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The jokesters at GetaFirstLife.com expected a legal fight when the creators of Second Life caught wind of their spoof site — but the fight never came. Probably a smart business move, Janet Babin reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.