The musician hopes to raise $600,000 for his charity with the auction this week in New York.
Keep an eye on funds tracking oil, retail, gold, China's emerging middle class and Sweden's stable economy.
The company's financial position improves on higher fourth-quarter profits, but the U.S. market is still a big weak spot.
The tech retailer may face hurdles gaining approval for a store in New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal.
Example: Red in a McDonald's causes people to eat more quickly, making room for the next customers.
Starbucks spurned Kraft and wants a new partner in the single-serve scene, but Green Mountain and its consumers may be out of its league.
The next iteration of the iPad is expected to come with a camera and twice the RAM, but the most important new feature may be a lower price tag.
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