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Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attack on 'Interview' viewers

Dec 17, 2014

Sony hackers threaten 9/11-style attack on 'Interview' viewers

Threats of violence against movie theaters. Canceled showings of “The Interview.” Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. The fallout from the hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy ...

Russia's shriveling economy becomes a global threat

Dec 17, 2014

Russia's shriveling economy becomes a global threat

by Josh Boak

Russia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Japan, China, Europe and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged from Russia’s shriveled currency, its move to dramatically boost interest rates, the ...

Forced to pay for content, Google News closes in Spain

Dec 17, 2014

Forced to pay for content, Google News closes in Spain

U.S. giant Google on Tuesday shut down its popular online news service in Spain in protest over a new law that would make it pay for content. “We’re incredibly sad to announce that, due to recent changes in Spanish law, we have removed Spanish ...

Sharp to supply 'free-form' LCDs to Nintendo

Dec 16, 2014

Sharp to supply 'free-form' LCDs to Nintendo

Sharp Corp. is close to providing video game maker Nintendo Co. with its advanced liquid crystal displays that can be shaped freely according to user demand, sources said Tuesday. Unlike conventional LCDs, the Free-Form Display, which Sharp unveiled this year, has a bezel that ...

| Dec 16, 2014

Nikkei takes tumbles below 17,000

Stocks lost further ground Tuesday, dragged down by overnight plunges in overseas stocks and crude oil prices, with the Nikkei 225 average closing below 17,000 for the first time in about a month. The key index dived 344.08 points, or 2.01 percent, to finish ...

| Dec 16, 2014

Meat treat for New Year's; friendship fun run

SEASONAL Meat treat for New Year Kakiyasu Honten Co., a Japan-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of fresh meat and processed meat products, has launched a series of meat “osechi” this month. Osechi are traditional Japanese New Year’s food items packed in ...

Abe, business heads, labor unions agree on efforts for wage growth

Dec 16, 2014

Abe, business heads, labor unions agree on efforts for wage growth

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration crafted a joint statement Tuesday with leaders of business organizations and labor unions, aiming to bolster the economy through wage growth. At a trilateral meeting, Abe also urged large manufacturers, which have benefited from the yen’s slide, to trade ...