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Heartbreak Hotel: Lil Wayne passes Elvis for Billboard record

Sep 27, 2012
Rapper Lil Wayne has surpassed Elvis Presley's record of appearances on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Posted In: Elvis, Lil Wayne, billboard

Final note: Bad Karma at Fisker Automotive

Sep 26, 2012
The new Karma luxury hybrid is smarting from a series of bruising reviews over at Consumer Reports.
Posted In: hybrid cars, consumer reports

Obama weighs in on disputed NFL call

Sep 25, 2012
What did the president have to say about the controversial ruling made by referees at the end of the Seahawks-Packers game?
Posted In: NFL, Barack Obama

Do colder temperatures make you less productive?

Sep 24, 2012
A new study finds that when office temperatures are low, workers commit more mistakes and are half as productive as they could be working in warmer conditions.
Posted In: productivity

Final note: CBS takes its vitameatavegimin

Sep 20, 2012
The secret to CBS' multi-decade success? One word: syndication. And all you do it take a spoonful after every meal. (It's so tasty too. It's just like candy.)
Posted In: television, CBS

Final note: A particularly happy birthday

Sep 19, 2012
September 19, 1982 marks the first day someone typed a colon, a dash and a right parentheses and said: "Hey, look at what this looks like sideways."
Posted In: computer, emoticons

Mining school alums blast Harvard-ians in yearly pay

Sep 18, 2012
Last year, Harvard graduates made less money per year than alumni from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology -- which costs about four times less than Harvard to attend.
Posted In: harvard, mining, college tuition, salary

Fourth richest woman in the U.S. has an unusual celebrity connection

Sep 17, 2012
Can you guess who was Elaine Tettemer Marshall's mother-in-law?
Posted In: Anna Nicole Smith

Drinking in Disney World and fracking in Texas

Sep 14, 2012
Disney World finally turns on the tap, and Halliburton puts out "Lost" signs for a radioactive probe its lost in west Texas.
Posted In: disney, fracking

McDonald's to post calorie counts in all restaurants

Sep 12, 2012
Now all customers will know how many calories are in that Big Mac.
Posted In: McDonald's, calorie

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