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The Oscars Pop Quiz: Who Won and Lost Financially in Hollywood

This weekend, the Oscars will celebrate the best in film, and those statuettes don't come cheap. With that in mind, we've compiled some interesting facts about the money behind the movies: Their biggest winners, their saddest losers, and just how much an Academy Award is worth.

Wall Street Watch: Dell Needs to Think Outside of the Box

Dell was once the envy of the consumer tech industry, but its days sales growth are long past. The PC maker saw its profitability drop sharply as sales tumbled 11% to $13.7 billion in the quarter that just ended -- even further than analysts expected.

5 Father's Day Gifts That Go Beyond the Cliches

You don't want to get dad another tie for Father's Day, but coming up with a unique, imaginative present is tough. Let us help: These cool, reasonably-priced gifts are sure to give dad a smile.

Ford Fusion Revamp Steals the Detroit Auto Show

There was nothing wrong with the old Ford Fusion. In fact, it had its best sales year ever in 2011. It's a good-looking, high-quality sedan and a good value. But when Ford took the wraps off the new Fusion this week, it had been transformed from a good hybrid to a deluxe hottie.

James Bond E-Books: Bypassing Print

Instead of licensing the digital rights to Penguin, Ian Fleming's literary estate is making the e-book editions available directly itself. Getting the most out of the Bond brand is the estate's rationale for keeping the e-books in-house.

James Bond's Aston Martin Sells for $4.6 Million

A 1964 Aston Martin used in two James Bond movies sold for $4.6 million at a London auction. The car, complete with guns that poke out through the taillights and a license plate that rotates to display different numbers, was used in Goldfinger and Thunderball, CNNMoney reported.

MGM Proposes Bankruptcy Package

Movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, home of movie franchises such as James Bond and The Pink Panther, proposed a bankruptcy plan that would reduce its debt by $4 billion and put the founders of Spyglass Entertainment in charge of the legendary studio. MGM said it is seeking lenders%u2019 votes for the plan, which would involve secured lenders exchanging more than $4 billion in debt for 95.3% of equity in the company once it emerges from Chapter 11, Reuters reported.

sQuba: Talk about off-roading!

Over the years, car manufacturers have repeatedly tried to take cars off the road, up in the air, and into the water. While air-cars never really...