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Ohio Wal-Mart Runs Thanksgiving Food Drive For Employees

Critics say it proves the Arkansas-based retailer doesn't pay enough, but the company says it's just proof that workers care about each other.
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Is It The End Of The Line For The Landline?

The U.S. landline network was once the best in the world. But these days, phone companies see them as a burden, an old technology too expensive to maintain. AT&T wants to start replacing the system with cheaper options. Some call it a hasty abandonment of the tried-and-true traditional network.
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Calling The Shots: Realistic Commentary Heightens Video Games

New basketball video games are touting their high-tech graphics, but the realistic play experience extends to the ear as well. The games feature action-packed commentary from famous TV announcers with dialogue for every situation. The more spontaneous it sounds, the better.
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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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