennessee Republican who co-chairs the Friends of Scotland Caucus in the House. "I'm very much pro-independence," he said. "If they...

Canada Ratifies Investment Deal With China

The foreign-investment promotion and protection agreement, designed to enhance two-way investment flows, will come into force on Oct. 1, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast said...

Canadian Troops Won't Have Combat Role in Iraq

Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson declined to answer questions on the precise number of troops headed to Iraq, or when they will set foot in...

Jindal Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has criticized the governor's current opposition to Common Core as politically driven. Mr. Duncan's office didn't immediately respond Wednesday to...

Jaguars Unleashed: A British Road Rally in the Hamptons

"Most of you are wondering what in the hell you'll be doing," said Andy Duncan, the founder of Bullrun, which operated this rally as well...

Canadian Rail Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods Rose Last Year

CTV News On Tuesday, Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Canadian officials took the TSB's report on Lac-Mégantic "seriously" and would review it thoroughly. The government...

Honolulu's Kahala Avenue Begins a New Chapter

Last fall, a few months after he was charged in Tokyo with tax evasion, Mr. Kawamoto sold all of his Kahala properties for $128 million...

Key Canada Events: Week of Aug. 11-15

(blog)Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will hold a press conference in Quebec on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ahead of his summer policy retreat. The...

In Bond Markets, Long Is Going Strong

Governments and companies around the world are borrowing cash they won't have to repay for at least three decades, seizing upon this year's unexpected fall...

Canadian National CEO Says Rail System Ready for Harvest

Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, who helped steer this spring's legislation through the country's parliament, is scheduled to unveil new regulations that would give the...

Joe Oliver's Balanced Budget Target Draws Nearer

(blog) (blog)Finance Minister Joe Oliver has been saying with confidence in recent weeks that Canada's federal government is headed toward a balanced budget in...

Paul Ryan to Propose Sweeping Consolidation in Antipoverty Pitch

Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.) said, "Democrats welcome any ideas that lift more Americans out of poverty and create pathways into the middle class. But...

It's Just Lunch

Thanks to Jeryl Bier, Chris Papouras, Eric Jensen, Peter Krauss, Brent Burkholder, Martin Cloutier, Jeff Guinn, Winfield Myers, Michele Schiesser, Irene DeBlasio, Tony Lima, Macrena...

Canada's Oliver Unveils Blue-Chip Advisory Team

(blog)Mr. Oliver took the helm at finance in March and his choices stand in contrast to those of former finance minister Jim Flaherty. There...

Race to Cut Taxes Fuels Urge to Merge

The deals, mostly in the pharmaceutical industry but also cropping up in retail, consumer and manufacturing, have come fast and furious amid two trends: rebounding...

UK to Fast-Track Emergency Surveillance Legislation

LONDON—The U.K. government will fast-track emergency legislation to ensure law enforcement and intelligence agencies don't lose existing powers to access communications data to track down...

Two More Canadian Provinces Back Capital-Markets Watchdog Effort

Vancouver Sun In an initiative announced last year by former Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Canada said it would establish a national capital-markets watchdog with Ontario...

Two More Canadian Provinces Back Capital-Markets Watchdog Effort

CBC.ca Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver, a former investment banker, said that among his international peers, Canada is "admired for its sophistication of its regulatory system,...

Canada to Give Update on National Capital-Markets Watchdog Effort

Toronto Star In an initiative announced last year by former Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Canada said it would establish a national capital-markets watchdog with Ontario...

An Innovation Slowdown at the Tech Giants

It defines the pharmaceutical industry, where young biotech companies develop new drugs, shepherd them through the Food and Drug Administration approval cycle and if, against...

Argentina Survives Swiss Scare Thanks To Late, Late Goal

(blog) (blog)Ed Ballard offers commentary with contributions from the WSJ staff across the globe. ... Such as Kosovo-born attacker Xherdan Shaqiri, whose frightening skillset...

$100 Million Debate: 'Transformers' Debut Was Big, but How Big?

... reporting system universally used in Hollywood said that reaching that tally likely involved some not-very-common assumptions on Paramount's part. Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore...

Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk heads from Deep River to Arnprior today ...

At 1:05 pm, she will ride onto the Hill and will be welcomed by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages...

(MKTW) Avanti Mining Receives Environmental Approval From the Government ...

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2014) - Avanti Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AVT) ("Avanti") is pleased to announce that approval of its environmental assessment application...

World Cup 2014: Costa Rica vs. Greece Live

(blog) (blog)Ed Ballard offers commentary with contributions from the WSJ staff across the globe. Sort by: Oldest; Newest. 4:51 pm; 0-0, Halftime; by Kejal...