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  • Lean Cuisine: Did emergency button spark recall?

    Lean Cuisine: Did emergency button spark recall?

    Lean Cuisine spaghetti and meatballs is recalled after five customers find plastic pieces in Lean Cuisine packages.

  • Japan earthquake: 5 ways the international community is helping

    Japan earthquake: 5 ways the international community is helping

    Japan has received offers of assistance from 14 international organizations and 102 countries (including a number of unexpected aid donors such as embattled Afghanistan and poverty-stricken Cambodia), according to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Japan has accepted help, mostly in the form of search and rescue teams, from 15 countries. Here is an overview of some of the help pouring into Japan as it struggles to dig out from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.

  • Music fans want more than just music

    The Entrepreneurial Mind Music fans want more than just music

    In the new music industry, some musicians are struggling. Others are figuring out how to tap into what fans really want.

  • Airline tickets pricier – and not just due to oil

    Airline tickets pricier – and not just due to oil

    Airline tickets are more expensive as fuel prices rise. But an improving economy and industry consolidation are also pushing up the price of airline tickets.

  • Trust broken, millions apart, NFL players and owners head to court

    Trust broken, millions apart, NFL players and owners head to court

    After 16 days of hard negotiating, the NFL and its players failed to reach a contract agreement by a 5 p.m. deadline. The players' union disbanded in order to take its case to court.

  • Five worst labor disputes in sports

    Five worst labor disputes in sports

    The NFL isn't known for striking. In fact, it hasn’t had a major interruption in play since 1987, which may be the reason for its continued popularity, says New York University professor of sports management Robert Boland. As the NFL faces its first labor dispute in decades, here is a look back at the five worst shutdowns in US sports history.

  • Top 5 on Forbes rich list? Bill, Warren ... and Carlos!

    Top 5 on Forbes rich list? Bill, Warren ... and Carlos!

    Forbes came out with its annual ranking of the world's richest people Thursday. This year's Top 5 billionaires made their money in software, luxury goods, investments, and telecommunications. But the No. 1 has pulled far ahead of his rivals. Here's how the Top 5 stack up:

  • Gas prices: 10 ways you can save at the pump

    Gas prices: 10 ways you can save at the pump

    Gas prices put extra strain on consumers, but several strategies can help offset the high price at the pump. Some of these tips give you more mileage from each gallon in your tank, while others tactics might help you simply drive fewer miles.

  • In Pictures Paris fashion week

    Models wear creations of Italian fashion designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2011 fashion collection presented in Paris, on March 8.

  • Ford stock: CEO Mulally gets $56.5 million of it

    Ford stock: CEO Mulally gets $56.5 million of it

    Ford stock – nearly $57 worth' – has been awarded to its CEO. Is the Ford stock package too generous?