The box office appears headed for the highest-grossing year on record – $10.9 billion, even though fewer tickets were sold. Among the big draws: 'Despicable Me 2,' 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' and 'Furious 6.'
Coloradans voted Tuesday to slap big taxes on their state's budding recreational marijuana industry, and Washington State's voters said 'no' to labels for GMO foods. Some analysts see lessons as hot-button issues of legal pot and GMO labeling continue to simmer in other states.
Immigration reform aims to fix a migrant worker system that all sides say is broken. But demographic and economic trends in Mexico mean the era of cheap migrant labor flooding American fields is nearing an end, two studies say.
Stock markets tanked briefly (and then recovered) after the AP Twitter account was hacked and falsely announced a White House bombing. An array of new firms verify social media information to make sure clients aren't fooled.
Sears is taking steps to keep its ads off online rebroadcasts of the 'Saturday Night Live' skit, after a conservative Christian group complained. Such ad boycotts do have effects, say media analysts – but not usually the intended one.