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  Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

An Optimistic Steve Jobs Destroys His House

Posted By: John Carney
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Steve Jobs—who is on medical leave of absence from Apple, and was recently photographed outside the Stanford Cancer Center—on Monday destroyed a Woodside, California mansion he bought in the 1980s.

Jobs has reportedly been trying to destroy the Spanish-style mansion for decades.

But the fact that he went ahead with the destruction despite his illness is a testament to the optimism and determination of the Apple CEO.

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  Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

Why Shareholder Democracy Is a Bad Idea

Posted By: John Carney
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The first question anyone should ask about a change to how elections—whether for governments or corporations—are conducted is whether the results will be better government or worse.

The next question is whether the proposal makes the government or board of directors more representative of the preferences of the voters or less.

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  Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

Ticket Pricing Wars Goes Into the Hands of the Consumer

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco

For many sporting and music fans, live events are a must. But rising ticket prices and a fragile economic recovery have made attending live events prohibitively expensive for some. Saturday is NASCAR's coveted Daytona 500 but if you want to go, the access comes at a hefty price.

What if you could bid and buy those tickets at a discount? That's the business strategy behind a new online ticket seller. The company is called ScoreBig and I decided to speak with the CEO of the company, Adam Kanner.

Before Scorebig he was the Vice President of Relationship Marketing and Business Development for the NBA leading all global direct customer relationships for the NBA, WNBA and D-League.

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  Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 9:11 AM ET

Keeping 'New York' in the New York Stock Exchange

Posted By: Ash Bennington
  Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

Waking up With Nicole Lapin

Posted By: Nicole Lapin

Sorry we haven’t been waking up together for a few days- hope this holds you over this weekend. Don’t be jealous— it’s already the weekend in Asia…but they have to work on Monday, so bam!

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  Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:51 PM ET

The Bernie Boom: Lawyers Stand to Pocket $1.3 Billion in Fees From Madoff Case

Posted By: Ash Bennington
  Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

Chinese Menu: Is Beijing 'Playing Pick One Item from Column A and One Item from Column B' with Their Data?

Posted By: Ash Bennington
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An article in the China Worker , brings a general proposition into specific relief; namely, why the Chinese government fears rising food prices:

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  Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

Ben Bernanke Goes to the Movies

Posted By: Kerima Greene

Ben Bernanke spotted at the movie theaters earlier this month."True Grit" playing on the big screen.

"He seemed to really enjoy it…laughing and cheering throughout..although it was a little weird to see him doing 'normal stuff," said one eyewitness.

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  Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 3:49 PM ET

Wall Street’s $86 Million Kinder Morgan Pay Day

Posted By: John Carney
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Kinder Morgan

Last week’s Kinder Morgan public offering was a fee bonanza for Wall Street. A total of nearly $86 million was paid out to the thirteen banks involved in the offering.

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  Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

Hot Money & Sweet Little Lies

Posted By: Ash Bennington
Photo by: Tracy O.

The problem with controlling the flow of information is that you need to keep track of all the stories you're spinning: For the most populous nation on earth, that challenge may be Sisyphean.

Yesterday, as China reported food inflation surging over 10 percent, allegations circulated that the Chinese government had 'massaged' their aggregate inflation number by manipulating the market basket.

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