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What if corporate America adopted NFL's 'Rooney Rule'?

| Feb 1, 2007
Commentator Dwayne Ballen says the arrival of two black coaches on the NFL's biggest stage — this Sunday's Super Bowl — could have big implications beyond the playing field.
Posted In: Sports

Whoa ... that is one BIG flat-screen

| Feb 1, 2007
What would you think if advertisers could put actual video ads right on the fields of football stadiums? Alex Goldmark reports that technology might have an answer in just a few short years.

Boston scare is nothing new

Scott Jagow | Feb 1, 2007
The Cartoon Network's marketing scheme-gone-horribly-awry caused a lot of commotion in Boston yesterday, but it's not the first time a company's made such a tactical blunder.

Where's our paid leave?

Scott Jagow | Feb 1, 2007
The U.S. lags far behind the rest of the world when it comes to workplace policies such as paid maternity or sick leave. Study author Jody Heymann breaks it down for us.
Posted In: Jobs

Senate considers paid time off

Jeff Tyler | Feb 1, 2007
One small problem with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Many workers can't afford to actually take the unpaid leave. A new proposal would give workers six weeks off with paid leave in medical emergencies. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Let's do the Super Bowl numbers

| Feb 1, 2007
From $2.5 million ad rates to $2.50 bags of potato chips, there's a whole lotta money attached to Sunday's big game. USC Sports Business Institute's David Carter helps us with a little Super Bowl math.
Posted In: Sports

Sometimes you just have to do it yourself

Scott Jagow | Feb 1, 2007
Michael Dell is going back to run the daily operations of the company he founded. Things there have generally been going south since he gave up the CEO position back in 2004, but stock prices were up on this news.
Posted In: Science

A victim of its own success?

Janet Babin and Scott Jagow | Feb 1, 2007
Google's fourth quarter earnings came out yesterday. They nearly tripled to exceed $1 billion for the first time ever. That was even better than analysts expected, so why'd the stock drop overnight?
Posted In: Science, Wall Street

Shell posts record profit

Stephen Beard | Feb 1, 2007
The European oil giant made over $25 billion in 2006 — the biggest profit ever recorded by a company listed on the London exchange. But Shell could be facing a more difficult year ahead, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delta fends off US Air

Steve Tripoli | Feb 1, 2007
US Airways withdrew its $10 billion hostile takeover bid after Delta's creditors agreed to see the company through its bankruptcy. Steve Tripoli looks at what may have been behind that calculation.
Posted In: Travel