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Sales Of New Homes Fell In December, But Were Up Sharply In 2012

There were an estimated 367,000 new homes sold last year, up 19.9 percent from the 306,000 sold in 2011. The dip in December isn't being seen as a sign that the recovery has gone off track.
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Microsoft Earnings Disappoint Investors

Microsoft reported a 4 percent decline in earnings. The figures are blamed on sagging sales of personal computers.
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In China, James Bond Is Censored Not Stirred

The Bond film Skyfall is playing in the world's second-largest movie market: China. Some 007 fans are furious about the nips and tucks Chinese censors have made to the movie.
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Dodgers Channel Close To Being A Reality

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time-Warner Cable are expected to announce a deal that would give the team its own channel. The cable giant would handle distribution and operations. The Dodgers channel would pay the team roughly $7 billion over at least 20 years.
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Boeing's 787 Problems Remain A Mystery

Federal safety investigators still don't know why a battery on a Boeing 787 burst into flames earlier this month in Boston. The Dreamliner is grounded worldwide. At a briefing Thursday, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board warned it could be a while before the planes return to the skies.
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For Would-Be Sundancers, Kickstarter Can Fuel Films

Financing a movie can be tough — but more and more filmmakers are crowdsourcing their creative cash. Nearly 10 percent of the films at this year's Sundance Film Festival found backers through the online fundraiser Kickstarter.

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