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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.

Tibetan Buddhist Leader Had Secret $1.35 Million Hoard

Buddhism is all about renunciation: To achieve nirvana, the Buddha teaches, one must crush desire. But one exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader -- the Karmapa Lama -- allegedly had an undeclared $1.35 million cash stash at his monastery in northern India.

Can Al Jazeera Capitalize on Its Newfound Popularity?

The Qatar-based network is getting international kudos for its coverage of the growing Middle East crisis. But acclaim and a growing audience don't yet equal profits and market share for Al Jazeera, which has almost certainly been losing money since its launch in 1996.

MTV's Racy Skins Is Just a Symptom of Teen Troubles

MTV's controversial new teen drama Skins won't set any of its young viewers on the road to ruin, and it isn't pornographic. It is in bad taste, and MTV must have known would offend some audiences. Still, with 3.26 million viewers for its debut, Viacom is getting exactly what it wanted from the show -- publicity and viewers.

Hayward Says BP Was Not Prepared for Gulf Oil Disaster

Tony Hayward, former CEO of BP Plc (BP) said that the company was not prepared for the Gulf oil spill or the media attention that went with it. In an interview with BBC News to be broadcast today, Hayward said that BP%u2019s emergency planning was lacking and the company was "making it up day to day".

U.K. Media Ask Government to Examine Murdoch's Bid for BSkyB

British newspapers and the BBC wrote a letter to the UK government asking it to examine Rupert Murdoch's bid to take over British Sky Broadcasting Group, saying the deal could harm the public interest. The owners of newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, along with the director general of the BBC, wrote a letter saying that the deal would expand News Corp.%u2019s (NWS) control of the UK media. Murdoch controls News Corp.

Most around the world back stimulus

In a huge poll of 22,158 people around the world, the BBC found broad support for government stimulus actions. According to the study, "In the 20...

Do gamers make better employees?

Just when you thought you'd heard it all, IBM executive David Laux tells the BBC that video gamers make good employees. "We have found across the...