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  • Bestselling books the week of 2/17/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 2/17/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren, Pagani: Is a supercar war brewing?

    Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren, Pagani: Is a supercar war brewing?

    Lamborghini Aventador is one of three supercars announced this month.

  • Dr. Dre, Justin Bieber cause buzz at Grammy Awards

    Dr. Dre, Justin Bieber cause buzz at Grammy Awards

    Dr. Dre and Justin Bieber had fans and viewers talking about this year's Grammy Awards show. It was the first time Dr. Dre has appeared on live TV in over ten years.

  • Seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day

    Seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day

    It’s Valentine’s Day, and those “sexiest cars” lists are rolling in. Silly? A little, but it’s too much fun not to play along. We looked at 2011 cars that were attainable (sorry, Dr. Porsche, Jaguar, Tesla), not overly obvious (Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW 3-series), and sporting a noticeably new look. We like the Volvo C30, but it didn’t much improve a reliably pretty fleet. I haven’t driven all these vehicles, but over several years of test-driving I did race through several of these cars’ predecessors. You can still see the skid marks. Here, in random order, are my seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day 2011:

  • Borders moves toward bankruptcy: Are bookstores going away?

    Chapter & Verse Borders moves toward bankruptcy: Are bookstores going away?

    As Borders stumbles, dramatic declines are predicted for bricks-and-mortar bookstores.

  • Borders bookseller faces bankruptcy

    Borders bookseller faces bankruptcy

    Faced with stiff competition from online book retailers like Amazon, plus the proliferation of e-books designed for devices like the Amazon Kindle and Apple’s iPad, Borders faces bankruptcy.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Space Robots

    Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic 'handyman,' is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 26 crew member aboard the International Space Station on Feb. 3. Dextre completed its first real job since the robot passed its final exam in December 2010, unpacking two critical pieces of equipment delivered by the unpiloted Japanese Kounotori2 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV2) spacecraft .

  • In Pictures Nic and Carla: France's sweethearts

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy and First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrive at Fort-de-France airport in Martinique on Jan. 7 to deliver the New Year's address to French overseas territories.

  • Shaking up 2012: US senators who aren't running for reelection

    Shaking up 2012: US senators who aren't running for reelection

    So far, 10 senators have announced that they will retire at the end of of their terms rather than seek reelection. With the 2012 campaigns not far off, the departures of these seven Democrats (well, one is an Independent, technically) and three Republicans are shaking things up. Here's how.

  • 5 signs that e-books are here to stay

    5 signs that e-books are here to stay

    If e-books were the new family on the block in 2010, they’re putting down roots and settling in for good in 2011. Here are five reasons why you can be sure that e-books are here to stay.