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Watch: Fortune Live 2014 Year in Review — Welcome to Fortune's first ever live show Fortune Live: 2014 Year in Review, hosted by Fortune assistant managing editor Leigh Gallagher. The show will start streaming on this page at 3pm Eastern time. The opening roundtable will feature Fortune editor Alan Murray, assistant managing editor Brian O'Keefe and tech editor Andrew Nusca discussing the biggest stories of 2014.

Uber wins French court battle, but still fights global war — If you want to understand why Uber is under pressure in France-where its low-cost uberPOP narrowly avoided being banned on Friday-you have to understand that Uber is caught in a fight that extends way beyond ridesharing.

Nissan's Murano shows its Mississippi muscle — Nissan Motor Co. began sales of its new Nissan Murano large crossover vehicle last week. Murano isn't simply a new vehicle model, it represents Nissan's push to build more products where its customers live. The previous two Murano generations were imported from Japan; the new one hails from Mississippi.

Obama treasury pick is another bank watchdog straight from Wall Street — Antonio Weiss's nomination to become the Treasury Department's next Under Secretary for Domestic Finance has generated a bitter, personal fight, pitting Wall Street supporters against progressive reformers. At issue is Weiss's lifelong career as a Wall Street banker and whether this qualifies him for the position, which, among other things, oversees financial reform, consumer protection, and domestic economic policy.

Iraq's big Kurdish oil deal — You almost have to hand it to ISIS. The brutal terror group has stormed across Syria and Iraq, gobbling up territory and sparking turmoil across the region. And on Tuesday, it unwittingly pulled off what the U.S.

Sony hack reveals lack of diversity among top company earners — Internal salary data allegedly hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment appears to reveal that the entertainment giant's highest-paid executives are overwhelmingly white and male. A hacker group that calls itself G.O.P., or Guardians of Peace, recently claimed to have broken into SPE's systems and taken large amounts of data, including copies of unreleased movies and internal corporate files.

Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Companies 2014 — As 2014 draws to a close, we took a look over Fortune's lists and notices a few names that kept appearing throughout the year. These 10 all-stars made appearances in Fortune's Best Companies to Work For, Most Admired Companies, Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune Global 500, and, of course, the Fortune 500 itself.

The woman who helped Lenovo go global — Gina Qiao, senior vice president of global human resources at Lenovo, moved to the U.S. in 2005. She left Beijing to help with Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's personal computer business-and, at the time, she knew less than 100 English words.

Apple, Pfizer, GM and other financial turkeys of 2014 — Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, is almost upon us. That makes this an absolutely perfect time to talk about turkeys-of the financial variety, of course. We have an unusually plentiful flock this year, featuring giant companies that have fouled up badly.

The non-politicians who profit from Election Day — The winners of the 2014 midterm elections will be revealed tonight after the polls close and the votes are tallied - or, at least, the political winners will be. But there are ways to for non-politicians to cash in on Election Day, and we're not talking about bribery or other suspicious activities.
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Dec 21, 2014

@bristei he had an amazing cameo when Kanye was on a few years ago.

Dec 18, 2014

@eldon @kimmaicutler Is that the first appearance of "privileged" in that context in the Times?

Dec 17, 2014

Maybe Sony’s decision to pull The Interview has less to do with threats and more to do with NK/Japan negotiations over Japanese hostages

Dec 17, 2014

How many theaters stopped showing The Dark Knight Rises due to copycat threats after the Aurora tragedy?

Dec 16, 2014

From yesterday: good @Geoffreytsmith analysis on why the ruble's collapse would be disastrous for everyone:…

Dec 15, 2014

There are Google search needles-in-a-haystack, but that’s a Google search stack of golden needles and you’re looking for the piece of hay.

Dec 15, 2014

To be fair, the fact that he now has the top results in a google search of the terms “Mohammed” and “Islam” is kind of worth $72M.

Dec 15, 2014

The ruble's collapse is disastrous for Putin - and bad for you too by @Geoffreytsmith

Dec 15, 2014

@ddalton @PhizLair @johnalagia Doug, that's the most amazing group. I've seen both your fellow hikers in concert!

Dec 15, 2014

Great @Ev Williams Q&A with @eringriffith. Looks unlikely he'll ever buy a legacy media pub:

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