The humble nickel helped to unclog a postwar economy

Mar 8, 2016
This year marks the 150th birthday of the nickel.
This year marks the 150th birthday of the nickel.
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My Nick Jr. personalizes TV -- and it smells like Netflix

Jan 15, 2014
Viacom’s new My Nick Jr. lets parents program a channel – an attempt to hold more viewers on television.

Can Ninja Turtles save Nickelodeon?

Sep 28, 2012
The children's cable network needs some hero to save it from falling ratings, and it's betting on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But how much of the '80s can you bring back?

Is SpongeBob SquarePants losing popularity?

May 3, 2012
The cartoon character is a huge cash cow for Nickelodeon, but are there signs that SpongeBob is falling out of favor with kids?

Nickelodeon ratings plunge, hitting Viacom stocks

Dec 1, 2011
The children's channel has been on top for 16 years but has felt a sudden, unexpected drop in ratings in the last few months.

Viacom is the latest to smack down Google TV

Nov 22, 2010
This is turning into a fiasco. Viacom has blocked shows from MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central from Google TV devices. No Jersey Shore, no Jon...

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