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Friday, December 19, 2014
Sony nixes film as N. Korea eyed for hack
Sony Pictures on Wednesday cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers, as U.S. investigators reportedly blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber-raid on the movie giant.
Shares of Motech Industries Inc. (θŒ‚θΏͺ) extended momentum Thursday morning after the U.S. government cut an anti-dumping tariff in a final ruling against Taiwanese solar product exporters, dealers said.
BlackBerry's Classic a last-ditch effort
BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones β€” and most smartphone customers β€” have embraced touch screens.
FedEx misses Street forecasts, profit jumps 23%
FedEx's second-quarter earnings soared 23 percent, but the package delivery company missed Wall Street forecasts due partially to a lower-than-expected benefit from falling fuel prices.
France's highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Swiss banking giant UBS, ordering it to pay a 1.1-billion-euro (US$1.3 billion) security deposit as part of a probe into allegations it helped rich French clients hide money in Switzerland.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores.
Chinese search engine Baidu, the country's equivalent of Google, announced Wednesday it has bought a stake in Uber for an undisclosed sum, as the controversial U.S. web-based taxi app seeks to expand into an already crowded market.
Ikea ruffles a few feathers with first Korean store
Global furniture giant Ikea opens its first store in South Korea on Thursday, a much-anticipated market entry that has stumbled at a number of commercial and cultural hurdles along the way.
Royal Philips NV said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire U.S. medical equipment maker Volcano Corp. for US$1.2 billion (around 1 billion euros) in a deal that would beef up its presence in technology which allows doctors to see inside patients' hearts and veins during treatment.
Shares in Woodside Petroleum jumped on Wednesday following the Australian energy producer's decision to pay US$2.75 billion to acquire stakes in liquefied natural gas projects from U.S. firm Apache.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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