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Sony says cancels the planned Dec. 25 release of 'The Interview'

Dec 17, 2014

#Sony cancels the Dec. 25 release of #TheInterviewMovie. Should they have caved? cnb.cx/1BZMP6P @martinsoong @cnbcworld @adamcnbc

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: BREAKING: Sony decides not to move forward with the planned release of 'The Interview'. cnb.cx/1BZMP6P pic.twitter.com/EkLZYz6Hpq

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: BREAKING: Sony decides not to move forward with the planned release of 'The Interview'. cnb.cx/1BZMP6P pic.twitter.com/EkLZYz6Hpq

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: BREAKING: Sony decides not to move forward with the planned release of 'The Interview'. cnb.cx/1BZMP6P pic.twitter.com/EkLZYz6Hpq

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US officials say North Korea ordered the Sony hack

Obama to speak at noon ET about Cuba

Dec 17, 2014

RT @JBarrettNYC: Obama to lift ban on Cuban cigars after 52 years. Yeah, you read that right. Merry Christmas. cnb.cx/1AEYFz6 #Cuba

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BPLewis: Can’t wait for all the hipsters to talk about how Cuba was so much better to visit before the embargo lifted: cnbc.com/id/102249788

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: U.S. debit and credit cards to be allowed in Cuba as part of plans to normalize relations » cnb.cx/1AEYFz6 pic.twitter.com/AkBp0xIIiq

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Are AOL and Yahoo really thinking again about merging?

cnbc.com — Jason Alden | Bloomberg | Getty Images A quote from another excerpt in Business Insider teased the possibility that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong might be open to a deal again. "Major Yahoo shareholders have recently begun collaborating on a series of spreadsheets that calculate that AOL and Yahoo are worth between 70 and 80 percent more when combined than they are apart," said the excerpt.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @Mr_Trout: Is there a yearly quota on these stories? RT @CNBC: Are AOL and Yahoo really thinking again about merging? » cnb.cx/1xrCKOn

Dec 17, 2014

Is there a yearly quota on these stories? RT @CNBC: Are AOL and Yahoo really thinking again about merging? » cnb.cx/1xrCKOn

Dec 17, 2014

RT @jannarone: Are AOL and Yahoo really thinking merger, again? Here's why you should today's buzz with a grain of salt. cnb.cx/1xrCKOn $AOL $YHOO

Dec 17, 2014

Are AOL and Yahoo really thinking merger, again? Here's why you should today's buzz with a grain of salt. cnb.cx/1xrCKOn $AOL $YHOO

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Cuba deal with US: The 'Hyman Roth' play

cnbc.com — To be sure, Wednesday's agreement brokered with Raul Castro does not end a trade embargo with the country and does not yet open the country for tourism. Those changes would need action by Congress. But always looking six months to a year ahead, traders aren't waiting for any official changes before betting on the shares.
Dec 17, 2014

#wickedsmart RT @CNBC: Shares of penny stock jumped more than 100% after people thought it was Cuba (the country): cnb.cx/1AIhaTp

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: Shares of penny stock jumped more than 100% after people thought it was Cuba (the country): cnb.cx/1AIhaTp pic.twitter.com/dZRtkplFo1

Dec 17, 2014

"Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel." (Granted, not the boast today that it would have been in 1959.) cnbc.com/id/102277671

Dec 17, 2014

When asked about waiting so long for normalized relations w/Cuba, Mr. Roth said: "THIS is the business we've CHOSEN!" cnbc.com/id/102277671

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Inside Cuba: Photos from Havana

cnbc.com — CNBC traveled to Cuba to cover the pope's visit to the Caribbean island, allowing us to see first-hand the effect of the embargo, what life is like for its citizens, and what changes the country has been undergoing.

Obama: We will end an outdated approach toward Cuba

cnbc.com — This follows Cuba's release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison where he spent five years on espionage charges along with another person who'd been held in Cuba and a separate exchange of prisoners of Cuban prisoners held in the U.S. As part of the overhaul, the U.S.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBCPolitics: "With these changes I'm announcing today, it will be easier for Americans to travel to Cuba." cnb.cx/1uTiRZI pic.twitter.com/JOhI3nVsy3

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: The president just outlined big changes to take place between the U.S. and Cuba: cnb.cx/1uTiRZI pic.twitter.com/Bb1NG0QpbS

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: The president just outlined big changes to take place between the U.S. and Cuba: cnb.cx/1uTiRZI pic.twitter.com/Bb1NG0QpbS

Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fire

cnbc.com — During peace talks in Havana, FARC rebels agreed to a cease-fire in Colombia-given that the military does not attack them.

The US Navy just tested a robotic shark

cnbc.com — U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III The U.S. Navy has finished testing an underwater drone that looks and acts like a big robotic fish. The GhostSwimmer can be used for a variety of tasks, and in recent tests the Navy used it to collect data on tides, currents, wakes, and weather conditions.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: The U.S. Navy just tested an underwater drone that looks and acts like a shark » cnb.cx/1r1hhcR pic.twitter.com/KzsmWibhaE

Dec 17, 2014

Um... RT @CNBC: The U.S. Navy just tested an underwater drone that looks & acts like a shark cnb.cx/1r1hhcR pic.twitter.com/UL2IkdBDg9

Putin addresses Russia amid tumultuous week

cnbc.com — Alexei Nikolsky | RIA Novosti | Kremlin | Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to convince his country that it is on the right path in a speech Thursday, despite a week which has seen storm clouds gather over Russia's fragile economy.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @CNBCWorld: LIVE: Putin says current economic situation is provoked by external factors. cnb.cx/13BCcJ8

Big news for cigar industry

cnbc.com — Adalberto Roque | AFP | Getty Images "It will be fantastic, obviously," said Rob Norris, CEO of cigar retailer and direct marketer JR Cigar. "Who knows what the news will be or how long it will take to take place, but that would be very exciting."

