To win Eurovision, the annual pan-European song contest that launched the careers of Abba and Celine Dion, you've got to have style, a killer song and enough charm to convince judges from rival countries to vote for you. For the 2013 finals, aired across the region this weekend, the odds are on Denmark, according to Microsoft.
Alisher Usmanov, the Russian billionaire who made a more than 10-fold return from his investment in Facebook Inc., said he recently spent about $100 million buying Apple Inc. shares in anticipation they will rise.
In Robert Heinlein’s classic novella “The Man Who Sold the Moon,” an entrepreneur raises money for a lunar expedition by warning a soft-drink company that, without its support, he might have to turn to a competitor that will pay him to display its logo on the surface, where it will be visible from Earth.
The U.K. Olympics team needs to gain at least fourth place in the Olympic Games next year to maintain current annual funding levels, the London Times reported, citing U.K. Sports Minister Hugh Robertson.