Lest you focus solely on searching for the biggest investment opportunity, or on stocks that Warren Buffett might wish he could buy, here's a brief recap of recent unusual financial news from around the globe.
Grimace goes on a diet
Investors in McDonald's
If you like innovative and environmentally responsible investments, look no further than Hewlett-Packard
Crowne Plaza hotels, a unit of Intercontinental Hotels Group
Even laughable corporate innovations aren't always bad ideas. Remember that companies that think outside the box can create new products and industries, however silly they might initially seem.
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