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Usain Bolt Seals Massive Deal With Puma

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:00:00 GMT

Sportswear giant signs its biggest-ever athlete sponsorship with Jamaican sprinter.



Desi Congressional Challenger Lines Up Backers

Mon, 10 May 2010 11:30:00 GMT

Reshma Saujani, the would-be first Indian-American woman in Congress, hones her stance on innovation and immigration reform.



China's Master Of Taxicab Media

Mon, 10 May 2010 10:30:00 GMT

Micky Fung's Touchmedia serves ads to riders in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.



Susan Boyle Sees Green

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 16:30:00 GMT

Simon Cowell cuts the first of many big royalties checks for the talent-show singer.



A Billionaire's Pact With God

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 15:25:00 GMT

Albert Gubay is pledging most of his fortune to charity, fulfilling a promise made early in his career.



Lohan Sues Over Spilled Milk

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT

Actress may have no shot at winning $100 million suit over E*Trade ad, but winning isn't the only motivation for legal action.



Hong Kong Police Said Investigating PCCW Buyout Bid

Sat, 20 Feb 2010 13:29:38 GMT

Offices of billionaire Richard Li's companies reported searched.



Thain Tapped For Top Spot At CIT

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 16:00:00 GMT

Former Merrill Lynch CEO takes over at the battered lender.



Japan Airlines Meets Its Savior

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:30:00 GMT

He may be one of the wealthiest people in Japan, but can Kyocera founder Kazuo Inamori turn around a bankrupt carrier?



Billionaire On Brink Of Chilean Presidency

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 02:42:16 GMT

Sebastian Pinera is favored to win a likely January run-off against Eduardo Frei after failing to win majority in first round of voting.



Tony Blair: Saddam Ouster Right, Even Without WMDs

Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:23:06 GMT

Former leader stirs controversy ahead of his appearance before U.K. inquiry into 2003 invasion of Iraq.



Friendster's New Friend

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:18:03 GMT

Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan picks up social networking site Friendster.



China's Billionaire To Watch

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 08:50:00 GMT

Geely Automobile's Li Shufu saw his net worth surge this week.



Journalism Or Sensationalism?

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 10:15:00 GMT

An Asia media tycoon's animated 'news' reports -- of Tiger Woods and local crime -- draw scrutiny.



Does Shenzhen Airlines' Leader Fly Straight?

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:30:00 GMT

Police are investigating the businessman behind the expansion of China's largest private airline.



EU Picks Van Rompuy As First Permanent President

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:22:40 GMT

Belgium's prime minister takes over the newly created role as Europe looks down a long slow road to economic recovery.



'Hi, This Is Sy Sims'

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:15:00 GMT

A Richard Behar profile of Sy Syms, the pioneer discount retailer who died Nov. 17, first published in Forbes magazine, Sept. 9 1985.



Margaret Thatcher 'Not Dead'

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:00:00 GMT

Misunderstanding about the death of her feline namesake leads to red faces in Canada.



Kroenke Ups Stake In Arsenal

Fri, 06 Nov 2009 01:30:00 GMT

The American billionaire's latest purchase of shares fuels rumors of a possible takeover.



The Cost Of Tweets And Pokes

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:50:00 GMT

Survey shows social networking sites are costing U.K. firms $2.3B a year, but they shouldn't be banned.