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Facebook has found redemption in the form of a soaring stock price.Full story

Contractors, cars and debt collectors top U.S. consumer complaints: survey

(Reuters) - U.S. consumers always complain about pushy car salesmen and debt collectors, but in 2012 they also faced an array of new and sometimes surprising challenges - like getting hit with fees just for questioning their bills, according to a recent survey. Full story

Southwest fined $200,000 over airfare sales

Southwest Airlines Co. agreed to a $200,000 fine for running fare sales this year but not having enough seats — or in one case, not having any seats at all — at the advertised price. Full story

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Analyst: Ad companies benefit from big merger

AH Belo posts higher 2Q profit on lower revenue

Factbox: Publicis, Omnicom to create world's No.1 advertising firm

Ad groups rise on Publicis-Omnicom shake-up

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Omnicom, Publicis to combine into biggest ad firm

Publicis, Omnicom to merge to create advertising giant

Reports: Ad giants Omnicom, Publicis in talks

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The FMHR traders have the play on Wynn Resorts, Whole Foods and advertising stocks. And CNBC's Herb Greenberg explains why he is watching Herbalife's earnings instead of the disagreement between Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman.

  Facebook Q2 earnings

Facebook is reporting Q2 EPS of $0.19 ex-items on revenue of $1.81 billion, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 41 percent of advertising revenue in Q2.

  Advertising; the New Frontier for Private Money

CNBC's Kate Kelly talks with Barry Silbert, SecondMarket founder & CEO, about his thoughts on how the SEC's decision to lift a ban on ads by hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms will attract new investors

  Ban Lifted on Hedge Fund Advertising

The Securities Exchange Commission agreed to lift a longstanding ban on general advertising for hedge funds and other companies that engage in private offerings, with CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  SEC Lifts Hedge Fund Advertising Ban

The vote was 4 to 1 to lift the ban on hedge fund and startup ads, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly. The ban will be officially lifted in 60 days.

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