Weight Watchers Stock Soars As Oprah Ad Airs

NEW YORK (AP) — Weight Watchers is getting another boost from Oprah Winfrey. The weight loss company’s shares are soaring as a TV commercial starring Winfrey begins to air. The commercial shows past videos of Winfrey working out and referencing her struggle with weight, a frequent topic of Winfrey’s former talk show. The ad ends […]

Oprah Buys 10% Of Weight Watchers For $43.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is paying about $43.2 million for a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers and is joining the weight management company’s board. The company’s shares are up almost 48 percent in premarket trading on word of the deal. Weight Watchers International Inc. said in a filing with the Securities and […]

Dr. Oz’s Health Effort Nets 1M Participants

NEW YORK (AP) – Television already has “The Biggest Loser.” Dr. Mehmet Oz is looking for the biggest number of losers. “The Dr. Oz Show” said Monday that it had netted its 1 millionth participant in its “transformation nation” health effort, and the number is climbing. One of those people will win a $1 million […]