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Bank stocks swooned for the seventh time in eight days Friday, as the news of another big setback in the economy overshadowed some modest progress in the restructuring of the troubled financial sector.
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Is 3D television finally ready for prime time?TELEVISION was called a medium, the sadly missed Ernie Kovacs once wryly remarked, because it was neither rare nor particularly well done. That’s still largely true, though it’s at least changing for the better, as the medium is finally wrestled from the grasp of network broadcasters and cable companies.Attendees at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas saw many technology trends converging on the television set. Apart from being used to play video games and DVDs, the latest televisions are coming complete with
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browsers and broadband connections—ready to download video directly from online sources such as Hulu and YouTube. So you no longer have to watch internet video on a crummy computer screen when the 52-inch HDTV in the living room can do a far better job. ...
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Stocks rallied Friday, ending a choppy session on a high note as investors eyed the federal bailout of Bank of America, Citigroup's plan to split its businesses and geared up for next week's presidential inauguration.