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Not so fast cordcutters_cable’s not going anywhere

This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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Voynov suspended after domestic violence charges

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, stops a shot by St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie, center, as defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov because of domestic violence charges.

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Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state and a racetrack said it will start taking bets next weekend, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.

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Bucks add 7 business leaders to franchise

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have added seven business leaders to its ownership group as it works to rebuild the team and makes plans for a new arena.

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Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. In announcing a Monday launch date, Apple CEO Tim Cook said deals have been made with hundreds of additional banks since the service was announced last month. Cook also said additional merchants plan to accept Apple Pay by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. Sleek and stunning, yes, but not likely to spark the next iRevolution. The tech giant’s bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay, debuting Monday, will be the next thing you didn’t know you needed — but now can’t live without.

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