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America's 10 Biggest Advertisers

Ad Age is out with its list of the 25 biggest advertisers in the United States. Here are the top 10 big spenders, and what all those advertising dollars do for their brands.

Musicians' Tell-Alls Give Book Publishers a Boost

Publishers have been eager to sign famous people to book deals. And if you're a musician, such as Rolling Stone Keith Richards, ready and willing to reveal a great deal about yourself, the chances are very good those deals will pay off handsomely.

Jay-Z's Book Blitz: Marketing Most Unlike the Industry's Standard

When a celebrity publishes a book, a big marketing push is to be expected, but the campaign for rap mogul Jay-Z's new book of lyrics is unprecedented. Thanks to backing from Clear Channel and Microsoft's Bing, New Yorkers will find pages of "Decoded" practically everywhere.

The Business of Hip Hop: Brand Masters Bring in the Cash

For many rap and hip-hop artists, behind all the trash talk and posturing, it's all about business. Forbes recently released its Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and the 20 big names on it racked up a total of about $300 million, despite the weak economy and the Internet revolution that is killing the CD business.

Jay-Z Captures Hip-Hop's Cash Crown

Hip-hop pays well, very well, at least for Jay-Z. Forbes reports Jay-Z racked up $63 million in the past year -- owing about $22 million in taxes.

More Oomph for Oprah Winfrey's New Network

Oprah Winfrey is a famously busy woman. And she's about to get even busier. The talk show queen has agreed to increase her on-air commitment to The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture owned equally by Oprah's production company, Harpo, and Discovery Communications.

Why LeBron's Choice Could Cost Jay-Z Over $5 Million

LeBron James' decision to sign with the Miami Heat means the New Jersey Nets' owners will miss out on a huge jump in team value if the basketball star had chosen it instead. And one of the Nets' owners is LeBron pal, Jay-Z. The hip-hop mogul missed out on a potential gain of over $5 million.