In January, the California rock band Cake unveiled its sixth album, Showroom of Compassion. Released on the band's own independent label, Upbeat Records, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. However, it did so after selling just 44,000 copies — the lowest No. 1 in the 20-year history of calculating record sales.
Family Dollar's board of directors has unanimously rejected a takeover bid from a New York hedge fund. The offer from the Trian Fund had put the Charlotte-based company's value at $6.99 billion.
The discount retailer's stores have thrived during the U.S. economic slump, as consumers looked for cheaper prices. Over the past three years, Family Dollar's stock price has risen by more than 150 percent.
The publicly held company is led by the same family that opened the chain's first store, in 1959.
More teenagers and young adults say they've never had a sexual experience with another person, with more than one-quarter of young men and women saying they've never had a sexual encounter.
A new federal survey found that 27 percent of young men and 29 percent of young women ages 15 to 24 say they've never had a sexual encounter. That's compared to 2002, when 22 percent of both men and women said they had never had any sort of sex.
That may be because teenagers are delaying sexual activity.
Internal audits at the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reveal inadequate, incomplete and insufficient mine safety inspections and enforcement in the two years before last year's deadly mine explosion in West Virginia.