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  • 'Spider-Man 2' soars at foreign box office before opening in U.S.

    The 'Spider-Man' sequel doesn't swing into North American theaters until next weekend, but the superhero flick is already sticking with moviegoers overseas. Since launching in a handful of international markets this month, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" had...
  • 3 Takeaways for Hollywood from the Milken Conference's Future of Wall Street Panel

    "I left one group of bad actors for another group of bad actors," former senator turned MPAA chairman and CEO Chris Dodd joked Monday at the Milken Global Conference, referring to his transition from public office to Hollywood. He was part of the...
  • Walgreen pressured to move headquarters to Europe

    Walgreen pressured to move headquarters to Europe
    In a twist on economic globalization less obvious than moving factories overseas, a small but growing number of corporations have relocated headquarters to Europe to escape the 35 percent tax on U.S. profits, the highest in the developing world. Aon...
  • WTO says global trade to improve in next two years

    After a two-year slump, global commerce is expected to pick up in the next two years, one report says. World trade is forecasted to grow by 4.7% this year and 5.3% in 2015, buoyed by continual improvement in the economies of many countries, the World...
  • Obama, Biden tout job-training grants

    President Obama promoted his latest attempt to help U.S. workers compete in the global "skills race," announcing $600 million in grants for job-training programs focused on industry partnerships and apprenticeships. Speaking at a community college...
  • BBC Worldwide to Launch BBC Brit Channel

    LONDON -- BBC Worldwide will launch a new channel called BBC Brit, CEO Tim Davie said Monday. He also reported that it is on track to invest £200 million ($332 million) in premium content in the next financial year. BBC Brit will offer premium factual...
  • Under Armour stock surges as strong sales drive profit

    Under Armour stock surges as strong sales drive profit
    Under Armour finished 2013 with "eye-popping" quarterly results that beat sales and profit expectations and sent its stock price surging Thursday nearly $20 a share to over $100. Shares in the Baltimore-based apparel and footwear brand rose $19.54 each...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
  • Netflix 2014 European Expansion: A Look Ahead

    As Napoleon found out at the turn of the 19th century, conquering all of Europe is easier said than done. But history may not dissuade Netflix from trying. The streaming service will expand its footprint on the continent this year, as CEO Reed Hastings...
  • Where the jobs are

    Where the jobs are
    A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes: Last summer...
  • Global economy at turning point as growth picks up, World Bank says

    Global economy at turning point as growth picks up, World Bank says
    WASHINGTON -- The global economy is at a turning point this year as it shows signs of strengthening, with the U.S. and other developed countries expected to see stronger growth, the World Bank said. "Most of the acceleration is expected to come from...