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Is TV shaving political points?

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Political coverage is often compared to a horse race, but football -- America's primary pastime -- provides the more apt analogy. Both are ground-acquisition games, take a long time to play and…

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Adapting a classic? Get a lawyer

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Dorothy's ruby slippers, Frankenstein's neck bolts and Snow White's blue and yellow dress may be indelible parts of their characters, but for studio lawyers, they are elements of a legal minefield.

Samsung Galaxy orbits Apple

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Ever since Apple launched its iPhone five years ago, rivals have been desperate to come up with an iPhone-killer -- a device that's cool enough for everyone to want while packing the tech specs like…

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Sunshine scares away zombies at Toronto

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TORONTO -- "I'm not exactly the guy you're expecting here," said Barry Levinson to an enthusiastic crowd at the Sept. 12 Midnight Madness screening for found-footage horror vehicle "The Bay" -- as in…

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Couric, Harvey talkshows start fast

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Disney-ABC's new talker, "Katie," premiered to strong ratings Monday, Sept. 10, tying the bow of "Rachael Ray" in 2009, and equaling the best talk debut since "Dr. Phil" in 2002, at a 2.8 household…

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Tax incentives face scrutiny

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Production tax breaks, which have bloomed across the country over the past decade, have shown surprising resiliency in the face of state budget cuts. In California, which some observers says is on…

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