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  • The world’s 10 most valuable sports teams

    This year’s Forbes list of the world's most valuable teams is heavy with two kinds of football and features a new top squad. Can you guess which team, and which sport, nabbed the number one spot? 

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  • Adidas: FIFA corruption allegations must be investigated

    Adidas: FIFA corruption allegations are tainting the sport, says sponsor. BP, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Visa, and Sony are also concerned about allegations surrounding FIFA awarding the World Cup 2022 to Qatar.

  • Mass faintings: Dozens fall ill in Cambodian garment factories

    Mass faintings: 118 employees passed out at work on Thursday at textile factories in Phnom Penh. The garment industry earns Cambodia more than $5 billion a year in revenue and employs some 600,000 people.

  • The world’s 10 most valuable sports teams

    This year’s Forbes list of the world's most valuable teams is heavy with two kinds of football and features a new top squad. Can you guess which team, and which sport, nabbed the number one spot? 

  • David Beckham, English soccer's golden boy, heads for the exit (+video)

    The A-list celebrity and star midfielder announced his retirement from soccer today, after a career playing for the top clubs in nations across Europe.

  • Saving Money Mother's Day: Five can't-miss gift deals

    Mother's Day will be here faster than you think, so why not get a head start? Here are five Mother's Day deals worth a look. 

  • NFL new uniforms, best to worst

    The Jacksonville Jaguars and three other teams have released new uniform designs in the past year – with mixed results. Here are the league's four new uniforms, subjectively ranked from worst to best. 

  • Robert Griffin III: Redskins QB's jersey breaks sales records

    Robert Griffin III Redskins jersey has set the all-time sales record for NFL jerseys since the league started keeping track – and with a Redskins playoff berth possibly looming, he is bound to sell many more. What makes Robert Griffin III so marketable? 

  • The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions

    Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.) But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident. Here's a salute to the scientists, chefs, and everyday folk who stumbled upon greatness – and, more important, shared their mistakes with the world.UPDATE: After great reader feedback, we've added five additional accidental inventions: Stainless steel, plastic, ice cream cones, Post-it Notes, and matches.

  • Are some global companies too reliant on China?

    Consumer companies like Apple, BMW, and Starbucks saw profits rise last quarter because of surging sales in China, while industrial companies like Caterpillar and ABB struggled. Slowing Chinese growth could threaten the latter, but not the former as much. 

  • Opinion How Apple, Foxconn, and others can address labor abuses in overseas factories

    Why do we keep hearing about labor abuses in overseas factories like those of Apple-supplier Foxconn? Auditing and inspections are inadequate to solve the problem. Requiring companies to examine and publicly report on risks along their supply chains can help eliminate violations.