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Consumer Reports' Top Vehicle Picks by Category

Feb 27
Consumer Reports released its annual list of top auto brands and individual vehicles. The top picks in each of ten categories must score well in a road test and perform well in government and insurance industry crash tests.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Digital Business After All

Feb 27
Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.

Nickelodeon Debuts Mobile Channel for the Pre-K Set

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 26
Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content for its $6-a-month mobile channel Noggin, aimed at preschoolers. The ad-free service will debut next Thursday on Apple mobile devices. There's no immediate word on an Android version.

Lexus of Cherry Hill Shaves Heads for Charity

By EDGE | Feb 26
The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children's cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Lexus of Cherry Hill.

How to Search for the Perfect Mattress (Cost: $108K)

Feb 26
Do you choose a Simmons, a Serta, a Sealy? A posturepedic, temperpedic, ultra firm, ultra soft, memory foam, coil or no coil? Nancy Giles investigates the seemingly endless list of choices when it comes to choosing the right mattress.

Wal-Mart CEO Talks Workers, Customers, Critics

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 26
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries, has struggled with two years of mostly sluggish sales due in large part to a challenging global economy and major changes in how people shop.

Justices Appear to Favor Muslim Denied Job Over Headscarf

By Mark Sherman | Feb 26
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito indicated Wednesday that he and most of the court would side with a Muslim woman who showed up for a job interview with Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf. She didn't get hired.

Six D.C.-Area Playwrights Selected for Playwrights' Arena

By EDGE | Feb 25
Six D.C.-area playwrights have been selected to participate in the second installment of Playwrights' Arena, as part of the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.

Privately-Owned LGBTQ Center Opens In W. Hollywood

By EDGE | Feb 25
The owner of three of West Hollywood's most fashionable men's retail shops announced this week he will close one in order to convert it into America's first privately owned LGBTQ Center.

Who Needs a Hybrid When There's a Diesel Jetta?

By Ann M. Job | Feb 24
For 2015, Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle, the Jetta compact sedan, builds on its fine road handling character and adds a nicer interior, freshened front and rear styling, new safety features and a more fuel thrifty diesel engine.

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