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A cappella group Pentatonix performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Holiday music economics: New artists sing old songs

Dec 24, 2014
Popular artists often rehash holiday standards. But why? Consumer demand.
Posted In: christmas music, holiday music, music industry, Christmas

Travel snafus delight retailers

Dec 24, 2014
A look at who wins when travelers are the losers.
Posted In: holiday travel, airports, air travel
Nine out of 10 people will take in at least one holiday special between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why holiday reruns are the gift that keeps on giving

Dec 23, 2014
Nine out of 10 of us will watch at least one holiday TV special this year.
Posted In: tv, Entertainment, reruns

13 last-minute gift ideas pulled from holiday movies

Dec 23, 2014
There's only one turkey among these gift ideas inspired by holiday films.
Posted In: movies, holiday, presents
The headquarters of Sony Pictures in Culver City, California.

Move over, Snapchat. There's a new app in town.

Dec 23, 2014
New app called Confide makes emails vanish. Company's offering it to Sony for free.
Posted In: sony hacks, confide, app, Snapchat
A seasonal worker harvests tobacco plants.

How bankers muscled ratings agencies on tobacco bonds

Dec 23, 2014
Banks pushed firms to give better ratings to companies that are now close to default.
Posted In: tobacco, bonds
The College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy.

The college bowl game sponsor shuffle

Dec 23, 2014
College football's new playoff system is shaking up the game off the field too.
Posted In: college football, bowl games, sponsorship
A gallery-goer admires a fully functional urinal by artist Andrew Ohanesian titled "Urinal."

Why aren't more urinals installed in homes?

Dec 22, 2014
Lack of urinals in houses may be related to a simple fact: At home, it's not called "the men's room."
Posted In: Baths
The Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia.

Man behind 'world's largest instrument'

Dec 22, 2014
A Macy's parade of music, thanks to the talents of an organist and a gigantic 110-year-old instrument.
Posted In: organ, wanamaker, Philadelphia, Macy's
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