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Sexy Matador Fights Pork Chops in New Target Ad

Target is promoting its grocery offerings with a new series of TV ads featuring, among other oddities, exploding boxes of cake mix, and a sexy female matador dueling with various packaged meats.

Why American Idol Still Commands the Biggest Bucks on TV

Despite a slip in its ratings dip and the loss of man-we-love-to-hate Simon Cowell, "American Idol" remains the most expensive show on TV for advertisers. Why are they willing to pay close to half a million dollars for a 30-second spot? Young viewers, and lots of them.

Boeing Sees Rebound in Airplane Demand

Boeing's (BA) Commercial Airplanes CEO sees a rebound in demand for commercial aircraft as the global economy improves. The company had over 3,000 unfilled orders for commercial airplanes as of June 30, the company said in a statement. Many customers are choosing the Next-Generation 737 and the 777 planes.

Billionaire in Heated Battle Over Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

Manuel "Matty" Moroun enjoys a monopoly over one of the nation's busiest international trade routes between Detroit and Ontario. But now, as his Ambassador Bridge is starting to show its 81 years, Moroun has found himself frantically defending his claim to the lucrative trade business that takes place across the Detroit River each year.

Nike's New Tiger Woods Ad: A Mercenary, Creepy Misfire

Nike wanted to accelerate the public rehabilitation of Tiger Woods with a new ad featuring the voice of the golfer's deceased father. Instead, it has made its star endorser even more alien, mercenary and unsympathetic than before.

Why Is Broadview Security Scaring the Hell Out of Us?

Using sex in advertising is a tried and true way to sell a product. But one company is betting that fear may be just as effective. Broadview Security (formerly branded as Brinks Home Security) has been airing ads that feature a series of scenarios that play on women's darkest fears.

Live From the Operating Room, It's NBC's Today!

NBC Medical Correspondent Nancy Snyderman's "Inside the O.R." series depicting real-life surgeries is being aired this week on Today. It's hard not to think of the televised surgeries as a publicity stunt -- and the timing couldn't have been more apropos given that the February sweeps period starts tomorrow and runs to March 3.