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Swampy The Alligator A Hit For Disney Gaming

At Disneyland, the video game character Swampy the Alligator has edged his way onto gift shop shelves once solely dominated by film characters like Mickey Mouse and all those princesses. He's the star of "Where's My Water?" — Disney's first original mobile gaming hit, with over a hundred-million downloads.
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For Sports Fans, A Plethora Of Platforms To Watch On

TV is changing, and this week, Morning Edition is looking at the new technologies and new behaviors involved. NPR's David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about shakeups in the world of sports and the business of cable.
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Ratings Success? It's All In The (ABC) Family

ABC Family has become one of the most popular cable networks with young women. Shows like Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, and Bunheads all take risks by catering to the desired — and discerning — demographic. But those risks have paid off for ABC Family.
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Six New Video Games That Will Get You Hooked

Video game makers are rolling out their new titles — with a wide range of creativity and style — just in time for the holiday shopping season. Jamin Warren, founder of Kill Screen magazine, shares his top picks.
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How We Watch What We Watch: The Future Of TV

For years, television has been not just a device, but a style of programming. That's all changing now, as viewers make new demands about how we watch TV — and even what we consider to be "TV." A special series looks at where TV is heading, and how it's going to get there.
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Working It: Living Between Hope And Hardship

Most of us know someone who's had a hard time finding or keeping a job over the past few years. It's an experience that often leaves people feeling defeated and demoralized. In Weekend Edition Sunday's Working It series, hear audio portraits of people whose daily lives are filled with uncertainty.
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French Tweet Sweep Shows Twitter's Local Struggles

Twitter agreed to remove a flood of racist and anti-Semitic tweets on its service in France, following threats of a lawsuit by a Jewish student group. The move is part of a larger balancing act to comply with local hate-speech laws while avoiding over-policing its content.
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Sugar Beet Labor Battles Spill Out Onto The National Stage

Sugar production is as close to a planned economy as anything you'll find in America. But there are cracks in the system. Union leaders are calling for a boycott of one of the country's leading sugar producers, which has locked out 1,300 workers.
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After Crisis, Some Banks Doing Better Than Others

It was four years ago, that U.S. taxpayers bailed out America's big banks. David Greene talks with David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, about the country's big banks, which have announced their latest earnings in the last week or two.

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