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Jobs questions

U.S. investigators have questioned Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs about stock-option backdating at the company, according to news reports Tuesday. Bloomberg News and others said Jobs spoke with investigators last week in San Francisco. An Apple spokesman declined comment. The company has said it has been cooperating on investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Wii deal

Theme park operator Six Flags Inc. and Nintendo Co. have struck a sponsorship and marketing agreement for Nintendo's Wii video game console. Under the deal, Wii becomes the official console of Six Flags. At select theme parks, Six Flags will offer complimentary Wii gaming stations.

Mahr back at RTL

COLOGNE, Germany — German media executive Hans Mahr is returning to broadcasting giant RTL Group, where he will head the company's sports-rights business as well as oversee RTL's expansion into Eastern Europe. Mahr left RTL, controlled by German media giant Bertelsmann AG, just two years ago, when he was executive coordinator of group synergies and deputy managing director of the company flagship, RTL Television. He is credited with helping secure RTL a broadcasting license in Croatia, one of the group's first beachheads in central and Eastern Europe. Mahr had a brief term as head of sports and new business at German pay TV group Premiere but was fired after just six months.