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Fortune: Tiny but powerful: The estate tax lobbyupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 14:32:00

The super-rich got an early Christmas gift in the $858 billion tax package that President Obama signed into law on Friday. On top of a two-year extension of Bush-era income tax rates, the wealthiest Americans dodged an estate tax that was set to jump up from zero to 55% for individuals worth more than $1 million. Instead, under a deal Senate Republicans negotiated with the White House, individuals can exempt estates up to $5 million and pay 35% beyond that. The exemption for couples is $10 million.

Sweet scientific discovery in the world of chocolateupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 20:47:00

Mars Inc. -- maker of M&M's, Snickers and Twix -- and its research partners Wednesday released a preliminary genome sequence for cacao, the tree that ultimately brings us chocolate.

Hostin: It's Naked Cowboy, 1; naked M&M, 0updated: Wed Jul 02 2008 11:19:00

I like it when I'm right, especially about naked men. Especially about naked cowboys.

'Naked Cowboy' can sue makers of M&Msupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 16:05:00

An underpants-clad New York guitarist known as the "Naked Cowboy" can proceed with his trademark infringement lawsuit against the maker of M&Ms and its ad agency, a New York judge has ruled.

Naked Cowboy lawsuitupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 16:05:00

A judge ruled Tuesday that New York City's Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, can sue Mars Inc. over an M&M's ad. Naked Cowboy Wins Round One Vs. M&Msupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 13:55:00

A street entertainer's lawsuit against the candy giant may proceed, says a judge

CNNMoney: Sweet deal: Mars to pay $23B for Wrigleyupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 14:38:00

Popular candy maker Mars Inc. announced Monday it will purchase confectionary giant Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. in an all-cash deal valued at approximately $23 billion. Wrigley Being Bought for Almost $23Bupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 06:00:00

Candy maker Mars Inc. says it's buying confectioner Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. in an all-cash deal valued at almost $23 billion

Naked Cowboy sues Mars, Inc.updated: Fri Apr 11 2008 16:13:00

Robert Burck, otherwise known as the Naked Cowboy, says he is suing Mars, Inc. over a candy ad.

The naked truth about The Naked Cowboy caseupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 16:13:00

Most New Yorkers and visitors to Times Square know of The Naked Cowboy.

CNNMoney: M&M's maker to stop marketing to kidsupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 12:05:00

Confectionery giant Masterfoods, which makes Milky Way and Snickers candy bars as well as M&M's chocolates, says it will stop marketing its core products to children under the age of 12 by the end of this year. (See correction.)

CNNMoney: The lighter side of dark M&M'supdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 18:08:00

A new ad campaign launched by the owner of the M&M's brand aims to make eating dark chocolate a scream.

CNNMoney: M&M's get mega-sizedupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 10:56:00

M&M's is reminding adults that candy isn't just for kids.

CNNMoney: Cocoa as a diabetes treatment?updated: Mon Jul 25 2005 06:10:00

Take two M&M's and call me in the morning?

CNNMoney: Countersuit in 'Apprentice' spat?updated: Thu Mar 10 2005 09:39:00

A product placement company, sued last week by "The Apprentice's" producer for allegedly lying to companies whose products are showcased on the show and pocketing millions of dollars in profits, has countersued for $20 million, reported Thursday.

CNNMoney: 'Apprentice' producer files $7M suitupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 08:32:00

"You're Sued!"

Fortune: MARS HAS A NEW CENTERupdated: Mon Feb 05 1996 00:01:00

They make a rather unlikely team. Hakeem "the Dream" Olajuwon, known for being gracious and outgoing, is a 7-foot basketball star for the NBA champion Houston Rockets. Mars Inc. is a notoriously se...


Ever have one of those days when you think the people you work for are just plain nuts? Relax. If there's one point that Jan Pottker demonstrates in Crisis in Candyland (National Press, $23.95), it...

Fortune: THE ECLIPSE OF MARS When you run a $13 billion privately held company, you answer to no one -- except the market. But are the Maupdated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

TO STEAL, and mangle, a phrase from Churchill, Mars Inc. is an enigma inside a mystery tied up in a bright candy wrapper. We are all familiar with its branded products -- Snickers, M&M's, Milky Way...

Fortune: THE INSIDERupdated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

SEEMS CBS star David Letterman (Mr. $42 Million) can't shake his love for fast driving. Letterman's friends worry he'll lose his license. Will CBS head Larry Tisch try to push a car and driver on D...

Fortune: UNCOVERING MARS' UNKNOWN EMPIRE They are America's richest family, who got to be worth $12.5 billion by selling sweets and susteupdated: Mon Sep 26 1988 00:01:00

MARS INC. is the black hole of the packaged goods universe -- so powerful and large that it influences all the other objects in its system, yet so secretive and dense that not so much as a lumen of...

Fortune: THE BILLIONAIRES WHO? HOW? HOW MUCH? How big is a billion? Think of the entire cube as being one billion, the small red cube as updated: Mon Sep 12 1988 00:01:00

THE LESSON to be drawn from the people who make up FORTUNE's roster of billionaires this year is that the kid next door can still grow up to be the billionaire on the block. So George Washington ne...

Fortune: THE 1988 BILLIONAIRES, RANKED BY ASSETS updated: Mon Sep 12 1988 00:01:00


Fortune: NAME THAT BRANDupdated: Mon Jul 04 1988 00:01:00

Quick, what is the most powerful brand name in America? If you said, ''Coke is it,'' you're right, according to Landor Associates, a San Francisco design and image-consulting firm. Landor queried m...

Fortune: Do your bit to help: Eat more chocolateupdated: Mon May 09 1988 00:01:00

There's an awful lot of cocoa in Brazil. And in Malaysia and in West Africa. Gill & Duffus Group, a London commodities firm, forecasts a 1987-88 world crop of 2.1 million metric tons. That's about ...

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