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How to pick the best dividend stocks

Investing in companies with increasing dividends like Disney and Starbucks can really pay off.  More

N. Korea hack should scare every company

By backing down from showing "The Interview,"Sony has set a dangerous precedent. Hackers now have a blueprint for hurting American companies.  More

Hackers to Sony: We'll stand down if you never release the movie

Message credits Sony executives for a 'very wise' decision to cancel 'Interview' release.  More

Beyond Russia: Geopolitical hot spots in 2015

Investors beware: These 5 global crises are likely to rattle the stock market and world economy.  More

Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million followers

Kim Kardashian barely qualifies as famous, after Instagram loses a ton of weight.  More

The heart of the Internet has been hacked

ICANN, the all-powerful but little-known organization that administers global website domain names, has been hacked.  More

Avon fined for bribing Chinese officials with Gucci bags

Beauty goods company Avon has been fined $135 million by the SEC for bribing Chinese officials with luxury goods -- everything from Gucci bags to Tiffany pens.  More

BlackBerry ending year on sour note

It's been a mostly successful turnaround year for BlackBerry under CEO John Chen. But the company's sales continue to plunge and that has Wall Street spooked.  More

Russian crisis kills big German gas deal

German chemicals company BASF has dropped a planned asset swap with Russia's Gazprom as Western sanctions bite.  More

Russia crisis hurts these brands the most

Russia's economic turmoil has already spread to companies in the West and many brands are bracing for a bigger blow to earnings.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Uber agrees to temporarily suspend service in Portland

Portland's mayor says the city will create new rules, eventually allowing Uber to operate there.  More

These 20 antique guns could fetch big bucks

Morphy Auctions in Pennsylvania is putting nearly 1,000 old guns on the block. Here are just a few.  More

Toyota's futuristic, freaky fuel-cell car

The Mirai will go on sale starting late next year in a handful of states. The challenge will be finding where to fuel it.  More

Texas is in danger of a recession

The shale boom has been a blessing to Texas, but tumbling oil prices are casting a shadow over the state.  More

Elizabeth Warren allies march outside Citi: 'Break big banks'

Protesters gathered outside Citibank's headquarters to echo Warren's call to break up big banks.  More

'The Interview' was expected to bring in $100 million for Sony

Sony's decision to not release 'The Interview' could cost it $60 million in global box office revenue and up to $50 million from other channels.  More

Mortgage rates hit a new low for the year

Amid falling gas prices and investor nervousness, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate loan fell to 3.8%, a rate not seen since May 2013.  More

Washington Post looks beyond DC with Texas Tribune

After getting dumped by NYT, Texas Tribune partners with WaPo.  More

What's wrong with Google?

Google's stock has been left behind while its rivals soar in 2014.  More

Why Colbert's 'Late Show' is a big win for CBS

As "The Colbert Report" ends, here's why owning Colbert's "Late Show" lets CBS license the show in ways they couldn't before.  More

Toyota has best value: Consumer Reports

Three Toyota vehicles are the best in their automotive classes, according to new ratings from Consumer Reports.  More

GM halts deliveries to Russia

GM says it has temporarily halted deliveries to Russia due to the plunge in the value of the ruble.  More

In Russia, no more $30 Ikea 'Billy' bookcases - at least for now

Ikea has suspended sales of furniture in Russia following a dramatic fall in ruble.  More

Dow jumps 421 points. Best day since 2011

After a brutal start to the month, the Dow surges 420 points for its best day in over three years  More

$57.6 million for Countrywide whistleblower

O'Donnell sued Countrywide, and how he's getting chunk of $16.6 billion settlement.  More

Sony stock soars after movie is shelved

Wall Street loves Sony, now that "The Interview" is on the cutting room floor.  More

Steve Carell North Korea project said to be another casualty of Sony breach

A Steve Carell thriller "that was to be set in North Korea" has been scrapped, according to Deadline and other entertainment news outlets.  More

Uber says it will toughen background checks

Uber says it will toughen checks on drivers, including using biometric screening, voice identification and, in some countries, polygraphs.  More

15 execs who make more than their CEOs

Sure, corporate chiefs' pay often is eye-poppingly high. But at some companies, executives lower down the ladder quietly out-earned their CEO bosses.  More

Movies are the least of Sony's problems

Hacking of Sony's movie studio is getting most of attention but problems and losses in consumer electronics a much bigger problem for the company.  More

The rock star manager who reinvents himself

Former Fidelity fund manager Jeff Vinik is a role model for changing your life in your 30s and again in your 50s.  More

Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New York

The online retail giant on Thursday announced the start of one-hour "on tens of thousands of daily essentials" for members of its subscription Prime service in Manhattan.  More

The best thing to do now for your portfolio

Stocks have fallen over 3% in December and the outlook for 2015 is cloudy. It's a good time to rebalance.  More

Putin blames the West for Russia's misery

President Vladimir Putin has blamed "external factors" such as oil prices and sanctions for Russia's financial crisis, but admitted he should have done more to diversify the economy.  More

