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  • Sundance 2015: Virtual-reality company Oculus to launch film label

    Sundance 2015: Virtual-reality company Oculus to launch film label
    Virtual-reality firm Oculus is making a move into original‎ film content. The manufacturer of the much-anticipated Rift headset is expected to announce at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday that it is launching a new unit called Story Studio and...
  • TV exposure boosts Moraine Valley Community College gym

    TV exposure boosts Moraine Valley Community College gym
    The promotional banners for Gatorade are staying, and Moraine Valley Community College sees that as a good sign. In December, the school showed the world its new gym during an ESPN2 telecast of a game between high school powers Simeon and St. Rita....
  • Stan Irwin, celebrity manager and Las Vegas talent booker, dies at 94

    Stan Irwin, celebrity manager and Las Vegas talent booker, dies at 94
    When Stan Irwin was a struggling young comedian in New York, someone told him he should try out his act in Las Vegas. "Where's that?" Irwin replied. No matter: He signed on for an 11-day gig at a place called Club Bingo and stayed in town for...
  • Why some foreign guests earn $3 more under Washington state's minimum wage law

    WASHINGTON Last month, the minimum wage for thousands of workers in Washington jumped by nearly 5 percent to $12.42 an hour. Beneficiaries of Seattle's march toward the nation's highest minimum wage? Actually, the new pay raises apply only to a select...
  • In this year's Super Bowl, only sure winner is Comcast

    PHILADELPHIA From grass turf to the video stream inside your home, Comcast Corp. will have a hand in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. "Top-to-bottom, it's really a Comcast event," John Page, president of Comcast-...
  • Jack Ohman: NBC, I need a station break

    Being of an age where I can remember my parents' black-and-white Zenith "Trend-Setter" television set (with "Jet" styling!) that gave me a shock each time I turned it on, I am well-familiar with the ubiquity of TV in our lives. I watched the usual...
  • Apple's growing patent portfolio offers clues about future products

    CUPERTINO, Calif. A computer mouse that doubles as a scanner. A coating that keeps gadgets safe and dry even in the event of a spill. And a smartphone that rotates like a cat midair to avoid landing on its pretty glass face. You may not see them on...
  • A journey to the launch point of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

    LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic Never mind that it was around midnight. This was an urgent matter to Royals scout Pedro Silverio: He had just glimpsed the future in the improbable form of a spindly 17-year-old. "I can't believe it, that guy," Silverio...
  • Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast

    NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the...
  • Host Of Cable Show, Manchester Review, Signs Off

    Host Of Cable Show, Manchester Review, Signs Off
    MANCHESTER — Manchester Review, a cable TV show focused on local issues, has ended its run for the foreseeable future, host Jack Peak announced Saturday. "Due to personal circumstances, including a potential full-time move to Cape Cod, your host...
  • Sweeps: Super Bowl, Oscars, Grammys

    Sweeps: Super Bowl, Oscars, Grammys
    The February sweeps start Thursday, and you've probably noticed the increased promotion for special reports (starting Thursday) by local stations. The sweeps are usually about broadcast networks presenting big events to bolster their stations and...