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RUNNING FOR COVER

US media giant Viacom yesterday said second quarter profit tumbled 32 per cent as revenues slumped due to a weak advertising market, slower video game sales and lower box office results. The group, owner of Paramount Studios, which produced the Transformers films (above), earned $277m compared with $407m for the same period a year earlier. The group is currently in the process of selling off some of its cinema chain.