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'GMA' Makes Morning Show Ratings Competitive

There is a big shift going on in morning television. For the first time in 16 years, NBC's Today Show is not the undisputed ratings powerhouse. TV Critic Eric Deggans says ABC's Good Morning America is doing something that seemed unthinkable for more than a decade: it is rocking Today off its pedestal. Deggans is the TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times.
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Heralded Facebook Shares Fail To Impress

Facebook's stock price continues to tumble after its tumultuous IPO. Shares are down more than 25 percent since the opening day of trading last month. This all comes as more analysts question if Facebook can generate advertising revenues to justify its lofty valuation.
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Jubilee Offers Brittons A Break From Economic News

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered outside Buckingham Palace Monday night for the Diamond Jubilee concert, celebrating the queen's 60-year reign. The Royal Family concludes four days of celebrations Tuesday, with a service at St. Paul's Cathedral.
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There's No Such Thing As A Sold Out Concert (Even For Justin Bieber)

Or: Why Justin Bieber didn't really sell 40,000 tickets in 30 seconds.
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'Today,' 'Tomorrow,' and Nine Other Words You Can't Search For In China

It's the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. China's Internet censors are blocking even more than usual.
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Fixture In Talk Radio Handing Reins To Herman Cain

Neal Boortz is a fixture on radio and has hosted a talk show for more than 40 years. Now, the quasi-conservative host has announced he's stepping down and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will take over for him. Cain will start on inauguration day next year.
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After The Housing Bust, Revisiting Homeownership

In the wake of the housing crisis, many felt that homeownership — long a key element of the American dream — had moved out of reach. Now, many Americans still aspire to own their own home, and home sales are slowly ticking up around the country.
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Do These Pants Make Me Look ... ? Body Scans For A Better Fit

Would you get nearly naked before your computer in search of a better-fitting dress or the perfect pair of jeans? A British company is hoping to convince millions of us to do just that — scan our bodies for commerce.

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