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Already Outpacing Movies, Gaming Industry Still Looks To Expand

It's a big week for the video game industry; Sony just released the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft will release its new Xbox games console Friday. All Tech Considered is kicking off the week with a look at just how big the industry has become and who plays these days. Robert Siegel talks with industry expert John Davison. He's currently general manager of content and publishing for video game company Red Robot Labs.
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More LED Lights Used In Holiday Displays

Stores are selling more LED lights this year, which use less energy. As these lights grow cheaper, Wal-Mart says it will devote half its Christmas light shelf space to LED's. Costco won't sell anything else.
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Boeing's 777x Wins Multiple Orders At Dubai Airshow

The company sold nearly 260 of Boeing's new 777 aircraft. It was touted by Boeing as the largest combined order for a new aircraft in the company's history.
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Examining U.S., European And Japan's Latest Economic Growth

Report cards are in for the world's biggest developed economies. The U.S. grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the third quarter, Japan at 1.9 percent and the eurozone at a measly 0.4 percent. Steve Inkseep talks to David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, about economic growth in the last quarter.
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Starbucks Doesn't Have Grounds To Stop Charbucks

An appeals court ruled last week that Starbucks can't block a micro roaster's use of the name Charbucks. The court says consumers won't be confused by a "blurring" of the brands.
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Mexico's Retailers Welcome Shoppers Over Bargain Weekend

Throughout Mexico, shoppers filled malls and department stores in hopes of snatching up deep discounts and pre-holiday savings. If that sounds like the Mexican version of Black Friday, it is. Shop owners and economists alike are hoping consumers spend big and give Mexico's sagging economy a much needed end-of-the-year boost.
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TV Reruns Are Cash Cows For Multiple Reasons

Reruns used to mean watching the same network episodes over again, say during the summer. Years later, viewers could catch a favorite show on cable. These days, reruns are tucked in just before prime-time lineups. And now binge viewers can catch them online with services such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix.
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2 Killed, 20 Injured In Colorado Mining Accident

A coroner's preliminary report says the men died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Investigators with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration are still determining what happened inside the Revenue Virginius mine.
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Is The Internet Domain Land Rush A Land Rush At All?

Domain names are the real estate of the Internet, and they are bought and sold every day. But until recently, space in the cyber real estate market has been cramped. But soon there's going to be a lot more than .coms out there, and a lot of companies are bidding huge amounts to get the new Internet addresses.

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