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Topic - Jennifer Lee
With his Oscar win for Best Original Song, "Let It Go" co-composer Robert Lopez has earned his EGOT.
Disney's fairytale musical "Frozen" has won the Oscar for best animated feature.
Leave it to John C. Reilly to turn a question and answer session with this year's animated feature Oscar nominees into a gut-wrenching comedic affair.
Disney's "Frozen" topped the animation honors at the 41st Annie Awards, taking home five trophies, including best animated feature.
Applications for unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000 last week, though the figure was distorted for the second straight week by California's efforts to clear backlogged claims.
The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign home sales probably will rise in the months ahead.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 18,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with moderate job growth.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000, a sign layoffs have increased. Still, the level of applications is consistent with steady hiring.
The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.4 percent annual rate from January through March, slightly slower than initially estimated.
Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes after cutting purchases sharply in March. The rebound suggests consumers may help boost growth again in the April-June quarter.
Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes dipped in March as the supply remained tight, but the sales pace remained ahead of last year's.
A survey shows U.S. manufacturing activity expanded more slowly in March than February, held back by weaker growth in production and new orders. But factories hired at the fastest pace in nine months, an encouraging sign ahead of Friday's report on March employment.
U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and received building permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4½ years. The increases point to a housing recovery that is gaining strength.
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies continue to hire at a modest but steady pace.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level in five years, evidence that employers are cutting fewer jobs and may step up hiring.
"We do revenge stories all of the time," said Lee, who plans to take her sister with her to the Oscars on Sunday. "Love over fear was something we hadn't done."
"I'm from Rhode Island and we believe in our superstitions," said Lee, searching for wood to knock on at the motion picture academy headquarters after being asked if she was ready for the win at the Oscars on Sunday.