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Sony Pulls Korea Film ‘The Interview;’ U.S. Blames Pyongyang for Hack

wsj.com — Sony Pictures canceled its planned release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened violence against theaters that played the film, as U.S. officials concluded that North Korea was behind the broad cyberattack on the company.
Dec 18, 2014

Sony episode "is now a case study that is signaling to attackers that you can get all that you want and even more” wsj.com/articles/sony-…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @tomgara: Wow. WSJ reports Comcast doesn’t want to offer "The Interview" via video on-demand "due to its political sensitivity" on.wsj.com/1sHpggj

Dec 18, 2014

Our A1 on The Interview shows fascinating intersection of filmmaking, corporate Hollywood, natl security, geopolitics wsj.com/articles/sony-…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @tomgara: Wow. WSJ reports Comcast doesn’t want to offer "The Interview" via video on-demand "due to its political sensitivity" on.wsj.com/1sHpggj

Dec 18, 2014

Wow, I thought we didn't negotiate with terrorists. Sony Pulls Korea Film "The Interview" on.wsj.com/1sHpggj via @WSJ

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Amazon Confirms Rollout of One-Hour Delivery Service

wsj.com — Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday launched a new service in Manhattan to deliver daily essentials such as shampoo, paper towels and toys within an hour-as the e-commerce giant continues to ramp up pressure on traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Amazon was testing plans to offer deliveries within an...
Dec 18, 2014

One-hour Amazon delivery coming to a city near you. (Maybe.) Do we need that? on.wsj.com/1AtJ71g

Dec 18, 2014

RT @WSJ: Amazon launches 'superfast' service in NYC. Two-hour delivery is free to Prime members, one-hour delivery costs $7.99 on.wsj.com/1w21sOI

Dec 18, 2014

RT @WSJ: Amazon launches 'superfast' service in NYC. Two-hour delivery is free to Prime members, one-hour delivery costs $7.99 on.wsj.com/1w21sOI

Dec 18, 2014

RT @WSJ: Amazon launches 'superfast' service in NYC. Two-hour delivery is free to Prime members, one-hour delivery costs $7.99 on.wsj.com/1w21sOI

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Putin’s News Conference

blogs.wsj.com — At A Glance Mr. Putin started the conference not by addressing the ruble's almost 50% slide against the dollar this year, but by reeling off data about the country's economy, including his forecast for growth this year at 0.6%.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @PaulSonne: So what happened during Putin's marathon press conference? @marson_jr boils it down: blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/1…

Dec 18, 2014

Putin to the West: we are like a bear in the taiga, you cannot subdue us wsj.com/m/briefly/BL-2…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PaulSonne: So what happened during Putin's marathon press conference? @marson_jr boils it down: blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/1…

Dec 18, 2014

So what happened during Putin's marathon press conference? @marson_jr boils it down: blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/1…

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Cuba (the Energy Drink Firm) Soars 140% on Cuba (the Country) News

blogs.wsj.com — Shares of Cuba Beverage Co., an energy-drink company with sales of $9,961 last quarter, are soaring Wednesday in what appears to be the latest example of a company's stock being affected by news events that are completely unrelated to its business.
Dec 18, 2014

Whoops...Cuba (the Energy Drink Firm) Soars 140% on Cuba (the Country) News drnk.it/G6n11

Dec 18, 2014

D'oh! -- Cuba (the energy drink company) soars 140% on news about Cuba (the country) on.wsj.com/1r0dht9 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Dec 17, 2014

Nutty stock story from @Erikholmwsj: Cuba (the energy drink company) soars 140% on news about Cuba (the country) on.wsj.com/1r0dht9

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Theaters Decide Not to Show Sony’s ‘Interview’

wsj.com — Four Largest Movie Theater Chains in U.S. Won't Show Comedy 'The Interview' -Source *Big Movie Exhibitors to Ask Sony Pictures to Postpone Dec. 25 Release of 'The Interview' -Source *Regal Entertainment Group (RGC), AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC),...
Dec 17, 2014

RT @WSJ: Breaking: Sony Pictures says it cancels release of 'The Interview' on.wsj.com/1AqARza

Dec 17, 2014

RT @WSJD: Sony Pictures says it cancels release of 'The Interview' on.wsj.com/1sG8q1j

Dec 17, 2014

Bow before the petty tyrant RT @WSJ: Breaking: Sony Pictures says it cancels release of 'The Interview' bit.ly/1BZOlWC

Dec 17, 2014

So here's a forced experiment: How much will what was supposed to be a major theatrical release make up in DVD and s…lnkd.in/bQv4v-8

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Putin’s Year of Defiance and Miscalculation

wsj.com — As Western governments seethed last spring over Russia's takeover of the Crimea region in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin told advisers that the world eventually would accept the audacious move. The Kremlin was confident the economic costs of Western sanctions, though substantial, would be tolerable for the world's ninth-largest economy.
Dec 18, 2014

Of calculations and miscalculations. @whitegl and @AntonWSJ on Putin's no good very bad year: wsj.com/articles/putin…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @OKnox: Seems legit MT @peterbakernyt Putin told Merkel that Ukraine was kind of place where tanks are lying around farms. wsj.com/articles/putin…

Dec 18, 2014

Seems legit MT @peterbakernyt Putin told Merkel that Ukraine was kind of place where tanks are lying around farms. wsj.com/articles/putin…

Dec 18, 2014

Denying Russian involvement, Putin told Merkel that Ukraine was kind of place where tanks are lying around farms. wsj.com/articles/putin…

