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In theaters: August 2nd, 2013
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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.

directed by Tyler

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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.

  1. Sean “Diddy” Combs $580 million
  2. Shawn “Jay – Z” Carter  $475 million
  3. Dr. Dre $350 million
  4. Birdman  $150 million
  5. 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.

 

source: Forbes

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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.

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