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NY top court rejects Dan Rather appeal in CBS case
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

New York State’s highest court on Tuesday declined to hear former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather’s appeal of a decision dismissing his $70 million lawsuit against CBS Corp.

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Serge Gainsbourg joins Piaf in French biopic wave
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Serge Gainsbourg, the chainsmoking creator of heavy-breathing classic “Je t’aime moi non plus” and a reggae version of “La Marseillaise” joins Edith Piaf next week as the latest French singer to be revived on film.

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Zemeckis finds Beatles for “Yellow Submarine”
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

It’s “all together now” for the cast of director Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming Beatles feature.

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“Lost” creators promise “cocktail” of answers, mystery
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

As “Lost” returns for its highly-anticipated final season on February 2, even the cast aren’t sure how the desert-island survival series will end.

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Conan O’Brien refuses “Tonight Show” move, NBC quiet
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Conan O’Brien said on Tuesday he will not carry on as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” if the struggling network moves the program to an after-midnight slot as part of a revamped evening line-up.

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Entrepreneur trades sex for solar
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

As an entrepreneur, Gary Kremen knows something about growth industries. In the early 1990s, he had enough foresight about the porn industry’s online potential to register the domain Sex.com. Later, he moved into online dating, founding dating site Match.com.

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In boost to Kraft, Ferrero out of Cadbury race
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Italy’s Ferrero has decided not to bid for Cadbury Plc in its 10.5 billion pound ($17 billion) takeover bid for the British chocolatier.

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Oil falls 3 percent on China, weather, inventories
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oil fell by more than 3 percent on Tuesday from near a 15-month high after China raised bank reserve requirements to keep the economy from growing too fast, and as cold weather that had been supporting U.S. fuel demand began to subside.

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Bank levy fears, Alcoa batter Wall Street
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. stocks slid in a broad selloff on Tuesday as investors pummeled financials on concerns about a potential government levy on banks, while Alcoa Inc’s disappointing results tempered optimism about the economic recovery.

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CIT has had talks to hire Thain as CEO-sources
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CIT Group Inc has talked to John Thain, former head of Merrill Lynch & Co, about his taking the reins at the commercial lender, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Hundreds of Yemeni rebels slain in clashes: Saudi official
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Hundreds of Yemeni Shi’ite rebels who infiltrated into Saudi Arabia have been slain by security forces, a top Saudi defense official said on Tuesday.

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Iran blames U.S. “agents” for scientist’s murder
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A remote-controlled bomb killed a Tehran University scientist on Tuesday, official media reported, in an attack Iran blamed on the United States and Israel.

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