A mini Darth Vader and consumer-created ads from PepsiCo scored points in the first half of Sunday night's Super Bowl in a game where commercial time is largely lacking the laugh level of past years.
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In the wake of AOL's deal to buy the Huffington Post, some Madison Ave. executives say that the site's liberal political bent could turn off some AOL advertisers. Others say it's clicks and audience that matter.
News Corp.'s Fox Broadcasting said it will drop affiliate stations that refuse to pay increases in programming fees.
CBS named the executive producer of "60 Minutes" to oversee its entire news division, after more than five years of it being run by the broadcaster's top TV-sports executive.
Newspaper publisher McClatchy posted a 42% drop in profit as ad revenue continued to fall, albeit at a slower pace.
Chain stores including Walgreen, Supervalu and Costco have introduced private-label beers. But going up against big budgets of major brews isn't easy.
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