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NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Thursday, February 13.

Senate votes to restore military pensions
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to restore military pension increases, which is good news for 750,000 military retirees who had tens of thousands of dollars at stake. The Senate voted 95-to-3 in favor of the bill, which the House passed Tuesday. The measure reinstates cost-of-living hikes in the pensions for all current retirees and anyone who enlisted before Jan. 1. President Obama is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.

Toyota recalls 2.1 million vehicles
Toyota is recalling 2.1 million of its Prius, RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus vehicles globally because of a software problem that could cause cars to stop suddenly. Toyota Motors said Wednesday it is recalling about 1.9 million Prius vehicles, including 713,000 in North America, 997,000 in Japan and 130,000 in Europe. The automaker is recalling Prius vehicles from 2010 to 2014 to update the software. The settings "could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors," which would be flagged by warning lights, the company said.

Paula Deen's coming back
Less than a year after her association with a racist slur led to the loss of her TV contract and many sponsors, Deen has created a new company. Paula Deen Ventures includes all the restaurants, cruises, cookbooks, cookware and other products that focus on her touting of traditional Southern cuisine. Deen is partnering with Phoenix-based Najafi Media, which specializes in consumer distribution. Jahm Najafi, founder and chief executive officer, said in a statement Wednesday that he has "a deep respect for the hard work, unique content and quality products which Paula has built around her brand."

Priceless Corvettes swallowed by massive sinkhole
A sinkhole formed Wednesday under the National Corvette Museum here, swallowing eight cars, according to its executive director. Some time before 5:30 a.m. CT, the sinkhole started to form, authorities believe. By 5:39 a.m. power in the museum went off and police were called, Executive Director Wendell Strode said. The incident originally was thought to be a fire. When emergency personnel got to the museum, they discovered a sinkhole 40 feet wide and 25 to 30 feet deep, Strode said. "It's pretty significant," he said.

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