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The good news was the deficit is shrinking, but some think it's bad news and the deficit is shrinking “too” fast. How can that be? On television, the sitcom "The Office" ends this week. What happens at the end of a show's life and how can it live on? Overseas, France just entered a double dip recession which goes to show Europe is still struggling to find the fix for its economic woes.

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Angry Birds coming to a theater near you

May 15, 2013
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Rovio are gonna team up for a full-length animated 3-D version of the game.

Google speaks up on desktops and laptops

May 15, 2013
Google unveiled the next step in voice recognition technology today at its developers' conference. The race is on for computers to really understand us.

The life of an online professor

May 15, 2013
For the growing number of professors teaching Massive Open Online Courses, it means a lot of work, and sometimes stardom, too.

The incredible shrinking budget deficit

May 15, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office reports that this year's federal budget will be the smallest in years -- but don't uncork the champagne yet.
A congressional aid looks over the fiscal year 2014 budget proposal documents.
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Rep. Dave Camp prepares to grill IRS over 501(c)(4)s

May 15, 2013
As the House prepares to scrutinize the IRS over its targeting of conservative social welfare groups, the Ways and Means chair wants answers.

How a dead TV show like 'The Office' can live on

May 15, 2013
A look at the afterlife of a sitcom like "The Office," which ends this Thursday night. Can anything be gained from internet royalties and syndication?

How not to take over a company like Sony

May 15, 2013
If the history of foreign investor activism in Japan is any indication, the outlook for hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is not too loving.

In France, an encore for recession

May 15, 2013
France today entered a double-dip recession. It depends on exports to Italy and Spain and they, like many eurozone nations, are still feeling the pinch. Europe's slump is dragging down the global economy.

Acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller resigns

May 15, 2013
Acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller has resigned from his position, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.

Agriculture Secretary keeps eye on farm bill, organic farming

May 15, 2013
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.

The good news was the deficit is shrinking, but some think it’s bad news and the deficit is shrinking “too” fast. How can that be? On television, the sitcom “The Office” ends this week. What happens at the end of a show’s life and how can it live on? Overseas, France just entered a double dip recession which goes to show Europe is still struggling to find the fix for its economic woes.

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