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Walt Disney Co. To Buy George Lucas Film Studio

The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it is buying Lucasfilm, reportedly paying more than $4 billion in stock and cash for the studio founded and owned by George Lucas. Disney says it will release a new Star Wars movie in 2015.
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Halloween Spending On The Rise

The total amount of spending on Halloween this year is expected to reach $8 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Some trends include Victorian corsets, group costumes, and fancy dress for pets.
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New York Markets Set To Reopen On Tuesday

The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ are both set to reopen Tuesday. The markets were closed Monday and Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy pounded the East Coast, flooding New York's financial district.
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Businesses Try To Get By During Hockey Lockout

The National Hockey League has now canceled all games through the end of November, as team owners lock out players in a labor dispute. In the meantime, there are many businesses and workers who count on hockey games to help make ends meet. But they are now trying to make due without.
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Airline Industry Still Feeling The Effects Of Sandy

Superstorm Sandy is still having a major impact on air travel. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights nationwide, and it will likely be days before air travel is back to normal.
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Oregon State's New Cheese Plant Aims To Break The Rind

Lots of big state colleges have popular campus creameries, and many focus on ice cream because it sells. But with its new cheese plant, Oregon State University hopes to produce some fancy sought-after cheeses to go with the state's famous Pinot Noirs.

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