- NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino is one of the major investors who lost millions when the visual-effects company filed for bankruptcy last week. The Oscar-winning company, founded in 1993 by James Cameron, had created effects for such movies as "Titanic," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and the "Trasnformers" franchise.
- The First Lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler, won damages against a French magazine that published photos of her wearing a bikini on a beach. Perhaps Kate Middleton -- who has suffered the indignity of having topless photos of herself printed in France -- could take some inspiration from this.
- If Ron Paul supporters unite behind Johnson, he could potentially sipher votes from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in more than one swing state.
- Actress Sally Struthers denied a drunk driving charge she was arrested on earlier this week, when she was pulled over in Maine and charged with operating under the influence.
- The British Royal Family is outraged by a French magazine called Closer's decision to publish topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Kate and her husband, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, may take legal action, citing a breach of privacy laws.
- In a move aimed at curbing obesity, New York City has banned the sale of sugary drinks and supersized sodas in establishments that come with food-service license.
- "Jersey Shore" performer Deena Cortese has been banned from the premises of New Jersey bar Spicy Cantina & Mexican Grill for two years after an incident occurred at the bar in June.
- Asian shares rose to a four-month high Friday while the dollar remained weak against other major currencies after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced an aggressive new stimulus to drive job creation in the U.S. economy.
- Peregrine Financial Group Chief Executive Russell Wasendorf Sr., who has confessed to stealing more than $100 million from his futures brokerage's clients, will be released from jail after he pleads guilty on Monday to mail fraud, lying to regulators and embezzling customer money, according to a judge's order.
- Television actress Sally Struthers was arrested on drunken driving charges Wednesday in Maine, where she was starring in a play.
Serena Williams Not Single After All? Pictures Of Her In Paris With French Coach Patrick Mouratoglou SurfaceSerena Williams may not be single after all, after being spotted in Paris with French coach Patrick Mouratoglou
- If polls are to be believed, pro-immigration activists may need to work harder to prevent the reelection of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
- Britney Spears has had rough time getting back on the straight and narrow over the past few years, but now that she has secured a coveted spot as a celebrity judge on the reality TV show "The X Factor," the star seems ready to clean up her act. Spears is allegedly taking her new job so seriously that she and her team have banned all alcohol backstage, as well as in the her hotel room.
- The results of the Dutch election on Wednesday show that incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his VVD Party have won a greater plurality, but the party of far-right politician Geert Wilders has lost badly. These results cement the Netherlands' leading role in the recovery of the euro zone.
- In Florida, voters who were struck from the rolls as part of a controversial purge are set to be reinstated; in Pennsylvania, a battle over a new law requiring photo identification at the polls reaches the highest court.
Pre-Market Movers (Yahoo, Nokia, Zynga, Compucredit, Halcon Resources, Harmony Gold, Banco Santander, Amazon.com)Yahoo! Inc, National Bank of Greece, Nokia Corp, Zynga Inc, Compucredit Holdings, Halcon Resources, Harmony Gold Mining, Amazon.com and Banco Santander are among the companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trading Thursday.
- Brent crude steadied near $116 a barrel on Thursday, after rising for five straight sessions, as traders awaited a U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision that is expected to include further stimulus action to bolster the world's largest economy. Pressure on oil prices from an unexpected rise in U.S. crude stockpiles was offset by geopolitical risks in OPEC member Libya and rising hopes that the euro zone's rescue fund will soon take effect. Brent's front-month October contract, which expi...