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Obama Announces Moves to Normalize Cuba Ties

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor who has been held in a Cuban prison for five years, has been released and is headed back to the U.S., a senior Obama administration official said Wednesday. "Mr. Gross was released on humanitarian grounds by the Cuban government at the request of the United States," the official said.
Dec 17, 2014

Yes! "@roopaonline: wow - big deal. "@WSJ: Breaking: U.S to begin discussions with Cuba on normalizing relations on.wsj.com/1AbLh7m”"

Dec 17, 2014

Our write-up on Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba, @WSJ wsj.com/articles/ameri…

Dec 17, 2014

Obama moves to normalize #Cuba ties: I don't believe we can do same thing for 5 decades & expect a different result on.wsj.com/1Aov8Ke

Dec 17, 2014

RT @ahmed: The Vatican played a key role in negotiations for Alan Gross’s release on.wsj.com/1z4xSPz {$}

Dec 17, 2014

US, Cuba normalize ties, reversing policy. Start booking those Miami-Havana flights on.wsj.com/1Aov8Ke via @WSJ

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Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business

wsj.com — I was Google's first employee to go on maternity leave. In 1999, I joined the startup that founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had recently started in my garage. I was four months pregnant. At the time the company had no revenue and only 15 employees, almost all of whom were male.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @jessicajackley: Agreed! But wish paternity leave part wasn't in parentheses - also crucial. Paid Maternity Leave Good for Biz @WSJ buff.ly/1vZK7G6

Dec 18, 2014

Goggle Executive Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business on.wsj.com/1yWPRlT via @WSJ

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Sony Cancels Release of ‘The Interview’

wsj.com — Sony Pictures said Wednesday it would cancel the Dec. 25 release of its controversial comedy "The Interview." The move came as four big movie theater chains decided not to play the movie following threats of terrorism. The theater chains, including Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc.
Dec 17, 2014

Sony has canceled the release of 'The Interview,' an unprecedented decision in the modern movie biz on.wsj.com/1sGM13X

Dec 17, 2014

RT @JChengWSJ: Kim Jong Un survives character assassination attempt. Sony won't screen "The Interview" at all any more. on.wsj.com/1w0Cije

Dec 17, 2014

Cyberterrorists win as Sony cancels its release of “The Interview” following hacking attack on.wsj.com/1sGM13X via @WSJ

Dec 17, 2014

The cyberterrorists won. A film becomes too radioactive for businesses to touch on.wsj.com/1sGM13X pic.twitter.com/MKhCDjYanz

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Global Life Expectancy Increases by About Six Years

wsj.com — Global life expectancy for men and women has increased by about six years over the past two decades, according to the one of the most comprehensive studies of global health done so far. The rise in global life expectancy is mainly the result of dramatic advances in health care.
Dec 18, 2014

Yes, yes, but don't kid yourselves. Death is inevitable and is stalking you RIGHT NOW. on.wsj.com/1C5gFnr

Dec 18, 2014

RT @davidmwessel: Over past two decades, global life expectancy has risen by 5.8 years for men and 6.6 years for women on.wsj.com/1sHeaaW

Dec 18, 2014

RT @stefaniei: Global life expectancy rose. See who are the longest-lived (it's not US). on.wsj.com/1sHeaaW pic.twitter.com/ddqgU6tnaN

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Sony Hack Shines Light on North Korea’s Cyber Attackers

wsj.com — SEOUL-North Korea selects some of its brightest talent for cyberwarfare training and has allocated significant resources to the program as its conventional forces age and become increasingly obsolete, defectors and experts say. The U.S.'s conclusion that North Korea was responsible for the massive hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned the spotlight on cyber operations run by Pyongyang and its emphasis on asymmetric...
Dec 18, 2014

RT @WSJ: North Korea selects some of its brightest young talent for cyberwarfare training on.wsj.com/1w2i9ta

Dec 18, 2014

Sony hack shines light on North Korea’s cyber attackers on.wsj.com/1As82m1 via @WSJ

Dec 18, 2014

RT @JChengWSJ: In S. Korea, kids want to be pop stars. In the North, they aspire to be hackers—a "magic weapon" for the nation. on.wsj.com/1Gup3iU

Dec 18, 2014

RT @JesseDrucker: What the Sony hack has revealed about North Korea's cyberwarfare training program: on.wsj.com/1x1roAY

Dec 18, 2014

What the Sony hack has revealed about North Korea's cyberwarfare training program: on.wsj.com/1x1roAY

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Gulf Oil Ministers Defend OPEC Output Stance

wsj.com — Oil ministers from the Gulf states defended OPEC's recent decision not to cut output despite a near-halving in oil prices since the summer, saying it was impossible for the oil-producer group to alone push up prices.

New York Moves to Ban Fracking

wsj.com — ALBANY, N.Y.-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration said Wednesday it would prohibit hydraulic fracturing statewide, citing health concerns and calling the economic benefits to drilling there limited. "I cannot support high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York," acting health commissioner Howard Zucker said, adding that he wouldn't allow his own children to live near a fracking site.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @AmyAHarder: With implications nationwide, the state of New York bans fracking. on.wsj.com/1sFJ6bP by @eorden & @LynnJCook http://t.…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @AmyAHarder: With implications nationwide, the state of New York bans fracking. on.wsj.com/1sFJ6bP by @eorden & @LynnJCook http://t.…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @AmyAHarder: With implications nationwide, the state of New York bans fracking. on.wsj.com/1sFJ6bP by @eorden & @LynnJCook http://t.…

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