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Hackers gloat over 'The Interview' cancellation in new email
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, praising the studio as "very wise" to cancel the release of "The Interview" and saying Sony's data is safe "as long as you make no more trouble."...

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism....

Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger....

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from moguls to makeup artists takes stock of the scandal and how it could affect their jobs....

Unemployment rates fell in 41 US states last month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in 41 U.S. states in November and were unchanged in six more, reflecting healthy job gains across the country....

US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major stock indexes were mostly higher on Friday as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is on pace to close with its second-best weekly gain this year....

T-Mobile paying up to $90M in refunds for unwanted services
WASHINGTON (AP) -- T-Mobile US will issue up to $90 million in refunds for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators....

Air France-KLM stock drops on profit warning
PARIS (AP) -- Air France-KLM shares have plunged more than 8 percent in the wake of the airline's warning that weak demand on several long-haul routes and other factors would wipe hundreds of millions off profits this year....

Amazon, Macmillan reach multiyear deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another major publisher has reached a multiyear deal with Amazon.com....

Another big catch for Thai co. in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods....

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