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2015 US job growth fueled by health care, business services – Consumer borrowing rises $14 billion in Nov

WASHINGTON, Jan 9, (AP): Nearly all sectors of the US economy contributed to the stellar job gains in 2015. But three stood out for their sheer volume of hiring: Professional services, health care and restaurants. Professional and business services added 605,000 jobs last year. That category includes accountants, architects, attorneys, …

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‘Hunting Ground’ probes college rapes – Producer Ziering talks on his socially-engaged docus

LOS ANGELES, Jan 9, (RTRS): A gutsy and accomplished American director and producer, Amy Ziering has been working hand-in-hand with writer-director Kirby Dick on three politically — and socially-engaged documentaries: The Tribeca-premiering “Outrage” about closeted gay politicians who vote against same-sex marriage, the Oscar-nominated “The Invisible War” about sexual assaults …

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Tribe: A look back, looking ahead – Charles Kelly explores musical heritage in solo album

NEW YORK, Jan 9, (AP): A Tribe Called Quest celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm,” in November by re-releasing the album with remixes helmed by Pharrell, CeeLo Green and J. Cole. The re-release is the first of several planned by …

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What BAFTA noms mean for the Oscars – One of the most significant bellwethers in race

LOS ANGELES, Jan 9, (RTRS): You get a headline like the one above a lot this time of year. Everyone thinks everything “means” something vis a vis the Oscars, when in fact, precious few things really do. One thing that absolutely does mean something, though, is the British Academy of …

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West’s ‘Swish’ out next month – Prisoners ‘score’

NEW YORK, Jan 9, (Agencies): Rap superstar Kanye West has hinted that his long-awaited next album “Swish” will come out next month. “Swish February 11 16,” West wrote on Twitter late Friday without further explanation. West, who is one of the most-accoladed rappers ever with 21 Grammys, has not put out …

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Single GCC grip on the sword

MEMBERS of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have shut all the doors, windows and even cracks of ambiguous interpretations on its unified position towards the threat made by Iran against the GCC’s existence, role, ruling system and laws. Therefore, there is no more loophole that enables the eye of the …

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Awards season opens with Globes – Wide-open race to keep viewers in suspense

LOS ANGELES, Jan 8, (Agencies): Hollywood’s biggest stars turn out on Sunday for the Golden Globes, which kick off the industry’s awards season this year with a show that promises suspense and cheeky humor. While their record in predicting Oscars glory has been hit-and-miss, many see the Globes as a …

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‘Spies’, ‘Carol’ lead BAFTA race – ‘Revenant’ bags 8 nominations

LONDON, Jan 8, (Agencies): Cold War drama “Bridge of Spies” and lush lesbian romance “Carol” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, the UK equivalent of the Oscars. Both films have nine nominations, including best picture. Survival saga “The Revenant” has eight. Best-actor nominees are Eddie Redmayne for …

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Opera takes new look at trafficking – ‘Angel’s Bone’ explores complexities of culprits

NEW YORK, Jan 8, (Agencies): Victims of human trafficking so often are forced into silence, yet a new opera is exploring the complexities of a group that is heard from even less — the perpetrators. “Angel’s Bone,” which premiered Wednesday to open New York’s annual Prototype festival of experimental opera, …

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Lee’s docu to explore early Michael Jackson

NEW YORK, Jan 8, (AFP): Spike Lee, the acclaimed director who explores African American life, will release a documentary on the rise to stardom of Michael Jackson. Promoters for the late “King of Pop” announced Thursday that the documentary would go on sale on Feb 26 in a bundle with …

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