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- Kitsch wasn't exactly what Marie Antoinette had in mind for the Chateau de Versailles. Still, the contemporary works of American artist Jeff Koons -- which includes over-sized balloon-animal sculptures, aluminum red lobsters and glass-encased vacuum cleaners, to name a few -- is on display at sprawling royal estate.
- The chairman and chief executive of Lehman Bros tried to assuage shareholders' fears that the investment bank is not tanking. But with a 90-percent stock decline this years alone, some are more willing to buy into the fact that the numbers don't lie.
- A stellar explosion half-way across the universe has been documented as the brightest explosion of its kind -- but now scientists have picked up on another unusual aspect of the event that's never before been observed.