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2:00am

Tue November 22, 2011
Business

HP Profits Slip But Beat Wall Street Expectations

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 3:29 am

Hewlett-Packard announced its quarterly earnings were down 90 percent from the previous quarter. The company is going through big changes. It just spent most of its cash on an acquisition, took on $4 billion of debt and named Meg Whitman as the new CEO.

10:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Monkey See

In 'The Artist,' A Silent Look At Old Hollywood

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 7:18 am

Silent Screen idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), a young and upcoming dancer, share a vivacious moment on stage in Michel Hazanavicius's film The Artist.
The Weinstein Company

Director Michel Hazanavicius met me at the Bradbury building in downtown L.A. It's the location of a key scene in his audacious new movie The Artist, which takes place just at the moment when talking pictures supersede silent films.

"It's mythic," said Hazanavicius of the era during which Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were stars.

In the scene shot here, a dashing film star reminiscent of Fairbanks bumps into his lovely young protégé on the building's remarkable staircase. He's on his way down; she's on her way up.

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10:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Hard Times: A Journey Across America

Economy Mutes A Longtime Louisville Record Shop

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 7:02 am

Timmons browses the racks of his now-closed business. The record store will have a final clearance sale on Nov. 29.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Part of a monthlong series

In Louisville, Ky., local businessman John Timmons is trying to figure out what's next after selling music for more than a quarter of a century.

Timmons owned ear X-tacy records for 26 years here. The shop closed at the end of October. On a recent visit, dead roses, farewell notes and other mementos are taped to the glass doors. Fans of the shop have also been slipping notes of support under the door.

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10:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Getting To 55 MPG

Automakers Set To Steer Customers To Hybrids

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 9:40 am

Attendees at the Los Angeles Auto Show look at the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid concept car. Toyota's Prius is the best-selling hybrid on the market, but almost every carmaker has some form of hybrid technology.
Jae C. Hong AP

Second in a three-part series

Hybrid cars will take a lot of floor space at the Los Angeles Auto Show beginning this weekend, but they still represent a tiny portion of the U.S. car market.

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3:26pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Environment

Conservationists Pressure Obama for National Forest Protection

A dozen Colorado and national conservation groups are renewing calls on the Obama Administration to enforce a national ban on development in "roadless" national forests and scrap a Colorado plan that they say affords less protections. 

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