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Why BP Will Never Be Great Again

BP has big problems, and not just because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the $20 billion compensation fund it set up to pay the victims. The petro-giant has been missing Wall Street's profit targets lately, thanks to sloppy operations and a general trend toward lower gasoline consumption.

Will John Galt Bag Backlash Squeeze Lululemon?

High-end yoga retailer lululemon athletica has been offering tote bags emblazoned with the phrase "Who is John Galt?" Apparently, the answer is: Someone yoga practitioners are ready to boycott. Seems Ayn Rand's selfish Objectivism doesn't mix well with lululemon's customer base.

Anti-Gay Campaign Finds No Welcome at Home Depot

For more than a year, the American Family Association has pleaded with Home Depot not to publicly back gay rights, and the home improvement retailer has ignored them. In fact, it continues to participate in the city's gay pride parade, as it has done for years. Still, the AFA isn't giving up.

Family-Friendly TV Advertisers Get PTC's 'Green Light'

A conservative TV watchdog group wants consumers to consider patronizing companies that advertise on family-friendly television shows this shopping season, rather than those that buy commercials on racier programs, but price is still likely to be the biggest influence on holiday shoppers.

Target's Talks With Gay-Rights Group Break Down

Target's efforts to make nice with the gay community fizzled after it rejected proposals to donate money to gay-rights groups to offset an earlier donation helping the election of a conservative, anti-gay Minnesota gubernatorial candidate.

The Growing Backlash Against Arizona's Immigration Law

Since it passed a controversial immigration law, Arizona has been the subject of a furious war of words -- and now the attacks have begun to hit it in the wallet as cities across the country are instituting economic sanctions against the state. The latest move comes from Los Angeles, where the city council voted on Wednesday to slash economic ties with the state.