Researchers examine influence of Super Bowl ads

(PhysOrg.com) -- Last year, Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad featuring a kid dressed as Darth Vader went viral online, helping the company earn an estimated $100 million in free publicity. This year, the automaker has leaked its ...

News Corp. net profit dips on British charges

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. posted a slight decline in quarterly net profit on Wednesday, partly due to one-time charges stemming from the phone-hacking scandal in Britain.

Apple loses round in Wall St.'s expectations game

Call it the curse of great expectations. Apple did just about everything right in its latest quarter. The company increased its profit by more than 50 percent and boosted revenue by nearly 40 percent over the same quarter ...

Airlines decry EU carbon emissions scheme

Airlines denounced on Tuesday an EU plan to charge them for carbon emissions, warning it would cost the industry 17.5 billion euros ($23.8 billion) over eight years.

Gartner cuts 2011 global PC growth forecast

Technology research company Gartner lowered its forecast Wednesday for worldwide personal computer growth amid a sharp drop in sales of mini-notebooks and rising interest in tablets such as Apple's iPad.

CFO survey: optimism tumbles, employment picture bleak

Optimism about the U.S. economy has fallen back to recession levels among chief financial officers, who foresee minimal increases in hiring, weak consumer demand and heightened economic uncertainty, finds a Duke/CFO Magazine ...

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