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UK Movie-Theater Cineworld Will Buy Knoxville-Based Regal Entertainment Group for $3.6 Billion: Report

Knoxville, Tennessee-based Regal Entertainment Group is being bought out for $3.6 billion by the U.K.’s Cineworld movie-theater chain, Variety reported Tuesday, amounting to a $23-per-share payout to stockholders. “Because of the size of the transaction, and the relative sizes of Cineworld and Regal, the acquisition has been classified as a…

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Smartphone Market Seeing Steady Growth, as Bigger Screens Dominate

The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as “phablets,” a market tracker said Wednesday. A report by the research firm IDC said phablets — with displays larger than 5.5 inches (14 centimeters)…

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US Economy Grows a Robust 3% in the 3rd Quarter Despite Hurricanes and Obamacare Uncertainty

The world’s largest economy continued to expand at a robust pace in third quarter despite being battered by multiple hurricanes, the US Commerce Department reported Friday. Hitting President Donald Trump’s growth target for the second quarter in a row, US GDP grew at three percent for the July-September period, official…

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NFL May Flag Players Who Kneel For Anthem

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may signal a penalty on players who disrespect the flag and national anthem. Goodell sent a letter to all 32 NFL teams on Tuesday, Oct. 10 saying the league needs to move on, Business Insider reports. “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should…

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Small Businesses Carry Burden of High Taxes in Tennessee

Small business owners in Tennessee are paying the price — literally — for large corporations raking in tax breaks. “What we keep seeing is that small business owners are taking on the burden of higher taxes for governments to give their tax dollars to big businesses,” said Mark Cunningham, a…

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Tech Company Fights for Parental Control of Video Entertainment

  “Watch movies and TV however the BLEEP you want.” That is the motto of a modern technological David taking on corporate Goliaths. VidAngel Inc. offers filtering of certain stream-on-demand media, said CEO Neal Harmon. Consumers have the option of removing objectionable content while watching Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO…

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