Brendan J. Smith

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Can Johnny Depp's 'The Lone Ranger' End Disney's Franchise Losing Streak?

Like a number of major summer tent-poles this year, <i>The Lone Ranger</i> has more at stake than merely the production and marketing costs associated with its creation. Oh sure, Disney is probably sweating a little bit over the film’s $215 million price-tag, even if that was a comedown from the original …

Microsoft To Add Bing Ads To Windows 8.1 Search

Continuing to plug away at Google‘s dominant share of the lucrative search advertising market, Microsoft today announced that it will add its Bing Ads system to the new version of Windows due to launch later this year.<p>Last week, the software giant launched a preview of Window 8.1, a planned update …

The Pittsburgh Pirates Are Baseball's Best And Business Is Thriving

More than 38,000 fans packed PNC Park on Saturday to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1. It marked the eighth straight victory for the formerly dreadful Buccos. Equally important, it was the fifth straight home sellout for the Pirates, which represents the most …

The Persistence of Financial Illiteracy

<b>Annamaria Lusardi</b>, the doyenne of financial (il)literacy reseach (she has appeared on this blog and on Freakonomics Radio), is back with more …

Air Lituanica takes to skies in turbulent European market

When your neighbours’ aviation businesses are struggling to survive, you would, probably, postpone the launch of a new carrier in your own country. …

More details on REITs

2013-07-02T14:38:44.000Z<p>By: Cardiff Garcia<p>The handy chart above, from a new note by Fitch Ratings, shows the process by which mortgage real estate …

As Hulu bids come in, keep an eye on Vevo

Bids are expected by the end of this week for Hulu, the online video site owned by Disney’s ABC, News Corp’s Fox and Comcast’s NBC that is said to be …