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Pew: Fewer people using home broadband

After years of home broadband growth, slightly fewer adults in 2015 got Internet from providers like home phone or cable company, mostly because it’s too expensive for them.

This photo provided by Disney Consumer Products shows a pair of shoes from the unique irregular Choice Star Wars shoe collection. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 18, 2015, and it’s bringing a galaxy of new merchandise with it, from Chewbacca coffee creamers (Wookies drink coffee?) to "Star Wars" cosmetics.  (Disney Consumer Products via AP)

Photos: ‘Star Wars’ merchandise

Right now, in a store not too far away, there is a galaxy of new merchandise connected to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

La Dolce Vita: Pear tart pie

La Dolce Vita: Pear tart pie

Still looking for the perfect dinner dessert that says ‘Merry Christmas’? Try the pear tart pie, created locally at La Dolce Vita in Roanoke.

FILE - In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Howard Stern arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 10 red carpet kickoff at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Howard Stern announces 5-year deal with Sirius XM

The company announced Tuesday its third five-year deal to keep Stern’s radio show at SiriusXM, together with a longer-term video arrangement that will allow fans to see as well as hear his program and have access to 30 years of career highlights.