A Microsoft-Yahoo merger could mean strong competition for Google. Doug Krizner talks to Marketplace Internet and technology report Lisa Napoli about the effects of the deal and what could happen next.
Super Bowl advertisers will be targeting the 40-percent female audience this Sunday. Andrea Gardner reports the move comes as the entertainment writers' strike has shut down a lot of female-oriented programming.
Microsoft has made a $44 billion takeover bid for Yahoo. The merger would offer Yahoo the chance to compete with a certain search engine that seems to be dominating online advertising. Steve Henn has the story.
A new Beatles-themed hotel opens today in Liverpool. Hoping to appeal to the group's global fanbase, The Hard Days Night Hotel has a John Lennon suite and 9-foot statues of the band members outside. Alex McRae has more.
Aluminum giant Alcoa and a Chinese partner have bought up large stake in Britain's Rio Tinto. The buyers say they don't want to purchase the whole company. Stephen Beard reports the move is mostly strategic.
At the Midem music trade fair in Cannes, France, industry leaders gathered to discuss ways to keep business alive in the Internet age. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard's Bill Werde, who just got back from the conference.
While market speculators are having a high time with high oil prices, they could actually end up hurting profit margins for the refining operations of the major oil companies. Bob Moon reports investors are asking about big oil's growth potential.
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