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Playboy Posts a Loss, Still Mulling Hefner's Bid

Playboy Enterprises Group, which founder and major shareholder Hugh Hefner wants to take private, today reported that its second-quarter loss eased compared to the year-ago period as gains in its licensing business offset declines in publishing.

Playboy Launches Website Guys Can Browse at Work

Playboy Enterprises launched a website it says will be safe to browse at work. The site, thesmokingjacket.com, contains none of the nudity of the iconic magazine. Instead, it will focus on humor - original content and funny moments harvested from sources as diverse as "The Daily Show" to the Korean Parliament.

With Playboy in Play, How High Will the Bids Go?

Hugh Hefner's offer to buy all of Playboy Enterprises and take it private may look like a slam-dunk because he already owns so much of it. Not so. Some big shareholders say it's a low-ball bid, and already FriendFinder has made a higher offer.

Playboy Looks for Profits in the Casinos of Macau

Think the Playboy brand is dead? Think again. The company, famous for its iconinc magazine and velvet-clad bunnies, is heading to the world's biggest casino playground this year: the Chinese gambling region of Macau.

Will Playboy 3-D Centerfold Refresh an Aging Brand?

In a bid to refresh its brand and reverse financial decline, Playboy Enterprises announced that the June issue of Playboy magazine, scheduled to hit newsstands Friday, will include a 3-D centerfold of Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk.