The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will ultimately cost between $4 trillion and $6 trillion, with medical care and disability benefits weighing heavily for decades to come, according to a new analysis.
The bill to taxpayers so far has been $2 trillion, plus $260 billion in interest on the resulting debt. By comparison, the current federal budget is $3.8 trillion.
Source: LA Times
Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million, sources told ESPN.
Verlander’s deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million, sources said. A vesting option for an eighth year could push the deal to $202 million.
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On this date in 1995 Michael Jordan came out of retirement and set an opponent record scoring 55 pts at Madison Square Garden vs. the New York Knicks.
- Sean “Diddy” Combs $580 million
- Shawn “Jay – Z” Carter $475 million
- Dr. Dre $350 million
- Birdman $150 million
- Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson $125 million
Methodology: In order to complete the Five list, Forbes followed the same procedures used to calculate the list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through financial documents and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find out details.
Justin Timberlakes almost moves 1 million copies in first week sales.
#1. Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience – 968,000 (969,000)
#14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 24,000 (496,000)
#25. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 14,000 (808,000)
#48. A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP – 8,600 (303,000)
#66. T.I. – Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head – 6,600 (435,000)
#70. 2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story – 5,800 (576,000)
#85. Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C. – 4,500 (352,000)
#102. Chief Keef – Finally Rich – 3,800 (152,000)
#137. Swollen Members – Beautiful Death Machine – 2,900 (3,000)
#195. MGK – Lace Up – 2,300 (161,000)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000.
T-Mobile has done away with cellphone contracts, replacing them with installment plans in an effort to stay competitive in the U.S. market.
Instead of offering its customers a phone with a two-year contract, T-Mobile will offer it for a fixed upfront price plus a monthly fee for unlimited calls and data. That second fee will include the cost of the phone, and when the phone is paid off (typically after two years) the fee will be reduced, in contrast with traditional two-year contracts where monthly payments typically stay the same after two years.
T-Mobile calls its new pricing plans Simple Choice. For example, a Samsung Galaxy S II costs $29.99 today, and $16 per month on top of the monthly data/voice payment, for 24 months.
T-Mobile is the fourth biggest U.S. mobile carrier (behind AT&T, Verizon and Sprint).
T-Mobile is also getting the iPhone 5— the last major carrier to do so. Read More
Loso’s Way II: Rise To Power album dropping 2013
Fabolous “Ready” Trailer (Starring Kevin Hart & Model Jessica White)
Music video by A$AP Rocky featuring Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam performing Wild For The Night. (C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Today marks thirty years since Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk for the first time onstage at the Motown 25th anniversary special.
R.I.P. Michael Jackson