Monopoly

On Facebook, Monopoly Fans Vote to Add Cat, Toss Iron Tokens

Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro announced. The vote on Facebook marked the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss.

Has McDonald's Menu Gotten Too Expensive?

McDonald's in October suffered its first monthly decline in comparable-store sales since 2003 -- and October is usually a good month for the burger giant. So what did Ronald do wrong? Too much focus on premium menu items, too little on what its customers really want: Low cost eats.

What Would You Do With a Billion Dollar Bank Error?

It's a cliche that dates back to Monopoly: A bank error in your favor. But for Parijat Saha, an Indian schoolteacher, the Community Chest card came to life in a big way when he discovered that his bank account suddenly held $9.8 billion.

What If AT&T's T-Mobile Buyout Gets Shot Down?

Regulators have begun to take a long, hard look at whether the AT&T buyout of T-Mobile would create a quasi-monopoly in the American cellular carrier industry. If those antitrust concerns sink the deal, AT&T could be in real trouble, because cellular is its only clear hope for growth.

10 Rules of the Most Successful Amateur Investors

It's well known that 80% of professional fund managers underperform the market -- so how can an amateur investor like you hope to succeed? Matthew Schifrin, the investing editor of Forbes magazine, hunted down 10 of the best-performing amateur investors over the past decade and asked them for their investing secrets.

McDonald's Monopoly starts today

McDonald's kicks off its annual Monopoly game today, Oct. 6, giving fans of fast-food and the popular game of capitalism a long shot at winning...

Yahoo Japan Teams Up With Google Search

Yahoo Japan is hooking up with Google to handle its search and paid-search advertising, carrying off a partnership that eluded U.S.-based Yahoo, and delivering a blow to Microsoft's efforts to increase the reach of its Bing search engine.

Judge OKs Suit Against Apple, AT&T as Class Action

A monopoly abuse lawsuit against Apple and AT&T%u2019s mobile phone unit was awarded class-action status by a judge in California. The complaint takes issue with the fact that iPhones are locked into AT&T%u2019s network, The Associated Press reported. The lawsuit says Apple made a secret deal giving AT&T exclusive use of the iPhone in the United States for five years. This means that customers who sign up for a two-year agreement with AT&T when they buy an iPhone are effectively locked into a five-year relationship.

Billionaire in Heated Battle Over Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

Manuel "Matty" Moroun enjoys a monopoly over one of the nation's busiest international trade routes between Detroit and Ontario. But now, as his Ambassador Bridge is starting to show its 81 years, Moroun has found himself frantically defending his claim to the lucrative trade business that takes place across the Detroit River each year.

Google Faces New EU Antitrust Allegations

Google once again finds itself on the radar of the European Union's antitrust agency, which now is looking at allegations that the search engine demotes rivals' sites in search results.

Legal Briefing: Intel Offers Deal to FTC

Intel has been sued a few times for monopolistic behavior in the chip market, but the current Federal Trade Commission case is different from the others. The FTC isn't seeking monetary damages or penalties: It wants Intel to change how it does business.

Monopoly and Atlantic City, 75 Tough Years Later

As Monopoly celebrates its 75th anniversary, DailyFinance explores the lessons of the game -- which are especially raw for its inspiration, Atlantic City, New Jersey. The city today is a dramatically different place from the board game's capitalist map in 1935. An exclusive story and video.