Disney is paying a healthy $4 billion for Marvel Entertainment. Where will Disney see payback? Bill Radke marvels at the deal with marketing professor Ken Wilbur, who explains why this could indicate a change-up in Disney's strategy.
An U.S. businessman is at the center of a corruption scandal that could land former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in jail. It's the first time in Israel's history a prime minister has faced criminal charges. Daniel Estrin reports.
General Motors is in final negotiations to sell the Hummer brand to a heavy equipment maker in Southwest China. But operations aren't set to change much yet -- the vehicles will still be made in the U.S. Mitchell Hartman reports.
It's been almost a year since Lehman Brothers went bust, and liquidators for the British arm of the fallen firm feel European creditors are owed more than $100 billion. Stephen Beard sorts through the details.
When it comes to salt content, Denny's restaurant can put McDonald's to shame. And the lack of warning to customers is in poor taste with health advocates. Corbb O'Connor explains why the food there is so salty.
The best seats at the U.S. Open are usually snapped up quickly by big corporate sponsors looking to entertain clients. But companies are being encouraged to slice those luxuries from their budgets. Sally Herships reports.
The Federal Reserve may still be on the hook for billions of dollars in aid used to stabilize the U.S. financial system. But on some of those investments the Fed might be making out quite well. Sam Eaton reports.
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