Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman said the market is “starting to break” for broadcast and cable-television commercials sold in advance of next season, an improvement compared with last year.
Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France are embarking on a new, elevated level of cooperation as they confront global security threats in Syria and Iran, deal with climate change and seek more economic growth.
Bonuses to senior executives are shooting up. They’re a good reminder of what Congress forgot when it was reforming the financial system. Excessive pay isn’t a problem just at banks; it’s endemic to the culture of corporate America.
Viacom Inc., owner of MTV Networks and the Paramount Pictures film studio, said first-quarter profit rose 38 percent as cable-TV ratings improved and fewer movie releases helped reduce operating expenses.