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Big Bird of Sesame Street attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Muppets make great substitute teachers, study says

Jun 9, 2015
A new study shows that kids can learn as much, or more, from Sesame Street as they do from preschool.
Posted In: Final Note
CNN is one of the platforms branded media will soon be available on.

Brace yourselves; more branded news is coming

Jun 9, 2015
More media outlets are blurring the line between journalism and advertising.
Posted In: advertising, news, cable news
A judge's ruling shields General Motors from lawsuits over defective cars prior to the company's bankruptcy.

Companies face calls for separate CEO and board chair

Jun 9, 2015
At today's shareholder meeting, investors may learn the fate of the proposal.
Posted In: General Motors, corporate governance
Netflix has acquired to Brad Pitt's upcoming film "War Machine."

Netflix scoops up 'War Machine' and Brad Pitt

Jun 8, 2015
The simultaneous streaming and theater debut is a coup for the company.
Posted In: netflix, Brad Pitt, film
A California Public Employees' Retirement System sign.

Why CalPERS wants a little less to do with Wall Street

Jun 8, 2015
CalPERS wants to reduce the number of investment managers that it uses.
Posted In: CALpers, pensions, investment, money managers, hedge funds, private equity

Tesla challenge to dealers goes beyond electric cars

Jun 8, 2015
A weakening of state franchise laws could open car dealerships to consolidation.
Posted In: car dealers, tesla, car sales
McDonald's plan to turn the company around amid falling stock prices will focus on appeasing shareholders.

San Francisco threatens to sue McDonald's over drug dealing

Jun 8, 2015
The city is putting pressure on McDonald's to help clean up its act.
Posted In: McDonald's, San Francisco, drugs

The business of being naked

Jun 5, 2015
Nude tourism is an industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year.
Posted In: nude tourism, nudism, Books, authors, Mark Smith, naked
Matthew Broderick attends the The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane With 15th Annual Monte Cristo Award in April, 2015 in New York City.

Ferris Bueller's day off was 30 years ago

Jun 5, 2015
Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Posted In: movie, Ferris Bueller, baseball
People walk into a Board of Governors meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs report, Federal Reserve and Grexit

Jun 5, 2015
John Carney and Leigh Gallagher join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Grexit, jobs report, Federal Reserve

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