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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Could Have Biggest Opening Of The Year

When the second <i>Hunger Games</i> movie, <i>Catching Fire</i>, opens in more than 4,000 theaters this weekend, there’s a good chance it will have the best opening weekend of any film of 2013. <i>Iron Man 3</i> earned $174 million opening weekend in May. According the Exhibitor Relations, <i>Catching Fire</i> is on track to …

5 successful businesses that began as market stalls

<b>1. Marks and Spencer</b><p>This British institution was co-founded by Belarusian Michael Marks, who arrived in the UK as in 1882 and began trading on a …

The Crystal Method Scores J.J. Abrams' 'Almost Human' (Q&A)

Scott Kirkland talks to THR about scoring Fox's upcoming sci-fi drama, the Las Vegas group's new album (featuring collaborations with LeAnn Rimes and …

Warren Buffett makes $3.45bn bet on Exxon Mobil

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys 40.1m shares in world's largest publicly traded oil company Exxon Mobil<p>Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has disclosed a new $3.45bn stake in Exxon Mobil, after buying 40.1m shares in the world's largest publicly traded oil company.<p>Although the investment …

Nestle to create 1,900 UK jobs and calls for industry to "step up" to address jobless youth

The Swiss food giant is create 20,000 jobs across Europe and has warned that business can't leave the skills problem to Government and schools<p>Nestle has said it will create 1,900 jobs and work placements in the UK over the next three years and has called for other big companies to “step up” and …

PS4: 1 million sold in first day on sale in the US

New console, released on Friday in the US, comes ahead of European launch at end of month.<p>Sony has sold 1m units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the US and Canada.<p>The console, which Sony is counting on to kick-start a revival of its consumer …

Christian Bale and Ben Affleck share support for Batkid

In case you somehow missed it, in an event that made the Internet give a collective “awww”, four-year-old Miles, a boy in remission from leukemia, …