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Archive for November 17th, 2012

  • Minneapolis writer’s secret: Tap inner 11-year-old

    November 17, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Author William Alexander poses with his 2-week old daughter, Iris, in his Minneapolis home on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Alexander won the Young People’s Literature Prize at the National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday for his debut novel,...

  • A ‘Life’ changing film for the young actor of ‘Pi’

    November 17, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma as Pi Patel in a scene from “Life of Pi.” (AP Photo/20th Century Fox) NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing more unlikely than a movie about a boy adrift on a ship with a Bengali tiger is...

  • Wrong Abbey Road: Station draws lost Beatles fans

    November 17, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    The sign for east London’s Abbey Road Station is seen against the backdrop of apartment buildings on Friday, Nov. 10, 2012. Abbey Road Station is more than nine miles from the striped crosswalk made famous by the Beatles album “Abbey Road,” but this...

  • Stocks finish higher on optimism over budget talks

    November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Trading on world stock markets was lethargic Friday Nov. 16, 2012 after data showed Europe slipped back into recession and several big U.S....

  • Obama’s health care law advances in the states

    November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Threatened with repeal just weeks ago, President Barack Obama’s health care law now appears on track in close to half the states,...

  • Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

    November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE — In In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo a sign against the proposed high-Speed rail system is seen on Highway 43 near Hanford, Calif. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley is expected to decide Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 whether to grant a...

  • 50-year land use plan for Jackson County approved

    November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2009 file photo, farmer Chris Jagger drives his electric tractor on his Blue Fox Farm near Applegate, Ore. Once resistant to the idea of state-controlled land use planning, Jackson County and six cities within its boundaries have...

  • Twinkie maker Hostess reaches the end of the line

    November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    The Wonder Hostess Bakery Thriftshop is shown at the Utah Hostess plant in Ogden, Utah, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc. is warning striking employees that it will move to liquidate the company if plant operations don’t return to normal...

  • TV, movie features on new Wii U delayed until Dec.

    November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this June 5, 2012 file photo, an attendee plays a video game using Nintendo’s Wii U controller at E3 2012 in Los Angeles. Nintendo unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console featuring a touchscreen controller at the Electronic...

  • Power outage time after Sandy not extraordinary

    November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 file photo, from left, Steven Robinson, his wife, Jacqueline, and Patricha Franklin take their bicycles from their shed in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, La. An Associated Press analysis of outage times from...