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The Fringe Benefits To Bruno Mars' Free Super Bowl Gig

The NFL paid nothing to last night's Super Bowl halftime entertainer Bruno Mars; he performed before millions of viewers worldwide for free. What exactly does an artist like Bruno Mars profit from performing on one of the world's biggest stages? Audie Cornish talks to Forbes music and entertainment writer Zack Greenburg about the economics of performing at the Super Bowl.
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Airborne And Cross-Country, Billy Demong Seeks A Second Gold

In the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Billy Demong made Olympic history by being the first American to win a gold medal in the Nordic Combined. Now, he's headed back to Sochi try to repeat his success. Melissa Block talks with Demong about the very different skills required to compete in a sport that combines ski jumping and cross-country skiing.
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A Viewing Guide For The Overwhelmed Olympic Fan

With less than a week to go until the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics, TV critic Eric Deggans lays out a guide to watching the games.
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Did London Get An Economic Boost From The 2012 Olympics?

The British government says yes and points to a lengthy report. But economists and other critics say the games rarely if ever produce long-term economic benefits.
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Joe Namath's Fur Coat: Nothing New, But It's A Talker

The legendary quarterback showed up for the coin toss at Sunday's Super Bowl in one of his trademark coats. Social media went nuts. Older fans, though, knew that it would have been bigger news if Broadway Joe didn't come wrapped in a fur.
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VIDEO: Obama And O'Reilly Hit Harder Than Denver And Seattle

The Super Bowl was a super bore if you prefer close contests. Seattle trounced Denver, 43-8. The president's pregame interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was a much more contentious affair.
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Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers' Hearts

The game didn't go as predicted, but the ad war did. For the second year in a row, Bud won over viewers, using a cute puppy and photogenic Clydesdales to sell beer.
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Seahawks Dominate Broncos For Super Bowl Victory

The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl. They beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seahawks scored within the first 12 seconds of Super Bowl XLVIII against the Broncos and never slowed down, handily taking home the Lombardi Trophy with a final score of 43-8.
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The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment

Despite the enormous cost of hosting the Olympics, many former venues are languishing away unused.

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