The north London house in where British soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead on July 23, 2011 at age 27. The house sold in 2012 for $1 million less than its asking price.
The north London house in where British soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead on July 23, 2011 at age 27. The house sold in 2012 for $1 million less than its asking price. - 

The Halloween parties may be full of Miley Cyrus impersonators and Daft Punk helmets tonight, but after the sugar high, there may be a reckoning for the U.S. economy. The advent of November brings the end-of-the year shopping season and some economists are worried about the mood.

Earlier this year, Georgia Tech became the first top university to offer a steep discount for an online grad degree:  less than $7,000 for a master’s in computer science, instead of the usual $45,000.

Here's a gravely serious Halloween story for you. Maybe you're not the superstitious type, but perhaps you've wondered before if anyone died in your house -- or maybe one of your neighbor's houses. Now there's an easy way to find out who met their maker in your bedroom, in a way that doesn't involve exhaustively searching county records. DiedInHouse.com, an internet company based in South Carolina, will run a background check to see if there's a record of anyone dying in a given house for $11.99.

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