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Final Harry Potter movies will be 3D

LOS ANGELES - Warner Bros. will release the next two "Harry Potter" films in 3D, a move underscoring the post-"Avatar" rush for extra-dimensional box office returns.

Bernanke: Too Big to Fail?

Senate test will determine if Fed chief has at least 60 votes to beat filibuster aimed at blocking his reappointment

U.S. Readies New Iran Sanctions

Proposals targeting Iran financial institutions and military are being prepared for debate at U.N., officials say

New US home sales slide in December

Sales of new homes in the US unexpectedly dropped in December, the latest sign that government support is causing swings in the performance of the housing market.

Mid-life Crisis: An Outdated Myth?

The stereotype that many middle-aged people get depressed and must perk up their lives with sports cars and affairs may be an outdated myth, scientists say.

Obama Lost in Space?

President reportedly going to flatline NASA's budget, potentially ending human spaceflight — and losing jobs

Former Senator Edwards and wife split

RALEIGH, N.C. - A friend says Elizabeth Edwards has separated from her husband, two-time presidential candidate John Edwards.

Geithner Feels the Heat on AIG

Lawmakers vent public frustration against treasury chief over bank bailouts, Wall Street bonuses

Iran's leader predicts Israel's destruction

TEHRAN - Iran's supreme leader predicted the destruction of Israel in comments posted on his Web site on Wednesday, in some of his strongest remarks in years about the Jewish state.

Dying news media looks to Apple tablet for hope, release today

Struggling US newspapers and magazines may seek Internet Age resurrection in a so-called "Jesus tablet" — a computer expected to grab the spotlight Wednesday at a much anticipated Apple event here.