Today's Five Best Columns
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May 15, 2014 1:16PM ET
Time Warner is breaking up with Time Inc, spinning off its magazine properties into a new company next month, but its sending some employees away rather harshly, at least when it comes to stock options.
May 14, 2014 6:57PM ET
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expanding efforts to save limes. Their secret weapon: a tiny, parasitic wasp.
May 14, 2014 12:42PM ET
Kentucky Fried Chicken has brought us many wonderful innovations, like the Double Down and the Famous (Sadness) Bowl, but their most recent creation might the best (and most ridiculous) of all. Introducing: the fried chicken corsage.
May 14, 2014 11:18AM ET
Police in China have accused the former head of drug company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in that country with creating a "massive bribery network" that aimed to increase drug prices, generating $150 million in illegal sales.
May 14, 2014 2:30AM ET
Student lender Sallie Mae and Navient, a former unit and now-separate corporation, have agreed to pay $97 million in fines in order to settle allegations that they overcharged military members on student loans.
May 13, 2014 5:31PM ET
Shelly Sterling is not giving up the Los Angeles Clippers without a fight. She is even taking the battle for her team a step further, accusing the NBA of being sexist.
May 13, 2014 8:30AM ET
Bars across America are feeling the burden of a nationwide lime shortage that came about as a result of the confluence of several unusual things.
May 12, 2014 5:56PM ET
Christie's wants you to know that tonight's auction of major contemporary art isn't just for filthy rich old people. It's for filthy rich Internet people, too.
May 12, 2014 5:32PM ET
AT&T is in "advanced talks" to purchase DirecTV for $100 a share, according to a report from Bloomberg News.
May 12, 2014 2:48PM ET
Hillshire Brands (owner of brands like Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, and Sara Lee) announced the acquisition of Pinnacle Foods (owner of Duncan Hines, Birds Eye, Armour, and Vlasic, among others) today, to the tune of $6.6 billion.
May 12, 2014 11:42AM ET
Russian natural gas giant Gazprom says that it won't discuss energy supplies to Ukraine until Kiev pays its massive debts to Gazprom for outstanding gas deliveries.
May 9, 2014 1:59PM ET
If you are one of the thousands of people who purchased Vibram USA's ridiculous FiveFingers shoes, you might be entitled to a refund.
May 9, 2014 11:22AM ET
Alibaba is the biggest company in the world, and you might not have even heard of it.
May 9, 2014 9:36AM ET
When we set out to find our favorite social media team, it was no surprise who that winner would be: @TacoBell.
May 9, 2014 8:37AM ET
Actor/musician Tyrese Gibson posted a video to Instagram featuring himself and Dr. Dre last night that may have confirmed the rumored Apple acquisition of Beats Electronics.
May 8, 2014 5:40PM ET
Taco Bell introduced a new line of breakfast foods. McDonalds is contemplating stretching breakfast to longer hours. Now Burger King is getting in to the Fast Food Breakfast Wars by taking an opposite approach – moving dinner foods into breakfast time.
May 8, 2014 12:03PM ET
On May 15th, fast food workers on six continents will participate in a strike to push for a simple, but big demand: a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
May 8, 2014 10:04AM ET
The maker of Palcohol, the controversial powdered alcohol mix, has some things to say about the criticisms his product has received from the media and lawmakers.
May 8, 2014 9:25AM ET
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says it isn't a problem if the owners of 2.6-million recalled General Motors cars keep driving them, despite a request from two Senators to order the cars off the roads.
May 7, 2014 5:18PM ET
As the NBA continues it efforts to remove L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league, we're starting to get a better understanding of the legal strategy they will deploy against him.
May 6, 2014 11:37AM ET
Bayer announced today that it will acquire Merck's non-prescription and consumer care business for $14.2 billion, a move that will make Bayer the second biggest drug-maker in the world after Johnson & Johnson.
May 5, 2014 6:45PM ET
Coca-Cola said on Monday that it will stop using brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in all of its drinks, giving in to the request of a Change.org petition started by a teenager.
May 5, 2014 8:47AM ET
Target announced today that its CEO, president and chairman Gregg Steinhafel, who has worked at the company for 35 years, has agreed to step down following the retailer's massive, brand-decimating data breach.
May 4, 2014 12:06PM ET
Star Wars Day is upon us, whether we like it or not. May the Fourth be with you.
May 2, 2014 8:43AM ET
The U.S. economy added 288,000 new jobs in April, up from the 203,000 new jobs reported for March.
May 1, 2014 6:50PM ET
Did you ever hear the story about a guy explaining the bright side of oil spills? You did not hear that story, because anyone who does that is a terrible person, and hopefully the human race collectively knows better, right? Wrong.
May 1, 2014 4:22PM ET
Exxon Mobil is complying with all U.S. sanctions against Russia, but they are certainly not going out of their way to appear patriotic about it.
May 1, 2014 3:52PM ET
This week, Walmart announced that it is partnering with AutoInsurance.com, to add car insurance to an already lengthy list of goods and services the massive retailer provides.
Apr 30, 2014 12:04PM ET
Bob Hoskins leaves behind a titanic legacy in British film and television and a multitude of memorable characters, both silly and serious, that long had me arguing that he was one of the more unappreciated talents of his generation.
Apr 30, 2014 2:26AM ET
Despite the perception that they are “too big to jail,” Manhattan’s U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara, is moving closer to filing criminal charges against two large financial institutions.