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Archive: Netflix Signs Paramount, MGM Films

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 10, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT By Ronald Grover, Andy Fixmer and Amy Thomson (Adds Netflix spokesman comment in 11th paragraph.) Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) — Netflix Inc. reached a deal that gives customers of the movie-rental service online access to films from pay-television channel Epix.
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All-You-Can-Fly Deals Need More Airlines

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

Posted by: Justin Bachman on August 17, 2010 JetBlue is back this August with its air travel version of the “all-you-can-eat” buffet. The airline’s “All You Can Jet” promotion comes in two flavors this fall, a $699 version for travel any days between Sept. 7 and Oct. 6 and a $499 pass that excludes flights
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Fliers Pay More Peak-Day Surcharges

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 17, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT By Mary Schlangenstein Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) — Travelers may pay as much as $60 more to fly in the U.S. through the end of 2010 as carriers including Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines increase use of surcharges
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Pimco’s Gross: Nationalize Home Finance

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 17, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT By Lorraine Woellert and Rebecca Christie (Adds Berman comment in the 15th paragraph.) Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) — Bill Gross, who runs the world’s biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., said the U.S. should consider “full nationalization” of
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Netflix’s Lust for ‘True Blood’ Spurned by HBO

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 17, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT By Ronald Grover (Updates with today’s trading in 13th paragraph.) Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) — Netflix Inc.’s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO. Time Warner Inc.’s pay-television
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The Coast Is Not Clear

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

Though the BP oil spill’s impact is much less severe than feared, long-term threats remain: wetlands destruction, dead zones, and climate change. They make the spill look almost minor Bloomberg News By Peter Coy Browse Issues Browse the BusinessWeek Archive Visit the Gulf of Mexico today and you’d hardly
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U.S. to Require Environmental Reviews for Drilling

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 16, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT By Jim Efstathiou Jr. (Updates with shallow-water drilling beginning in first paragraph.) Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. released environmental guidelines subjecting oil and natural-gas drilling in deep water to full environmental reviews while offering assurances that operations in
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BP’s Gulf Well May Not Be Permanently Killed Until September

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

August 16, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT By Mark Chediak and Allison Bennett Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc’s Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico may not be permanently killed until September as U.S. officials consider two options to allow a final plugging procedure from
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Phil Angelides’ Unusual Book Deal

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

Publishing Congress’ study of what caused the Great Recession, the FCIC’s chairman asks: “Why shouldn’t the taxpayers make some money?” By Ashley Lutz Browse Issues Browse the BusinessWeek Archive (Corrects first paragraph to make clear the deal has yet to be signed.) The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which Phil
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PhD Programs for Executives Gain Traction

Aug 17th, 2010 | By businessnews

New doctoral programs in business geared to working executives help many develop on-the-job research skills or a shift into teaching By Alison Damast Business schools are seeking to take executive education to the next level, with a growing number offering niche doctoral programs aimed at senior-level managers either looking to shift to academia or to
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