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    'Weird Al' Yankovic, master of pop music song parodies, celebrated his first Billboard number one album this week with 'Mandatory Fun.' The success of what could be Weird Al's last studio album comes on the strength of a savvy social media campaign and the comedian's shrewd adaptation to a changing music industry. 

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  • The Bite McDonald's got World Cup exposure but not revenue

    McDonald's reportedly spent between $10 million $25 million to be a sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Although McDonald's got publicity from the World Cup exposure, the company did not get the benefit of higher sales.

  • Facebook stock (FB) soars on earnings report. Could it break a record?

    Facebook stock (FB) jumped in extended trading Wednesday after its second quarter earnings report blew past expectations. Facebook stock climbed nearly 4 percent in extended trading after the results came out, signaling that it could hit a record high when the stock market opens on Thursday.

  • In Gear Cars that will be gone in 2015

    As the auto industry adds on more cars, others have to go. Here is a breakdown of which cars will be gone in 2015, which ones are changing into different models, and which ones are on hold for now.

  • General Motors issues recalls for 718,000 vehicles

    General Motors issued six recalls on Wednesday for 718,000 cars and trucks. General Motors' latest round of recalls brings the annual total to 60 recalls covering nearly 30 million vehicles. 

  • Listeria scare and fruit recall expand to Ralph's, Food 4 Less

    Listeria contaminated fruit from Wawona Packing Co. may have been shipped to Costco, Trader Joe's, Ralph's, and Food 4 Less. Wawona Packing Co is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria contamination, the FDA says. 

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