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Snatching profits out of the air

Snatching profits out of the air

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Major television broadcasters -- ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Disney and others -- have stampeded to the U.S. Supreme Court to demand justice in a dispute with a new technology business that could radically change their industry.
New year, new technology

New year, new technology

Out with the old, in with the new. The 21st century is still young, but it's growing-up fast, technology-wise.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

Beanie Babies founder agrees to pay $53.5M tax penalty

CHICAGO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Ty Warner, the Chicago businessman who made a fortune from Beanie Babies, will pay a $53.5 million penalty for tax evasion, federal officials said Wednesday.

Victims of gangland violence to get compensation in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 6 (UPI) -- The families of people killed years ago by a Chicago mobster should receive compensation from assets discovered in his home, a judge says.

Lesser sentence sought for David Headley

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors sought a lighter sentence of up to 35 years in prison for a Pakistani-American for his role in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

Chicago jihadist gets 10 years

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- An Islamic jihadist from Chicago who intended to go to Somalia and volunteer as a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in federal prison.

Tech device ownership is bipartisan

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Democrats and Republicans find common ground when it come to purchasing consumer electronics devices like cellphones and MP3 players, a U.S. survey found.
New television format name to be Ultra HD

New television format name to be Ultra HD

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Electronics Association says ultra-high-definition displays, also known as 4K television sets, will be officially known as Ultra HD.

U.S.: 'Jihad' suspect arrested in Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors said an Illinois man has been arrested on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction as part of an alleged violent jihad.
Microsoft's last bow at electronics gala?

Microsoft's last bow at electronics gala?

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Microsoft says its appearance at this year's Consumer Electronics Show will be its last, but CES organizers are playing it down as a pause, not an ending.
New tech toys abound at the Consumer Electronics Show

New tech toys abound at the Consumer Electronics Show

Love it or hate it, technology is here to stay, and this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the place to see what will be making your life easier -- or more frustrating -- in coming months.

Fewer expected at electronics show

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- About as many people have registered in advance for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year as last but fewer may actually attend, organizers said.

EPA announces TV Energy Star ratings

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced updated Energy Star details for televisions.

Electronics show to unveil new technology

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The newest technology and electronic gadgets will be on display in Las Vegas this coming week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show.

Chicago councilwoman charged with bribes

CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Chicago councilwoman charged with taking bribes allegedly said on a surreptitiously made tape that most politicians are "hoes," a report says.
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Gary Shapiro
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association, answers questions on digital television at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on the possibility of Digital Television replacing standard-free analog television, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 12, 2005. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the trade organization for the consumer electronics industry in the United States. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $173 billion U.S. consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The CEA also puts on the annual International CES (Consumer Electronics Show).

CEA originally started as the Radio Manufacturers Association (RMA) in 1924. In 1950, it changed its name to Radio-Television Manufacturers Association (RTMA). In 1953, it changed its name to Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers Association (RETMA). It was then the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) from 1957 to 1998, when it became the Electronic Industries Alliance. In 1995, EIA's Consumer Electronics Group (CEG) became the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association (CEMA). In 1999, President Gary Shapiro announced the trade group's name change from CEMA to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and became an independent sector of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).

CEA has several awards programs to honor industry leaders, inventors, and groundbreaking products and technologies.

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