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  • The surprise hit Lost in Thailand, a road comedy that cost less than $5 million to make, has become China's highest-grossing domestic film.
    Enlight Pictures
    9:32am Feb 08, 2013
    World News World News

    Move Over James Bond, China Has An Unlikely Box-Office Champ

    Hollywood blockbusters usually do well in China. But last year, Lost in Thailand, a scrappy, slapstick comedy that cost less than $5 million to make, raked in $200 million in just seven weeks. It's now the highest-grossing Chinese film ever. It begins a limited run in the U.S. on Friday.
  • 3:07pm Feb 07, 2013

    1 Boeing 787 Permitted To Fly From Fort Worth To Seattle

    Regulators grounded 50 Dreamliners worldwide after batteries overheated on two separate flights last month. Only crew will be on board for Thursday's flight to move one 787 from a Boeing plant in Fort Worth to a plant near Seattle. Engineers will then study the plane and its batteries and look at ways to reduce fire risk.
  • 3:07pm Feb 07, 2013

    Couple Buys Disgraced Financier's Iowa Estate

    The 20-acre estate outside Cedar Falls, Iowa, was sold for a winning bid of about $600,000. The property used to be owned by Russell Wasendorf, who was recently sentenced to 50 years in jail for embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars from investors.
  • Harlan County Lake, the Republican River's main reservoir in Nebraska, dropped 10 feet during the summer drought and hasn't recovered.
    Grant Gerlock
    7:28pm Feb 06, 2013
    National National Environment

    As Drought Intensifies, 2 States Dig In Over Water War

    The Republican River is crucial to the agricultural economy of several states in the West and Great Plains. But as a drought drags on, Kansas says Nebraska farmers have been taking more than their fair share of the river — and have asked the Supreme Court to weigh in.
  • An image depicts the SatoshiDice website, which exclusively uses Bitcoin, not dollars, for gambling.
    NPR
    10:51am Feb 06, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Is Online Gambling Legal If Bitcoins, Not Dollars, Are At Stake?

    With no government ties, Bitcoin is used to buy everything from blogging services to Brooklyn-made cupcakes. Theoretically, millions of dollars are being kept in the digital currency. And it's increasingly being used by specialized websites to offer online gambling. But is Bitcoin gambling legal?
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Cities Must Strategize To Boost Service Workers' Pay

    Urban scholar Richard Florida has found a problem with the way our cities are evolving. He talks to Steve Inskeep about who wins and who loses as the highly skilled, creative class clusters around certain metro areas. Florida is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class.
  • 10:51am Feb 06, 2013

    Feds Bust Huge Credit Fraud Ring

    Authorities say they've broken up one of the biggest credit card fraud rings in U.S. history. The group stole more than $200 million by creating fake identities and opening thousands of card accounts.