Retirement assets are making a comeback

Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the stock market fell so hard it lost nearly half its value.
 
For many retailers,
price discounts are
a 'necessary evil'  
 
There's a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home. In the past few years, some of the biggest car rental companies have added the finest cars money can buy to their fleets. Alongside the practical Toyotas and Fords are Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Aston Martins and Teslas, to name a few.  
 
Investors pumped more than $4.7 billion into Silicon Valley technology companies during the first quarter this year, with the lion’s share going to the software industry, which captured about $2.3 billion — the largest quarterly investment into any industry since 2000.  
 
 
This adorable baby squirrel is being nursed back to health

A wildlife rehabilitation center in Washington, D.C., is caring for a baby squirrel that fell from its nest and landed on a concrete sidewalk 75 feet below. Full Story
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.