Playboy Shocker! Limited Loss, and Profits for Mag

Playboy Enterprises is showing signs of life -- which, in this market, means it's losing less blood than usual. And for once, it's the company's flagship Playboy magazine that's really raising eyebrows: It actually managed to turn a profit last quarter, thanks to a guest appearance from Marge Simpson.

Porn Titan Buying Playboy Shares

Playboy Enterprises Inc. (PLA), whose shares tanked Wednesday after a planned sale of the adult media empire collapsed, has one of porn's biggest executives in its corner. Bill Asher, the co-chief executive of the world's largest adult video producer, Vivid Entertainment Group, tells DailyFinance that he now owns 1 million shares of the company of the company Hugh Hefner founded more than 50 years ago.

On the brink: Playboy seeks a suitor

Playboy Enterprises Inc. (PLA) is every adolescent boy's fantasy -- and every shareholder's nightmare. Shares of Hugh Hefner's media empire have...