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    Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet helped rescue the 90-year-old mother of Richard Branson from a fire that destroyed his Caribbean home during a tropical storm Monday, the British businessman said.

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    The broader the brand values, the more scope there is for growth, says Chief Marketing Officer Naomi Troni.

  • Position: CEO, CarnivalMarket Cap: $19.6 billion Instead of spending four years in college, this chief executive spent time working his way up the chain of command at . Micky Arison, the CEO of Carnival, started in the sales department and was promoted to reservations manager in 1974. He was later promoted to vice president of passenger traffic and just three years later he was named president of the company. Arison helped acquire Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Westours, allowing Car

    From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, April 20.

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    Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to shareholders , but it's unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago.

  • Herein are Wednesday's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of California Pizza Kitchen popped while Allegheny Tech dropped.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, July 28.

  • Going to work naked may sound like a recurring bad dream but some behavior experts say it could actually make the team stronger. One TV show is testing out the theory, tracking real-life companies that implement the ultimate casual Friday — "Naked Friday."

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Feb. 25.

  • Virgin Media saw institution-sized call buying late yesterday after a rival TV company ended a long-standing legal dispute.

  • TiVo dropped on a weak earnings report this week, but the bulls would not be deterred. OptionMonster's tracking program picked up determined call buying...

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    First, retailers enticed struggling consumers with deep discounts. Then they dangled buy-one-get-one free deals. The latest recession tactic? Guaranteed financial help in the event of a job loss.

  • The Nasdaq Composite gained 9.5% or 143 points today.  Here are the biggest daily gains in the Nasdaq's history.

  • Richard Branson

    Is he or isn't he, that is the question. I'm talking about Sir Richard Branson and his lofty (extraterrestrial?) goal of a manned mission to Mars, in partnership with Sergey Brin and Larry Page at Google.

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    Rested, relaxed, and now raring to go. Two back-to-back weeks off is a rare treat in this business and we made the most of our time off, but talk about jumping back into the swing of things with a vengeance!

  • British pay-TV firm BSkyB looks set to have suffered a costly blow after a regulator said it should sell more than half of its 17.9 percent stake in ITV because it is hampering competition.

  • Virgin Media said Tuesday that Chief Executive Officer Steve Burch has resigned. Virgin said that it will begin a search for Burch's replacement shortly and Neil  Berkett, the company's chief operating officer, will assume the role of Acting CEO in the interim.

  • Richard Branson

    Richard Branson's Virgin Media, said it has delayed its sale until the environment improves enough for all interested parties to bid. The British billionaire Branson is the largest shareholder of this cable TV company, which received one bid from the Carlyle group for some $23 billion, and some nibbles from other private equity players.

  • Virgin Media

    British cable operator Virgin Media on Tuesday postponed the sale of the company after it became apparent buyers would not have access to the debt needed to do a deal right away.

  • Despite all the concern about the credit crunch, a big private equity deal seems to be moving forward. On Monday, John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media tells the Financial Times he's considering enterting the auction for Richard Branson's Virgin Media. This could be a huge deal--the largest cable transaction outside the U.S.