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  • Nickelodeon recovers from ratings slump with new cartoon 'Breadwinners'

    Nickelodeon recovers from ratings slump with new cartoon 'Breadwinners'
    Nickelodeon's new cartoon was hatched not through traditional television channels but in a Studio City efficiency apartment nicknamed the "Doodle Chamber." The 41/2 -minute cartoon about two feisty, accident-prone ducks was intended to be a one-off, a little film crafted to entertain fellow animators at a short-film festival held at a New York bar.
  • In Theory: What's our responsibility toward sweatshops?

    More than a thousand workers were killed in Bangladesh when a building used as a garment factory collapsed. It's alleged that a factory in China making products for Apple has nets installed to stop people leaping to their deaths after 18 suicides there....

    Word of mouth may eliminate puppy mills

    A paradigm shift has occurred, offering an alternative to a former way of doing business. Many current retailers in the pet industry are embracing the opportunity to help animals in need by working with rescue groups, shelters or holding adoption events...

    Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains

    Disney profit up 12% on consumer products, studio, theme park gains
    Walt Disney Co. reported a 12% increase in net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, lifted by the performance of its consumer products, studio, and parks and resorts divisions. The Burbank company posted net income of $1.394 billion for the quarter...

    Burbank residents talk possible plastic bag ban

    Burbank residents talk possible plastic bag ban
    Local green groups hosted a community forum Wednesday to discuss the environmental and economic benefits of banning plastic bags in Burbank, with critics arguing that a ban would strip consumers of the convenience and freedom to shop with the bags,...