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Hobbits, superheroes put magic in NZ film industry

November 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2006 file photo, film director Peter Jackson arrives for the Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jackson launched the Weta Digital studio in 1993 with fellow filmmakers Jamie Selkirk and Richard Taylor. Named after an oversized New Zealand insect, the company later was split into its digital arm [&hellip...

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Thanksgiving steals sales from Black Friday

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Shoppers pick through stacks of discounted jeans beside a giant aquarium inside Bass Pro Shops after the doors opened at 5 a.m., kicking off “Black Friday” and the holiday shopping season in Memphis, Tenn. Friday Nov. 23, 2112.. Some...

A checklist to see whether debt reduction is real

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addresses a luncheon gathering of The Economic Club of New York, in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Bernanke on Tuesday urged Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to avert tax increases and...

10,000 march in Dublin against next Irish budget

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Thousands of anti-austerity protesters rally outside Dublin’s General Post Office to hear speeches opposing government plans for more spending cuts and tax rises Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. The government says it will unveil Ireland’s sixth straight...

Obama buys books to promote independent shops

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, far right, and Malia, center, goes shopping at a small bookstore, One More Page, in Arlington, Va., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama made a...

Calif. marks 100 years of commercial rice growing

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, rice bound for Japan, is loaded aboard a ship at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento, Calif. California is celebrating 100 years of commercial rice production this year, marking the anniversary of a commodity...

Why must we buy? Black Friday’s powerful pull

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Khang Nguyen, of Arlington, Texas eats his Thanksgiving dinner while waiting in line at a Best Buy store in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Despite a surge of resistance as the sales drew near, with scolding editorials and protests by retail...

Protests greet shoppers at Wal-Marts nationwide

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Demonstrators are arrested by police after protesting outside a Walmart store Friday Nov. 23, 2012, in Paramount, Calif. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today’s nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits A...

Black Friday shopping traffic brisk but quiet

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A line forms outside of Toys “R” Us formed before its opening at 8 p.m. as shoppers took advantage of the sales and deals in the earlier shopping period for the typical “Black Friday” event on Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 2012 in Chico,...

Mark Thompson testifies at London probe into BBC

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this image released by the UK Broadcasters Pool, Mark Thompson, newly named CEO of The New York Times Co., arrives at the paper’s offices, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in New York. Thomson, the former BBC director general was hired in August and hailed as...