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Sony exec fires back at President Obama

Speaking with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton responded to President Obama's criticism.  More

U.S. ends TARP with $15.3 billion profit

Treasury sold its remaining shares Friday in Ally Financial, it's last remaining major stake from the $426 billion bailout of banks and the U.S. auto industry.  More

Google sues to stop Hollywood threats

Major Hollywood studios led a quiet campaign with state governments to censor Google content online. Now, Google is calling them out on it.  More

Unilever lays an egg: Drops Just Mayo lawsuit

Unilever sued Hampton Creek over its egg-free mayonnaise spread Just Mayo. But the company behind Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaise has now dropped the lawsuit.  More

How to pick the best dividend stocks

Investing in companies with increasing dividends like Disney and Starbucks can really pay off.  More

N. Korea hack should scare every company

By backing down from showing "The Interview,"Sony has set a dangerous precedent. Hackers now have a blueprint for hurting American companies.  More

Hackers to Sony: We'll stand down if you never release the movie

Message credits Sony executives for a 'very wise' decision to cancel 'Interview' release.  More

Beyond Russia: Geopolitical hot spots in 2015

Investors beware: These 5 global crises are likely to rattle the stock market and world economy.  More

Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million followers

Kim Kardashian barely qualifies as famous, after Instagram loses a ton of weight.  More

The heart of the Internet has been hacked

ICANN, the all-powerful but little-known organization that administers global website domain names, has been hacked.  More

Avon fined for bribing Chinese officials with Gucci bags

Beauty goods company Avon has been fined $135 million by the SEC for bribing Chinese officials with luxury goods -- everything from Gucci bags to Tiffany pens.  More

BlackBerry ending year on sour note

It's been a mostly successful turnaround year for BlackBerry under CEO John Chen. But the company's sales continue to plunge and that has Wall Street spooked.  More

Russian crisis kills big German gas deal

German chemicals company BASF has dropped a planned asset swap with Russia's Gazprom as Western sanctions bite.  More

Russia crisis hurts these brands the most

Russia's economic turmoil has already spread to companies in the West and many brands are bracing for a bigger blow to earnings.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Uber agrees to temporarily suspend service in Portland

Portland's mayor says the city will create new rules, eventually allowing Uber to operate there.  More

These 20 antique guns could fetch big bucks

Morphy Auctions in Pennsylvania is putting nearly 1,000 old guns on the block. Here are just a few.  More

Toyota's futuristic, freaky fuel-cell car

The Mirai will go on sale starting late next year in a handful of states. The challenge will be finding where to fuel it.  More

Texas is in danger of a recession

The shale boom has been a blessing to Texas, but tumbling oil prices are casting a shadow over the state.  More

Elizabeth Warren allies march outside Citi: 'Break big banks'

Protesters gathered outside Citibank's headquarters to echo Warren's call to break up big banks.  More

'The Interview' was expected to bring in $100 million for Sony

Sony's decision to not release 'The Interview' could cost it $60 million in global box office revenue and up to $50 million from other channels.  More

Mortgage rates hit a new low for the year

Amid falling gas prices and investor nervousness, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate loan fell to 3.8%, a rate not seen since May 2013.  More

Washington Post looks beyond DC with Texas Tribune

After getting dumped by NYT, Texas Tribune partners with WaPo.  More

What's wrong with Google?

Google's stock has been left behind while its rivals soar in 2014.  More

Why Colbert's 'Late Show' is a big win for CBS

As "The Colbert Report" ends, here's why owning Colbert's "Late Show" lets CBS license the show in ways they couldn't before.  More

Toyota has best value: Consumer Reports

Three Toyota vehicles are the best in their automotive classes, according to new ratings from Consumer Reports.  More

GM halts deliveries to Russia

GM says it has temporarily halted deliveries to Russia due to the plunge in the value of the ruble.  More

In Russia, no more $30 Ikea 'Billy' bookcases - at least for now

Ikea has suspended sales of furniture in Russia following a dramatic fall in ruble.  More

Dow jumps 421 points. Best day since 2011

After a brutal start to the month, the Dow surges 420 points for its best day in over three years  More

