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DreamWorks-Aardman deal flushed away

Jan 31, 2007
The animation studios have parted ways after finishing only two films of a five-picture deal. Variety's Adam Dawtrey says it was an interesting gamble in the first place.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Britain gambles on casino in Manchester

Jan 30, 2007
The new super casino in Manchester will create jobs in one of Britain's most deprived areas, but critics worry about the possible economic and social effects. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

A funnier Air America on tap?

Jan 30, 2007
Once New York real estate mogul Stephen Green owns the struggling Air America radio network, he'll concentrate on its lineup. Ashley Milne-Tyte talks to one industry watcher who says they need to lighten up.
Posted In: Entertainment

Steamed over coffee prices

Jan 29, 2007
Ethiopian coffee growers say they're not being paid enough for their "black gold" and they've made their case in a documentary film by that name. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Still tellin' us what's happening on Wall St.

Jan 26, 2007
Citigroup has ousted exec Todd Thomson over his relationship with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, but yesterday the network stood behind its star anchor, saying the assignment in question was legitimate.
Posted In: Entertainment, Wall Street

Cashing in on Oscar

Jan 26, 2007
An Academy Award nomination is as much of a boost to the bottom line as it is the ego — maybe more. Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier tells us how.
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Virgin record label is history

Jan 26, 2007
British record group EMI is merging its American operations. They'll be run under the Capitol label, which means Virgin is out — along with hundreds of workers. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment, Jobs

History of business presents . . .

Jan 26, 2007
Acclaimed director and master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock released his first film 80 years ago this week. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
Posted In: Entertainment

Illinois takes a chance on selling its lottery

Jan 23, 2007
Illinois is trying to sell its lottery to private investors. Critics say the state is gambling with its future. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing

Reality TV show sparks international furor

Jan 19, 2007
An incident on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother reality show has caused a wave of political and economic repercussions stretching all the way to India. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

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