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Leaking ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ and passing the Morton Salt
Good day for movie pirates, Bad day for salt retention
 

GOOD DAY FOR: Movie pirates, after rough copies of 20th Century Fox’s movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was leaked to the Web Wednesday—a month before its release—and viewed hundred of thousands of times. “We’ve never seen a high-profile film—a film of this budget, a tentpole movie with this box office potential—leak in any form this early,” said Eric Garland of file-sharing monitor BigChampagne. (The New York Times)

BAD DAY FOR: Salt retention, after Dow Chemical agreed to sell its Morton Salt subsidiary to Germany’s K+S AG for $1.68 billion. Acquiring 160-year-old Morton—famous for its “Umbrella Girl” logo—will make K+S the world’s largest salt company, overtaking China National Salt Industry Corp. Dow picked up Morton when it purchased chemical maker Rohm & Haas Co., in a deal that closed Wednesday. (Bloomberg)

 

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