Pope personally involved in secret US-Cuba talks

cnbc.com — Buda Mendes | Getty Images President Barack Obama has spoken to Cuban President Raul Castro about normalizing full diplomatic relations between the longtime foes. Senior administration officials say the two leaders spoke by phone Tuesday for more than 45 minutes. It's the first substantive conversation between U.S. and Cuban leaders since 1961.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @MrStevenGeorge: I guess @MarcoRubio is now going to attack Pope Francis for his role in the US–Cuba talks: cnb.cx/1uTfbXE pic.twitter.com/6IBr6F0Bgr

Dec 17, 2014

RT @MrStevenGeorge: I guess @MarcoRubio is now going to attack Pope Francis for his role in the US–Cuba talks: cnb.cx/1uTfbXE pic.twitter.com/6IBr6F0Bgr

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: Pope Francis played a personal role in the secret U.S. – Cuba talks: cnb.cx/1uTfbXE pic.twitter.com/OSIUkoPLa2

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: Pope Francis played a personal role in the secret U.S. – Cuba talks: cnb.cx/1uTfbXE pic.twitter.com/iXO5vvdJ7W

Russians move into bitcoin as ruble tanks

cnbc.com — Karen Bleier | AFP | Getty Images However, with ruble transactions still relatively low compared to other currencies, the spike did little to push up the price of the digital currency which was trading at $322 on Wednesday morning.
Dec 17, 2014

Russians move into #bitcoin as ruble tanks: cnb.cx/1AEGc5P. Tune in today @4:30pm EST 4 our Bitcion/crypto-currency special! @RT_com

Dec 17, 2014

Bitcoin was literally the worst performing asset of 2014 so Russians must think the ruble will be even worse in 2015 cnbc.com/id/102275772#

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Stocks surge on oil gains as Fed pledges patience

cnbc.com — Brendan McDermid | Reuters U.S. stocks started higher on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 rising after a three-session drop, as investors bet that the Federal Reserve would continue to support the economy while readying for an interest-rate cut.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @GlenKorstrom: Stocks continue to rally as #Fed says it will be "patient" & take "considerable time" on interest rate hikes http://t.co/…

Dec 17, 2014

Stocks continue to rally as #Fed says it will be "patient" & take "considerable time" on interest rate hikes cnb.cx/1r0rpCy

Fifa World Cup corruption investigator Garcia quits

cnbc.com — Sebastien Bozon | AFP | Getty Images The appeal was rejected "on procedural grounds", Mr Garcia said, a decision with which he disagreed. "It now appears that, at least for the foreseeable future, the Eckert Decision will stand as the final word on the 2018/2022 Fifa World Cup bidding process," said Mr Garcia.
Dec 18, 2014

It gets worse RT @CNBCWorld: The man investigating FIFA World Cup corruption claims quits: cnb.cx/1v2bIXQ pic.twitter.com/luksxk6WDz

Police pepper spray shoe-shopping crowd

cnbc.com — Police have used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of people waiting in line for a shoe sale at a Toledo mall. Multiple media reports say dozens of people were gathered before 6 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin Park Mall to get tickets allowing them to buy the Nike Air Jordan shoe later this week.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @CNBC: Police have used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of people waiting for Nike sneakers: cnb.cx/1yYUhJ1 pic.twitter.com/8aO0OVxqhM

Dec 17, 2014

I'm sorry, but, what? RT @CNBC Police have used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of people waiting for Nike sneakers: cnbc.com/id/102277619

Here's our strategy with the new BlackBerry Classic

cnbc.com — Today BlackBerry is launching a new smartphone that captures that ethos and demonstrates that in the second year of our turnaround, BlackBerry is picking up momentum, building a future by curating the best parts of our recent past. We are keeping the commitments we made a year ago to turn around the company and defy skeptics who had written off BlackBerry.
Dec 18, 2014

BlackBerry CEO also goes to town on smartphones calling them "ubiquitous slabs of glass" cnb.cx/1wFv35r $BBRY pic.twitter.com/VpoG1RwYiF

Dec 18, 2014

BlackBerry CEO says it continues to "turn around the company and defy skeptics": cnb.cx/1wFv35r $BBRY pic.twitter.com/VpoG1RwYiF

Is a Russian default on the cards?

cnbc.com — Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, says the Russian central bank may not have enough reserves beyond 2015 to pay off its corporate debts.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @JamesGRickards: "Some of these debt bombs are going to explode." My Thur. morning interview from Asia w/ @MartinSoong & @CNBCOriel: ht…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @JamesGRickards: In this new interview w/ @CNBCOriel & @MartinSoong I discuss mechanics of contagion; how foreign debt explodes on you h…

Fed-induced jump in USD won't sustain: FXCM

cnbc.com — Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says the greenback is headed for a correction in the near term as the Fed's "patient" approach essentially doesn't mean a change in guidance.