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Entertaining Business: Chris Rock, economist

Chris Rock is a comedian long known for his envelope-pushing comedy. In fact, the funnyman is currently out promoting the new movie Top Five which he directed, wrote and stars in.

NBC’s Peter Pan Live flies into big profits

“You can fly!”… if you have enough money. After the success of last year’s live The Sound of Music special, NBC is back with its effort to revive the one-night

Entertaining Business – House of DVF

Legendary clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg is out looking for a brand ambassador, using the power of reality television on the House of DVF. This series has been running for a

The last great walk: A master of marketing

You might find this hard to believe, but a century or so ago, walking was a spectator sport. Thousands of people lined the route taken by Edward Payson Weston in

Jerry Seinfeld discovers the power of Facebook

As someone who loves cars, coffee, and laughs, I was an immediate pushover for Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The Web series, which just kicked off its fifth

The economic impact of Joan Rivers’ passing

You know you’re a business writer when word of someone’s death spurs you to thinking about the economic impact of that permanent farewell. The thought flitted across my mind the

How are local casinos holding up?

When the first slot machines hit Michigan a couple of decades ago in a small tribal casino, the notion of spinning the wheels was enough of an unheard-of novelty that my

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