James recently topped Forbes's 2013 list of highest-earning authors. She's now also tied for third on its list of highest-earning celebrities.
Payroll tax cut advocates had hoped a Senate deal Saturday would keep the Social Security payroll tax cut in effect for 2012. But the House, under Speaker John Boehner, it set to reject the deal.
Television talk-show host Oprah Winfrey relaxes in her studio office following a morning broadcast in Chicago. Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984 to WLS-TV's morning talk show, 'A.M. Chicago.' A month later the show was No. 1 in the market. A year later it was renamed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.'