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Friday, January 29, 2010

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  • Economy Grows, But Doubts Remain
    The government reported Friday that the U.S. economy grew 5.7 percent in the last quarter of 2009. Although the White House called it the "most positive news on the economy to date," analysts disagree on whether the growth means the economy is out of the woods.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    President Obama this week gave his first State of the Union speech, and on Friday he addressed House Republicans in Baltimore. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight on the week in politics.
  • Miramax Studios Shuts Offices
    It was the end of an era Thursday for lovers of independent film. The New York and Los Angeles offices of Miramax Films closed their doors for good. The company, founded in 1979 by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, churned out a string of low-budget hits before joining Disney in 1993 where it made many of its their best and best-known movies.
  • Impact Of Woods' Absence On Golf Becomes Apparent
    Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says Tiger Woods' absence from professional golf could prompt another "Tiger Effect." The Torrey Pines golf tournament, which Woods has won six times, teed off without him. Ticket sales are down 15-20 percent compared to 2008, when Woods last played it.
  • PGA's White Knight: Beijing?
    Satirist David Slavin reacts to news that golf tournaments are having tough time attracting corporate sponsors in the absence of Tiger Woods. He presents a world in which China jumps to the rescue.
  • Update On Injured Skier
    One of the competitors at the Nature Valley World Cup Ski Cross Final went down earlier this week. We have an update on the condition of 23-year-old Frenchman Florent Astier.
  • Convention Brews Tea Party Tension
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the inaugural national convention for the Tea Party movement next week in Nashville, Tenn. But the event has become mired in controversy, with some Tea Party activists complaining about the event's for-profit nature.
  • Denmark Thrives Despite High Taxes
    Denmark has the highest income taxes in the world, but it also enjoys low unemployment and steady economic growth. Economists debate whether Denmark is a model economy, or just a lucky one.
  • Ahead Of Super Bowl, Museum Heads Trash-Talk
    The heads of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art have made a Super Bowl wager: The IMA will loan William Trevor's The Fifth Plague of Egypt, to NOMA if the Colts lose the Super Bowl. If the Saints lose, NOMA will loan Claude Lorrain's Ideal View of Tivoli.
  • Why You Shouldn't Hate The Grammys
    Winning a Grammy still means something to many musicians — especially those in the less visible categories, or established artists looking to make a comeback. The recognition of peers can even matter to established superstars.

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