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The Royal Baby By the Numbers

The royal baby is just a day old, but he's already joined the family business. Here's a glimpse at some fascinating facts and figures about William and Kate's bundle of joy.

Last-Minute London Olympics Trips Won't Cost All Your Gold

If you haven't made your plans to travel to the 2012 Olympic Games in London yet, don't despair. It's still possible -- and you don't have to pay inflated prices or meet a shady character in an alley to partake in the festivities.

Why Sony 'Accidentally' Gouged Whitney's U.K. Fans

The death of Whitney Houston found nostalgic fans rushing to buy the music icon's catalog of digital works, which means a bittersweet payday for her label Sony Music. But a gaffe overseas is making Sony out to look like a greedy opportunist.

Netflix's New Goal: Rule Britannia, and Ireland Too

Netflix hopes its latest move doesn't turn out to resemble a British comedy. The video buffet operator introduced its streaming service in Ireland and the U.K. on Monday. And while overseas expansion is old hat for Netflix, this time, the challenges are bigger.

Should You Buy Shares in Your Favorite Sports Team?

The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers got the NFL's approval this week to sell more stock to the public, but even the Pack can't compete with the buzz of another anticipated "football" stock offering: Manchester United. Certainly owning stock in a team makes for great pub talk, but is it a wise investment?

The U.S. Is Still Tops for Millionaires

When it comes to its population of millionaires, the U.S. still leads the world, but other countries have gained recently, The Boston Consulting Group reports. In particular, the report found a stagnation of wealth growth in developed nations, but rapid wealth growth in the developing world.

Should Netflix Stream Its Video Business Into the U.K.?

Netflix is enjoying a period of rapid expansion, riding on the popularity of DVD-by-mail and online video streaming. The question for investors is: What's next? Netflix has signaled that it plans to expand abroad, and the U.K. is a likely target. But is Britain ready for Netflix?

Obama's Cuts: Less Than Meets the Eye, Thankfully

A parade of Republicans immediately lined up to attack the president's proposed budget cuts this week, claiming the plan falls short of making a real difference. They're right. And that's good, because really deep cuts are the last thing the economy needs right now.

Is the Art Market Bust Finally Over?

After a year and a half of art market anguish, there are signs of a comeback, with the tone set by Lucian Freud's black eye. The coming wave of contemporary art auctions are estimated to be 68% higher than last year, bringing a renewed hope to collectors around the world.

2009 comebacks: Spam

SpamFor many people, Spam is a culinary joke, the ultimate example of cheap, dead-end cuisine. Perhaps its most famous pop-culture moment came in a Monty...