CHICAGO, Oct 19- Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will buy a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers International Inc, adding her celebrity and consumer appeal to a diet brand that has been shedding subscribers. Shares of Weight Watchers soared on the news of Winfrey's $43.2 million investment, closing up 105 percent at $13.92 on Monday. Consumers' embrace of...» Read More
When Jason Collins stepped out of the closet, he opened the door to marketing opportunities that go with the fame of doing something first, sports marketing experts said Tuesday.
There are companies who will want to associate with Collins. But, as they say, it's not a slam dunk.
American sportwear company Nike suspended its endorsement contract with South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday after he was charged with murdering his girlfriend a week ago.
Emirates airline sealed a five-year branding deal with Formula One motor racing on Tuesday as it tries to outdo regional rivals for global prominence.
His titles, his awards and his legacy, are mostly gone. Not even his confessional to Oprah can bring them back. Lance is done - or is he?
CNBC's Eamon Javers and John Carney discuss whether taxpayers really profited from the government's bailout of AIG and HSBC's $2 billion money-laundering fine.
Nike has announce it is ending its contract with Lance Armstrong, due to seemingly insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled Nike, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Jay-Z’s contributions to the Brooklyn Nets have been wildly disproportionate to his one-fifteenth ownership stake in the NBA team. And so are his expected earnings.
The average U.S. home value is $147,300, but a professional athlete's home is anything but average. Read ahead to see 10 of the coolest athlete homes on the market.
No wonder tennis star Rafa Nadal was so sad about losing his watch this week. The company that makes it is totally sold out of the product.
CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on several NFL draft prospects and the endorsement deals they've signed.
Discussing the business of sports endorsements, with CNBC's Darren Rovell, and Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers QB.
Paula Deen has been teaching comfort food cooks since 2002. On January 17, 2012, she announced her diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. She also announced that she had become the spokesperson for the anti-diabetes drug Victoza. However, she’s hardly the only celebrity chef to make a questionable endorsement deal.
London has been waiting for the Olympics since they were awarded to the UK's capital by the International Olympics Committee in 2005.
CNBC's Darren Rovell with details on the NFL's labor dispute and an endorsement deal for Michael Vick, with Adam Adler, Fuse Science CEO.
The definition of the word “sport” is wide and includes activities that nobody should be disqualified from participating in simply because they lack an Adonis-like physique.
Click ahead to see the athletes who defied logic and came back to their respective sports after conventional wisdom pronounced their careers dead and buried.
Lil Jon already endorses Oakley and Crunk Energy Drink. His latest endorsement is NoHo, the No Hangover Defense. He found out about the product from a friend, tried it, and became a believer.
The IRS and UK tax authorities are now focusing on taxing non-U.S. based athletes endorsement income, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.
Welcome to my Business of The Masters live blog. Throughout the day, I'll be providing you with all sorts of nuggets about the golf world's first major taking place in Augusta, Ga. Check back here periodically for updates.