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Bad Fortune: Five Bizarre Billionaire Murders

Money can buy you power, but it can't always save your life: Here's a list of the world's richest murder victims, some of whom met deadly ends that one would more likely expect to see on the movie screen: bombs, arson and even a kinky sadomasochistic sex scene.

Breastfeeding Could Save Billions of Dollars, Hundreds of Lives

Sometimes, doing the simplest things can save not only money, but lives. A recent study published in Pediatrics found that the low level of breastfeeding in the U.S. is costing the country at least $13 billion each year, with nearly all of the cost related to infant illnesses and deaths.

Recession takes a toll on cemeteries

There's an old saying about death being a recession-proof business. After all, come hell or high water (or maybe because of them), somebody's going...

A green lining for the bad economy

Two headlines in my local paper today made me re-think the phrase, "silver lining." Because according to The Oregonian today, the bad economy has a ...

Great. It even costs more to be dead

Real estate prices aren't going down in every location. The cost of a burial plot seems to be rising nationally, for example.

In a community...

IRS tells woman she's dead

Betty was excited about receiving her IRS stimulus check -- but when she called to inquire about why the money hadn't arrived in her account, she was...