Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, the optimism is ebbing.» Read More
Japan’s economy is the second largest in the world in terms of GDP, after the United States, with an estimated $2.8 trillion GDP for 2007. Here are some key stats on Japan's economy and markets.
Medal Round - Day 5: Half way through the medal round, the playing field continues to shift. The US' S&P 500 looks poised to stay on track for the gold, but the silver and bronze are up for grabs.
Michael Phelps' dominance in the pool here in Beijing is causing a ripple effect throughout the collecting world.
In my 10 years of reporting on the business of sports, I have never heard of this happening. Company A announces itself as the market leader in a certain category or country. Company B then refutes the fact.
Medal Round - Day 4: Despite a down day across the board, the US has held onto its lead for a fourth straight day. As of Wednesday's close, 80% of our leaderboard has moved into negative territory.
NBC's site attracting the most viewers with 2,200 hours of live streaming competition. Yahoo's Olympics site attracted a solid 3.3 million users Saturday, without offering any live footage, while AOL snagged a million uniques.
Today, I interviewed Evan Morgenstein, agent of Nastia Liukin, Jason Lezak and Dara Torres and talked to him about the business of the Olympics.
Although a longshot in winning the gold in our World Markets Challenge, the UK's FTSE 100 is now less than 1% behind the S&P 500 on the leaderboard. Here are some key stats on Britain's economy and markets.
Medal Round - Day 3: Despite a down day, the US continues to outperform while India's Sensex has fallen to last place.
Outfitting Michael Phelps' swimsuit and goggles for the Olympian's all-time gold record-setting performance Wednesday morning in Beijing was supposed to be another coup for Speedo.
Dell introduces their new line of laptops, designed to have the greatest security, the longest battery life and the most robust design, while Warnaco's Speedo is the most desired swimwear for Olympic swimmers. Following are today's top videos:
So the U.S. men's basketball team beats China by a healthy 31 points. So when they make the odds for the Angola game, they put the Angolans as 44-point underdogs. I can understand the rationale, but that's a lot of points.
Today, I interviewed Peter Carlisle, the agent for Michael Phelps. I've included the transcript below, but before I get to this, I have to tell you a funny story about Carlisle.
She's a 24-year-old high jump queen from Croatia who is the current world champion and it's worth noting that she wears the least amount of fabric she can without it being a wardrobe malfunction.
"Squawk Box" co-anchor Carl Quintanila and I interviewed Warnaco president and CEO Joseph Gromek today on the show. Gromek had some very interesting things to say, including the fact that he hoped that the company was going to sell $5.5 million worth of those Speedo LZR Racer swimsuits.
With the 2008 Summer Game's set to begin today in Beijing, here is a look at China By The Numbers:
After taking the lead in the qualifying rounds, France's CAC 40 is now in sixth place in our World Markets Challenge. YTD the index is down over 19%. Here are some key stats on France's economy and markets.
Medal Round - Day 2: The US continues to outperform, but India's Sensex has surged forward to second place.
With a very minimal involvement in these games, Li Ning Co. has all of a sudden come away as a big winner, thanks to its namesake and chairman lighting the torch at Friday's Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. Can Li Ning really soar? Charting Asia finds out.