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Aiming for Amazon: Retailers Join New Web Shipping Service

Retailers such as Toys R Us, Rockport and Borders hope to grow their Web sales with a new shipping service called ShopRunner.com. Much like Amazon's Prime program, consumers pay $79 per year for a membership, which lets them ship as many orders as they want from ShopRunner's retail partners.

The NFL's Self-Defeating
TV Blackout Policy

The NFL doesn't understand its own product. In the high-def age, NFL football games are better to watch at home -- and way cheaper to do so with ticket prices so high. Demanding that fans pack the stands hurts everyone, including the league itself.

NFL Season Ticket Sales Take a Hit From Weak Economy

The NFL's TV ratings are stronger than ever, but it's facing its third straight year of declining season ticket sales. With the economy still sputtering, and real prices for tickets soaring, teams are struggling to attract fans to watch America's most popular pro sport in person.

Daily Blogwatch: My Four-Step Plan to Save the World

Among Thursday's top online stories for investors: a great analysis of the country's GDP numbers, a look at how the stock market typically fares in September after a weak August, and which stocks benefit from increased foreclosures.

The NFL experience is no cheap thrill

The professional football regular season is right around the corner; perhaps you have plans to take the family to a game this year. WalletPop and...

Madden 11 Video Game Goes on Sale - With a Party

Video gaming%u2019s biggest sports franchise got its latest facelift on Monday as Madden 11, the latest edition of the hit football game, hit the shelves. The new edition features Drew Brees, quarter back with Super Bowl champions The New Orleans Saints on the cover, and EA Sports celebrated the launch with a "Madden Gras" party in the Big Easy, featuring players from the Saints, parades and musical guests including Big Boi.

Deadspin Pushes Ethical Envelope Again

Deadspin blogger A.J. Daulerio used this week's Brett Favre drama as an excuse to publish some juicy gossip about the quarterback. But did Daulerio break a promise to a source to keep the story quiet?

NFL Loses Court Case Over Logo Licensing Deal

For almost a decade, Reebok has had an exclusive license to sell headwear with NFL team logos, but perhaps not for much longer. A unanimous Supreme Court just ruled that the NFL's 32 teams are not automatically exempt from antitrust rules when it comes to granting merchandising licenses.

Super Bowl's Economic Impact May be Super Inflated

The Super Bowl is not so super to many economists. Experts in the economics of sports claim the NFL and its boosters have grossly overestimated the economic benefit of Sunday's championship game in Miami between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts.

Are You Ready for No Football?

Time Warner Cable and Fox Television are going head to head over carrying fees. The battle has escalated, and now Fox is threatening to withhold its channel from Time Warner on Jan. 1, potentially denying millions of viewers in 28 states access to NFL football games in the new year.

The NFL is everywhere Visa wants to be

Visa Inc. (V), which owns the largest credit-card network, said today it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the National Football League for...