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Music firm benefits with rights to big hits from Adele, ‘Star Wars’

Music firm benefits with rights to big hits from Adele, ‘Star Wars’

January 25, 2016


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By Rick Romell Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS) MILWAUKEE — They’re jazzed over at Hal Leonard Corp. The firm already is the self-described biggest print music publisher in the world — $170 million in annual sales, 550 employees worldwide, and a Milwaukee headquarters team that includes 45...

Who pays when Obama travels to criticize Republicans?

Who pays when Obama travels to criticize Republicans?

January 19, 2016


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By Anita Kumar and Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama travels on official business this election year — even if he delivers an overtly partisan speech bashing Republicans — the costs will largely be paid for by the taxpayers. The Democratic Par...

Take a ride with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube

Take a ride with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube

January 14, 2016


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By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Take two of America’s most popular actor/writer/producers, one a stadium-packing comedian, the other a global rap phenomenon, team them up for a rapid-fire cop comedy and what do you get? When “Ride Along” costs $20 million to ma...

‘Star Wars’ soup is happening. Get ready for Darth Vader in a bowl

‘Star Wars’ soup is happening. Get ready for Darth Vader in a bowl

September 8, 2015


Filed under Business, Food

By Jenn Harris Los Angeles Times (TNS) Campbell’s is releasing limited-edition “Star Wars” chicken noodle soup and SpaghettiOs later this month. That means you can have a bowl of little Yodas, R2-D2s, Stormtroopers and Darth Vaders for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The soup cans feature picture...

Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

August 25, 2015


Filed under Business, Campus, Technology

By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) AKRON, Ohio — Frittering away hours on your smartphone playing games and using social media may seem like harmless fun. But a new Kent State University study suggests it’s actually making you more uptight and stressed out — not to mention it’s kee...

Starbucks Not Liable In Coffee-Spill Case

Starbucks Not Liable In Coffee-Spill Case

June 30, 2015


Filed under Business, Food

By Josh Shaffer The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS) RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina jury ruled Monday that Starbucks was not negligent in a case in which a Raleigh police officer was severely burned when hot coffee spilled in his lap. Lt. Matt Kohr had sought damages of up to $750,000 fro...

Google To Enter Wireless Business

Google To Enter Wireless Business

January 22, 2015


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By Matt O’Brien San Jose Mercury News (TNS) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is taking a leap into the wireless business, according to reports that say the Internet giant plans to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers. “It’s not surprising. Google ha...

Credit Cards Are Back, But In A More Sensible Way

Credit Cards Are Back, But In A More Sensible Way

November 1, 2014


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By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — America’s torrid love affair with the credit card appears over. In its place is a less passionate, more stable relationship. Wild spending and mounting personal debt characterized the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The subsequent...

New Office For Mac Coming In 2015

New Office For Mac Coming In 2015

November 1, 2014


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By Janet I. Tu The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — Microsoft said Friday that it will release a public beta for the next version of Office for Mac in the first half of 2015, with the final release available in the second half of next year. The company has not released a new version of Office for Ma...

GoPro Gearing Up To Share More Of Its Users’ Videos

GoPro Gearing Up To Share More Of Its Users’ Videos

October 9, 2014


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By Andrea Chang and Chris O’Brien Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN MATEO, Calif. — For years, thrill seekers have worn GoPro video cameras to capture hair-raising skydiving, motorcycle racing and snowboarding footage from a first-person point of view. They’ve documented up-close and personal enco...

Microsoft Skips 9, Steers Straight To Windows 10

Microsoft Skips 9, Steers Straight To Windows 10

September 30, 2014


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (MCT) Windows 10 will be the newest version of the computer operating system from Microsoft Corp., skipping past Windows 9 as the company tries to steer far away from displeasure with its current version. Windows 10 attempts to unify the look and feel Microsoft pre...

Hackers Admit Stealing Data Worth Millions From Army, Microsoft, More

September 30, 2014


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By Lauren Raab Los Angeles Times (MCT) Two members of an international hacking ring pleaded guilty Tuesday for their roles in stealing $100 million worth of intellectual property and other data from the U.S. Army, Microsoft and several other technology companies, and two other people also have be...

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