Packages of Tyson food beef meat loaf are reflected in a mirror as they sit on a refrigerator shelf for sale at a grocery store in Encinitas.
There have been a lot of changes at Walmart of late, all of them aimed at putting the dismal performance of the past few years behind it and moving forward.
The UK's British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) has agreed to pay US$9 billion to buy Rupert Murdoch-owned pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with about 20 million customers.
Mixed corporate earnings produced varied results on Wall Street this week, resulting in gains for the NASDAQ, losses for the Dow and a nearly flat S&P 500.
Alan �Ace� Greenberg, the executive who helped turn Bear Stearns Cos. into one of the world's biggest and most daring investment banks, died in New York on Friday at the age of 86 of complications from cancer.