Russell Runge, an assistant city manager in Missouri, hovered on the edge of a packed reception for economic-development boosters and automotive-industry executives in northern Michigan. Runge was seeking jobs.
International Game Technology, the world’s largest slot-machine maker, posted a 26 percent increase in second-quarter profit, exceeding analysts’ estimates as orders picked up and social-gaming revenue grew.
Zynga Inc., the largest developer of games for Facebook Inc.’s social network, was sued by Agincourt Gaming LLC for infringing two patents covering features of online games including “FarmVille” and “Mafia Wars.”
The Scissor Sisters went for the Technicolor rubber look. Beth Ditto stripped to her underwear. Debbie Harry dressed in cool black. The audience danced in Wellington boots as showers and swamps of mud failed to damp the party atmosphere.
Country-music history could be up for sale as the owner of the Grand Ole Opry, the showcase that’s hosted everyone from Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood, is pushed to weigh its options.