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Archive for December 27th, 2013

  • Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year

    December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This film publicity image released by Sony – Columbia Pictures shows Jaden Smith in a scene from “After Earth.” Hollywood is expected to have a banner year as box office totals are projected to peak at just under $11 billion, bringing in...

  • Pauley, Gumbel to reunite on NBC’s ‘Today’

    December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 14, 2002 file photo shows former NBC “Today” show co-hosts Jane Pauley, left, and Bryant Gumbel, during the morning show’s 50th anniversary in New York. NBC says that Pauley and Gumbel will join Matt Lauer for...

  • Documentary goes behind the music in Branson

    December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this July 4, 2008 image from video provided by David Wilson, Bill Lennon, left, and his sisters Diane, center left, Peggy, center right, and Janet, right, who were a household name to millions during their heyday on the Lawrence Welk show, sing the The...

  • Pussy Riot still wants to topple Putin

    December 27, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Russian punk band Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova speaks during their news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Two Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were granted amnesty on Monday, Dec. 23, two months...

  • Federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance legal

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This June 6, 2013 file photo shows a sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a...

  • Residents still without power growing frustrated

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Karen Gibbs walks through a labyrinth of icy broken trees and downed power lines to her home on Maplehurst Drive in Belgrade, Maine on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Southeast Maine and parts of the state’s interior that have been without electricity since...

  • 1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Aug. 14, 2013 file photo shows job seekers checking out companies at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this...

  • Lack of customers dooms many Cuban businesses

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A chair sits empty in the home of Maleidy Blanco who runs a barbershop here in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. After a surge of enthusiasm, the number of islanders working for themselves has stalled for the past two years at less than 10 percent of the...

  • Target: Customers’ encrypted PINs were stolen

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. Target on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 said that customers’ encrypted PIN data was removed during the data breach that occurred...

  • As new film meccas flourish, artists become nomads

    December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Raffael Dickreuter, a 32-year-old freelance pre-visualization artist who was born in Switzerland, poses at his workstation in West Hollywood, Calif. studio. Even as new filmmaking centers help spread Hollywood’s...