$57.6 million for Countrywide whistleblower

O'Donnell sued Countrywide, and how he's getting chunk of $16.6 billion settlement.  More

Sony stock soars after movie is shelved

Wall Street loves Sony, now that "The Interview" is on the cutting room floor.  More

Steve Carell North Korea project said to be another casualty of Sony breach

A Steve Carell thriller "that was to be set in North Korea" has been scrapped, according to Deadline and other entertainment news outlets.  More

Uber says it will toughen background checks

Uber says it will toughen checks on drivers, including using biometric screening, voice identification and, in some countries, polygraphs.  More

15 execs who make more than their CEOs

Sure, corporate chiefs' pay often is eye-poppingly high. But at some companies, executives lower down the ladder quietly out-earned their CEO bosses.  More

Movies are the least of Sony's problems

Hacking of Sony's movie studio is getting most of attention but problems and losses in consumer electronics a much bigger problem for the company.  More

The rock star manager who reinvents himself

Former Fidelity fund manager Jeff Vinik is a role model for changing your life in your 30s and again in your 50s.  More

Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New York

The online retail giant on Thursday announced the start of one-hour "on tens of thousands of daily essentials" for members of its subscription Prime service in Manhattan.  More

The best thing to do now for your portfolio

Stocks have fallen over 3% in December and the outlook for 2015 is cloudy. It's a good time to rebalance.  More

Putin blames the West for Russia's misery

President Vladimir Putin has blamed "external factors" such as oil prices and sanctions for Russia's financial crisis, but admitted he should have done more to diversify the economy.  More

Americans send $2 billion a year to Cuba

That number will likely grow as the Obama Administration eases restrictions with the Communist country.  More

Sony downplays digital 'Interview' possibility

The Internet could be both villain and savior to Sony by giving it an option on how to release its controversial comedy.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Yellen: Cheap oil is good for America

Fed chief Janet Yellen believes the steep drop in oil prices is a net positive for the U.S. economy  More

Cuba poised to join the Internet age

Cuba has ranked among the most restrictive nation's for Internet access, but a policy shift by the U.S. government could bring the island into the information age.  More

Quinoa: Now part of a complete, balanced, breakfast

The snack and cereal company is introducing new gluten-free and health foods for the breakfast table.  More

Thank you, Fed! Stocks have best day of 2014

Stocks soared after Fed chair Janet Yellen and her fellow policymakers didn't sound in a rush to raise rates.  More

Reddit takes down Sony hack forum

Reddit made the unusual decision to take down a subreddit that housed hacked Sony Pictures materials.  More

Russia crisis: Don't panic like it's 1998

Russia is definitely in turmoil, but it's unlikely to drag world markets down with it this time.  More

3 stocks to buy in a market crash

The world economy is getting worse. It might be time to re-position your investment portfolio.  More

New York Times closes out rough 2014

New York Times begins layoffs as rocky 2014 draws to a close.  More

Uber to use Baidu's maps and apps in China

The Chinese search giant will invest an undisclosed amount in the car sharing company. Uber will be able to use Baidu's mapping and mobile technology.  More

Russia iPhone prices have fallen 34% this year

IPhone and iPad prices in Russia have tumbled in 2014 as the ruble collapsed.  More

Russia has cash to prevent economic collapse

Russia is gripped by its worst financial crisis since 1998 but should have enough money to prevent a total meltdown ... for now.  More

Drivers to save $550 on gas in 2015

Low gas prices should stick around in 2015, saving drivers about $45 a month compared to what they've spent this year.  More

$3 a month for advance access to web shows

The founding CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar, is about to release a new online video service that aims to make web video shows worth paying for.  More

U.S. moves expected to ease trade restrictions on Cuba

The Obama administration plans to lift trade sanctions on Cuba, easing restrictions in place since 1960.  More

The other Bush on taxes

Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida and scion of one America's most influential political dynasties, has left a long trail on taxes.  More

Wealth gap between middle class and rich widest ever

The rich are worth 6.6 times the middle class, the widest wealth gap on record.  More

Inflation basically does not exist

Cheap oil is keeping inflation in check. Prices have gone up little in the last year, but is that a good thing?  More
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