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First lady Michelle Obama gestures during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

First lady hosts summit on food marketing to kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster. […]

09/18/2013

Danielle Bisutti in a scene from "Insidious: Chapter 2." (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, Matt Kennedy)

‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ creeps to top of box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The haunted-house horror flick “Insidious: Chapter 2″ scared up more than $40 million of box-office bounty in its debut weekend. The James Wan film reunites Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as […]

09/16/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ tops ‘One Direction’ at box office

(AP) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was served another first-place finish over the Labor Day weekend. The film starring Forest Whitaker as a veteran White House butler earned $20.2 million in the top spot at […]

09/03/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ tops box office with $16.5 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite three new releases, the period drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and the road trip comedy “We’re the Millers” stayed atop the box office. “The Butler,” which stars Forest Whitaker as […]

08/26/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ opens atop box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels’ biopic of a White House butler who served eight presidents topped the weekend box office while three other new releases failed to connect with fans. “Lee Daniels’ The […]

08/19/2013

Image from the video game, "Disney Infinity: The Toy Box." (AP Photo/Walt Disney Company)

Disney prepares a toy offensive with ‘Infinity’

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — With cartoony posters plastering the walls and toy figures standing at attention on nearly every flat surface, a once ordinary conference room on Disney’s Glendale campus has been transformed into the […]

08/12/2013

Specialists Christopher Gildea, left, and Joseph Dreyer, confer at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 edges higher, helped by gold miners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and banks helped the stock market overcome some disappointing quarterly performances on Monday. Poor second-quarter results from a handful of large U.S. companies weighed on stocks. McDonald’s […]

07/22/2013

Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert A. Iger

Disney board extends Iger’s CEO and chairman post

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – The Walt Disney Co.’s board wants Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger to stick around a bit longer. The media conglomerate said Monday that the board extended Iger’s tenure through June […]

07/01/2013

‘Monsters’ top box office; beat zombies, Superman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of good-natured monsters overcame Superman and a zombie apocalypse at theaters over the weekend. Disney’s “Monsters University” topped the box office, opening with $82.4 million in ticket sales. The […]

06/24/2013

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See a theme park like a VIP with no waits, hassles

America’s biggest theme parks will pack in around 120 million people this year. That’s a lot of standing in long lines for roller coasters, juggling show schedules and figuring out when and where to eat. […]

06/13/2013

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