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'Idol' host Ryan Seacrest signs record deal, triples his salary

Los Angeles, July 13:“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest has signed a new contract extension, which earns him a huge raise and secures his availability as host of the popular talent show through 2012, according to 19 Entertainment, co-producer of the show.

UBS, US to seek out-of-court settlement

New York, July 13: The U.S. government and Swiss banking giant UBS jointly agreed Sunday to postpone the hearing scheduled for Monday in Miami.

Comedian Artie Lange charged with DUI after a car accident

California, July 13: Actor/comedian Artie Lange has been charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant and careless driving after being involved in a car accident in central New Jersey on Friday, according to a report from The Associated Press.

Brangilna's twins turn one

Los Angeles, July 13: The youngest of Brad Pitt’s and Angelina Jolie’s six children, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, turn one today.

Philips registers higher earnings for 2nd quarter

Amsterdam, July 13: Royal Philips Electronics, largest maker of consumer electronics in Europe, reported second quarter earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA) of 118 million euros and sales of 5.2 billion euros.

Gerard Kleisterlee, president and chief executive officer of Royal Philips Electronics stated, "In line with earlier guidance, we did not see a material improvement in consumer or professional markets in the past three months.

"However, while the pressure on our top line persisted, we are reporting a positive net income and improved underlying profitability over the quarter.”

Though the company has witnessed fall in sales due to the weak economy, yet it has managed to improve its EBITA in all business sectors as compared to first quarter results.

Kirin and Suntory in merger talks

Tokyo, July 13: The leading Japanese beverage giants Kirin Holdings and Suntory Holdings are considering combining their operations, a merger that would create one of the world’s largest beverage makers, local media reported Monday.

Wedding Bells for 'Step Up' stars Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan

California, July 13: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, the stars of 2006 dance/romance film “Step Up” wed in Malibu on Saturday, according to several tabloid reports.

10 Ways To Cut Household Expenses

In uncertain and difficult times, we all look for ways to pinch pennies. Here is a list of 10 areas where you can cut costs to live within your means:

The Coming Financial Time Bomb

Maybe you've heard this popular myth:

A major cause of the financial crisis was boneheaded Wall Street compensation packages unaligned with shareholder interests.

3 Bargain Stocks for This Market

In "70 Times Better Than the Next Microsoft," my colleague Bill Barker revealed which category of stocks outperformed from 1927 to 2005.