There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Next week will bring plenty of headlines -- among them box office receipts for the last Harry Potter film and quarterly results from Apple, Cintas, and Microsoft.
While painful (for most folks) to watch, the actor's explosion has created a bonanza for the tabloid mill. But on a broader level, Sheen has also offers a potential shot in the arm for companies across the spectrum, from media to pharmaceuticals.
The celebrity photos industry is notoriously cutthroat, with photographers competing against one other -- sometimes physically -- to snap the juiciest pictures and score lucrative exclusives they can sell to magazines and websites. Now People magazine's iPad app introduces a fresh front for fighting.