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Meet the Billionaire Women Who Made It On Their Own

The Forbes magazine annual list of the world's billionaires has always been scant of women, but 35 more women did join this year's record-length list of 1,426 global über-rich. They now number 138, or 9.7 percent of the total. Last year, they represented 8.5 percent of the list.

Which Credit Card Rewards Does the IRS Care About?

Citibank recently sent recipients of a special frequent flier mile promotion an unwelcome surprise: a 1099 tax form indicating those miles are taxable income. Wondering if your other credit card rewards might be taxable too? Well, stop worrying.

9 Big Companies That Will Disappear in 2012

As surprising as it may seem to many of us when large corporations with familiar brands vanish suddenly from the scene, it happens. Major companies like Saab, Borders, and Countrywide -- just to same a recent few -- are now history. Who's next? Read on ...

Oprah's OWN Delivers a Strong Debut for Advertisers

Oprah Winfrey's new cable network is commanding some of the highest ad prices on cable, and it justified the rates with its heavily-watched debut. But can OWN continue delivering the viewership to support those premium rates?

Oprah Winfrey Network Draws More Than 1 Million Viewers

Oprah Winfrey%u2019s cable TV network drew more than 1 million viewers on its debut over the weekend. The new channel, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), launched at noon on New Year%u2019s Day, The Wall Street Journal said. It replaced Discovery Health in about 80 million homes.

Oprah's New Book Club Pick Has a Dickensian Feel

Winfrey has selected two Dickens classics, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, which will be reissued together in one 800-page volume with the Oprah's Book Club sticker from Penguin Classics. But readers can get them a lot cheaper, or free, elsewhere.

Oprah to Name Her Next Book Club Pick on Monday

Oprah is on a farewell tour of sorts, what with The Oprah Winfrey Show ending its 25 year run in 2011. But those who were saddened by the thought that Jonathan Franzen's No. 1 bestseller Freedom would be her final pick for her wildly popular Book Club can breathe easier: You get at least one more.

Oprah Winfrey: It Was Hard to Accept Being a Brand

You might think that someone who puts her famous name on everything she does would be comfortable with the notion of self-branding. Not Oprah Winfrey. "The idea of being a brand was hard for me to accept," the daytime host and soon-to-be cable network founder said during a Q&A session at the American Magazine Conference in Chicago.

Anderson Cooper as Daytime Talk Show Host: Good Move?

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is set to get his own syndicated daytime talk show, a program that will address "social issues, trends and events, pop culture and celebrity, human interest stories and populist news," whatever that means.

Oprah and Wal-Mart Bring Smartphones to Main Street

How can you tell that smartphones aren't just for tech geeks and corporate types tethered to their email anymore? When Oprah Winfrey gives Motorola Defys to her whole studio audience, and Wal-Mart says it's launching its own mobile service, you have to say the devices have gone mainstream.

President Obama's Book-Sales Boost: Second Only to Oprah's?

From history and economics to crime novels and biographies, whatever book the president touches -- and talks about -- turns into sales gold. Americans are very clearly interested in whatever the president is reading, and they're buying accordingly.

More Oomph for Oprah Winfrey's New Network

Oprah Winfrey is a famously busy woman. And she's about to get even busier. The talk show queen has agreed to increase her on-air commitment to The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture owned equally by Oprah's production company, Harpo, and Discovery Communications.

Oprah's New Money Manager

Peter Adamson, who has been in charge of investments for Eli Broad, moves in as Oprah's new money manager.

Fergie: The next Oprah?

She's guest hosted The View, Larry King Live and NBC's Today Show, but now Britain's Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, wants her own American...