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Hollywood offers several new releases this week just for the grown ups, starting with an R-raged twist on a classic fairy tale in "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters", starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arteron as the brother/sister duo who now have one mission: to take out evil. Followtheir hunt in 2D, 3D, AND IMAX.
Jason Statham brings his signature style of R-rated action to the movie "Parker". He plays the double-crossed thief from the best-selling novel. The film co-stars Jennifer Lopez as a down on her luck realtor who helps Statham plot his revenge.
Then it's R-rated comedy with the film that begs the question: what is it all about? It stars pretty much everyone in Hollywood. The cast of "Movie 43" includes Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Emma Stone and many more. The storylines have one thing in common: raunchy outrageousness.
This week, audiences can also do a Jessica Chastain double feature with the Oscar nominee's scary movie option "Mama" trying to hold onto the top spot at the box office. Her Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" finished in 2nd place last week.
Saturday, January 26 2013, 12:48 AM CST
Tennessee recoups unemployment benefits
May 22, 2013 20:26 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Labor Department officials say they have recouped about $15.3 million worth of fraudulently collected unemployment benefits by garnishing tax refunds and other federal payments to people who were not entitled to receive the assistance.
A scathing audit released earlier this year showed that the state overpaid $73 million in unemployment benefits. The overpayments were the result of both fraud and errors at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The audit was especially critical of the department's method for recouping fraudulent benefits.
Acting Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said in a statement that the ability to reclaim fraudulently collected unemployment benefits is critical to the business community. He said the department is focused on developing strategies to prevent people from wrongfully collecting the assistance.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.