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ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Meg James
ABC has wrapped up the bulk of its upfront advertising sales for the upcoming television season, holding back some commercial time to sell throughout the year. After more than two months of negotiations with the various ad agencies, the Walt Disney Co.-owned broadcast network on Thursday was putting the finishing touches on its final deals, according to a person close to the negotiations. ABC became the last of the Big Four broadcast networks to end the haggling with ad buyers -- but not because of a lack of interest in ABC's slate, which includes "Modern Family," "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Bachelor.
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NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
It's that time of year again. Yes, yes, the holidays. But in addition to garlands and lights, lists of highlights from the previous 12 months abound. Facebook has its " Most Talked About in 2013 " list, Tumblr has a whole blog dedicated to " Year in Review ," and Instagram released top trends and posts of 2013 . Twitter also isn't letting us forget what we tweeted about this year. It breaks down 2013 by month and by four topics: news, entertainment, sports and showcase.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2012
2013 Cadillac XTS Base price: $44,995 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $62,300; XTS AWD Platinum Powertrain: 3.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and manual mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,800 rpm Torque: 264 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 4,215 pounds Wheelbase: 111.7 inches Overall length: 202 inches EPA fuel economy: 17 mpg city/26 highway...
BUSINESS
May 3, 2012
2013 Infiniti JX Base price: $41,400 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $55,175; AWD model with premium, theater, deluxe touring and driver assistance packages. Powertrain: 3.5-liter, DOHC V-6 engine; continuously-variable transmission with simulated manual mode Horsepower: 265 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 248 pound-feet at 4,400 rpm 0-60: 7.9 seconds, according to Motor Trend magazine Curb weight: 4,419 pounds Wheelbase: 114.2 inches Overall length: 196.4 inches EPA fuel economy: 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway Final thoughts: Crosses over into comfort for the whole family
BUSINESS
December 27, 2012
2013 Ford Fusion Base price: $22,495 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $30,680, Fusion SE Powertrain: 1.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine; six-speed automatic transmission Horsepower: 178 at 5,700 rpm Torque: 184 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm 0-60 : 8.0 seconds, according to Motor Trend Curb weight: 3,421 pounds Wheelbase: 112.2 inches Overall length: 191.7 inches...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2013 | By John Horn and Amy Kaufman
PARK CITY, Utah -- In a deal for about $2 million, the Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to the drama “Fruitvale,” shown at the Sundance Film Festival, according to a person close to the film who was not authorized to speak on the record. The deal comes as Relativity Media bought Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sexual obsession story “Don Jon's Addiction” for about $4 million. “Fruitvale” is based on the 2009 shooting of 22-year-old African American father Oscar Grant by a BART police officer in Oakland, an event that sparked outrage among community activists.
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