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The 22nd Annual Viacommunity Day Was All Good, All Around (the Globe)

Friday, April 20 was truly a global day of giving. Nearly 4,000 employees from 25 different regions around the world contributed ideas, talent and compassion to more than 125 projects in local communities for the 22nd annual Viacommunity Day, a celebration of the company’s values and commitment to giving back. The day’s theme was “ALL […]

Viacom Posts Strong Second Quarter 2018 Earnings, Revitalization Accelerates

Viacom posted strong second quarter 2018 earnings this morning, outperforming projections with significant gains in both adjusted operating income and adjusted earnings per share as the company accelerates its pivot from stabilization and revitalization to growth. Double-digit gains across all international Media Networks revenue streams, Paramount Pictures’ return to profitability, ratings increases at key flagship […]

Viacom Celebrates Its Annual Global Day of Giving Back: What’s Planned for Viacommunity Day 2018

Today, thousands of employees across Viacom and its brands pause from their work week and join together to make a difference in our communities around the world. Viacommunity Day 2018, now in its 22nd year, puts the full weight of the company behind social causes through volunteerism led in partnership with non-profit and civic advocates. […]

Creative Resurgence Drives Ratings Growth For Viacom’s Adult Brands

Fresh off a successful launch for the Paramount Network, Viacom’s portfolio of adult channels (Paramount Network plus CMT and TV Land), just wrapped the quarter with strong ratings growth – in some cases, the highest in several years, making an essential contribution to the company’s ongoing transformation. CMT secured its 16th consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth. TV Land stamped […]

217 Years to Women’s Equality? Not on Viacom’s Watch

The World Economic Forum is concerned that, if nothing changes, full global gender parity is likely 217 years away. Viacom thinks that we should start closing that gap today. Today, March 8, is a good day for it: it’s International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual celebration of change-makers fighting for gender equality. Viacom, along with […]

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First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office.Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs.

Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just across the border.The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around midnight in the village of al-Hari, to the southeast of the border town of Boukamal, and was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group.

1 dead, 3 injured in van crash at end of Dutch pop festival

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A van has run into a small group of pop fans at a festival in the Netherlands, killing one and injuring three, before fleeing the scene.Police in the province of Limburg say that authorities are still looking for the white van, hours after Monday's pre-dawn crash near a camping site close to the famous Pinkpop festival in the southeastern municipality of Landgraaf.The three-day concert is traditionally attended by tens of thousands of music fans and ended late Sunday with a performance by Bruno Mars.

LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th win in row

A look at what's happening around the majors today:HOT HOUSTONThe Astros aim for their 12th straight victory, which would tie for the longest winning streak in franchise history set in 1999 and duplicated in 2004.

The Latest: More than 210 injured in Osaka-area earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local):3 p.m.Authorities in western Japan say the number of people treated for injuries suffered in a strong earthquake Monday morning now exceeds 210.The magnitude 6.1 earthquake near the major city of Osaka killed three people, toppled concrete walls and store shelves and temporarily knocked out some power and water supplies.The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 214 people have been treated at hospitals in five prefectures.

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