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Music industry mourns the loss of George Duke

Jazz great George Duke, a visionary keyboardist, producer, composer and arranger, has died in Los Angeles. He was 67.

Worker wages: Wendy's vs. Wal-Mart vs. Costco

Can a company make money and also pay its workers well?

Nutritional company expands voluntary recall of diet supplement

A national nutritional company has expanded a recall of supplements due to an undeclared drug ingredient.

Mars rover Curiosity celebrates 1 year on Red Planet

One of the first photos it sent home showed a self-portrait of its shadow.

LEGO divides fans with Simpsons set

LEGO has confirmed plans to launch a new set of toys based on 'The Simpsons' television series, angering some die-hard fans who say the characters are not appropriate for children.

GM offers big price cut on Chevy Volt

General Motors announced Tuesday that it will knock $5,000 off the sticker price of a new Chevy Volt, making it the latest electric car to be steeply discounted as automakers battle for buyers.

Bush undergoes heart procedure

Former President George W. Bush, 67, underwent a procedure Tuesday morning to have a stent placed in his heart one day after a blockage was discovered in an artery, according to a statement from his office.

Exotic snake suspected in boys' deaths in Canada

Police in Canada are looking into the deaths of two young boys who appear to have been strangled by an exotic snake.

Nashville man stabs roommate after fight over TV volume

A fight between two roommates landed one of them in the hospital and the other is facing charges for pulling out a knife. The roommates were apparently arguing about the TV being too loud and the fight got out of hand.

Amazon's Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million

The Washington Post Company announced Monday it was selling its newspaper business, including the flagship Washington Post, to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million.