Actor Kevin Costner must face a lawsuit in which he’s accused of cheating partners, including actor Stephen Baldwin , of their share of profits on floating oil-water separators sold to BP Plc to help clean up last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
A lot of financial innovation walks a fine line between "great idea" and "sneaky scam" but pro-athlete-trading-market-thing Fantex has added a third dimension of creepiness that makes them especially interesting.
Michigan’s depressed economy nearly toppled Grand Rapids-based awning maker Prestige Products. In April, the company’s fortunes changed when executive Brian Rickel got a phone call from an old contact at BP Plc .
Last week in the Gulf of Mexico, actor Kevin Costner sparked headlines when he unveiled a device that appears to do a fine job of cleaning oil out of water. Some commentators seized the opportunity to make “Waterworld” jokes, but BP Plc took his machine seriously enough to be testing it this week.
“Ride Along,” the buddy comedy with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, led the box office with $48.6 million in ticket sales over the U.S. holiday weekend, giving Universal Pictures its second straight No. 1 release.
Mourners from the world of music and film as well as those from around the block came to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston at the New Jersey church where she sang as a girl and where her family came yesterday to bury her.