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  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' release date makes for a busy December 2015

    'Star Wars: Episode VII' release date makes for a busy December 2015
    Wookiees, mark your calendars. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" has a release date: Dec. 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the...
  • Letters: Psychotherapy has its place

    Re "Bad behavior isn't an illness," Opinion, Nov. 5 Theodore Dalrymple makes a good argument for the difficulty of separating some mental disorders from moral lapses. However, in his statement about intermittent explosive disorder — "it...
  • Letters: Blockbuster nostalgia

    Letters: Blockbuster nostalgia
    Re "End of Blockbuster near," Business, Nov. 7 When I rented VHS movies from Blockbuster, the cartridges carried funny reminders telling customers to rewind their tapes. They included: "To play is human. To rewind is divine!," "Be a friend. Rewind...
  • Letters: Give peace, and Iran, a chance

    Re "The answer on Iran? Yes.," Opinion, Nov. 6 Doyle McManus is right that we should be willing to take "yes" for an answer when it comes to negotiating with Iran. Members of Congress such as Sens. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J....
  • Letters: Digging deeper into Obamacare

    Re "Why men should pay for coverage of maternity care," Column, Nov. 6 Michael Hiltzik gets it right in explaining why men pay for maternity coverage and women pay for men to have prostate cancer screening and treatment. The point is to make the...
  • Twitter owes me $1. I'll take it now.

    True confession: I sometimes (OK, fine, often) waste a lot of time on dumb stuff. ¬†Which probably explains my interest in Twitter. You undoubtedly heard that Twitter had its IPO (that’s initial public offering for non-business-school types)...
  • Blockbuster to Stop Movie Rentals Saturday

    While Dish Network plans to shutter the 300 Blockbuster company stores it still operates by January, most of those outlets have already started winding down. Blockbuster has sent out tweets over the last several days alerting customers it will stop...
  • Business boom at Palmer Park Mall

    Business boom at Palmer Park Mall
    With the highly anticipated or highly dreaded (depending on your stress tolerance) Black Friday rapidly approaching, the halls of most malls have already been decked. Garland, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Santa's throne ready to welcome a...
  • How Fitting: 'This Is the End' the Last Movie Rented from Blockbuster

    The comedy "This is the End" was the last movie rented from a Blockbuster store, the retailer said. The final transaction, as Dish Network shuts down the remaining 300 stores Blockbuster operates, took place at 11 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Hawaii. Company...
  • Dish Subs Less Disgruntled in Q3, Helping Satcaster Beat Street

    Dish Network, the third-biggest U.S. pay TV operator, gained a net 35,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter -- surprising Wall Street analysts who had been expecting the company to lose about 39,000. A key difference for Dish in the period: Existing...
  • CBS profit jumps 26% with strong ad sales, higher license fees

    CBS profit jumps 26% with strong ad sales, higher license fees
    The CBS television network remains an industry workhorse, pulling the broadcasting company to another record quarter with profits up 26% compared with a year-ago period. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, CBS Corp. earned $494 million, or 76 cents a share,...
  • RIP Blockbuster Video. CBS on a roll. Rich Eisen scores.

    RIP Blockbuster Video. CBS on a roll. Rich Eisen scores.
    After the coffee. Before getting home in time for the Redskins game. The Skinny: If the Redskins win tonight, there is a chance the season won't be a total disaster. Fingers crossed! Thursday's roundup includes obituaries on Blockbuster, which will...