Americans send $2 billion a year to Cuba

That number will likely grow as the Obama Administration eases restrictions with the Communist country.  More

Sony downplays digital 'Interview' possibility

The Internet could be both villain and savior to Sony by giving it an option on how to release its controversial comedy.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Yellen: Cheap oil is good for America

Fed chief Janet Yellen believes the steep drop in oil prices is a net positive for the U.S. economy  More

Cuba poised to join the Internet age

Cuba has ranked among the most restrictive nation's for Internet access, but a policy shift by the U.S. government could bring the island into the information age.  More

Quinoa: Now part of a complete, balanced, breakfast

The snack and cereal company is introducing new gluten-free and health foods for the breakfast table.  More

Thank you, Fed! Stocks have best day of 2014

Stocks soared after Fed chair Janet Yellen and her fellow policymakers didn't sound in a rush to raise rates.  More

Reddit takes down Sony hack forum

Reddit made the unusual decision to take down a subreddit that housed hacked Sony Pictures materials.  More

Russia crisis: Don't panic like it's 1998

Russia is definitely in turmoil, but it's unlikely to drag world markets down with it this time.  More

3 stocks to buy in a market crash

The world economy is getting worse. It might be time to re-position your investment portfolio.  More

New York Times closes out rough 2014

New York Times begins layoffs as rocky 2014 draws to a close.  More

Uber to use Baidu's maps and apps in China

The Chinese search giant will invest an undisclosed amount in the car sharing company. Uber will be able to use Baidu's mapping and mobile technology.  More

Russia iPhone prices have fallen 34% this year

IPhone and iPad prices in Russia have tumbled in 2014 as the ruble collapsed.  More

Russia has cash to prevent economic collapse

Russia is gripped by its worst financial crisis since 1998 but should have enough money to prevent a total meltdown ... for now.  More

Drivers to save $550 on gas in 2015

Low gas prices should stick around in 2015, saving drivers about $45 a month compared to what they've spent this year.  More

$3 a month for advance access to web shows

The founding CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar, is about to release a new online video service that aims to make web video shows worth paying for.  More

U.S. moves expected to ease trade restrictions on Cuba

The Obama administration plans to lift trade sanctions on Cuba, easing restrictions in place since 1960.  More

The other Bush on taxes

Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida and scion of one America's most influential political dynasties, has left a long trail on taxes.  More

Wealth gap between middle class and rich widest ever

The rich are worth 6.6 times the middle class, the widest wealth gap on record.  More

Inflation basically does not exist

Cheap oil is keeping inflation in check. Prices have gone up little in the last year, but is that a good thing?  More

The best stocks of 2014

This year has been very solid for stocks, but these 6 were the best of the S&P 500.  More

Tesla sales forecast cut by 40% due to low oil prices

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas cuts his price target for Tesla, saying cheaper oil could hurt sales of next generation Model 3 aimed at mass market.  More

Hacked Sony ex-employees sue for privacy violations

Former Sony Pictures employees sue the company for failing to protect their personal information.  More

Apple closes online store in Russia as ruble tumbles

It's yet another sign of the Ruble's free fall. The currency has now lost about half of its value against the U.S. dollar.  More

Surge to sign up for Obamacare coverage for 2015

Some 2.5 million people have signed up for Obamacare coverage through Dec. 12.  More

McDonald's forced to ration fries in Japan

McDonald's restaurants in Japan are running short of fries because a labor dispute in the U.S. is delaying shipments of potatoes.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Airline stocks and profits soar thanks to oil plunge

Jet fuel decline saving airlines billions of dollars but that is going to fatter profits, higher stock prices, not lower fares for customers.  More

Apple wins antitrust trial

California jury says Apple doesn't have to pay damages in iTunes iPod trial.  More

Oil is freaking out the stock market

Falling oil and gas prices are great for consumers, but they also have a dark side for investors.  More

Sony hackers threaten moviegoers with terrorist acts

Sony hackers tell 'The Interview' moviegoers that they will suffer a 'bitter fate.'  More

GM to make more cars in Mexico

GM plans to invest a total of $5 billion to modernize and expand factories in Mexico.  More

Some companies won't survive the oil meltdown

The plunge in oil prices is causing a cash crunch in the energy industry, especially for shale oil.  More

New York Mag says 'we were duped' by $72 million teen trader

New York Magazine issues apology to readers after profile of teen stock trader is found to be untrue.  More

Burt Reynolds' Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am sells for $450,000

Trans Am didn't appear in Smokey and Bandit but is part of auction of Reynolds memorabilia including canoe from Deliverance.  More

T-Mobile will roll over your data

T-Mobile's latest disruptive move? It's letting you rollover your unused data from one month to the next.  More

Olive Garden is red hot again

The stock of Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants has been sizzling since hedge fund Starboard won control of the company's board. Will investors want seconds?  More

Concern but no panic yet on Moscow's streets

Russians are not panicking yet about the 50% collapse in the ruble but there are signs of growing concern.  More

Amazon's last minute shoppers get more time

Amazon is offering its Prime members, who pay $99 a year, until December 22 for their last minute gifts.  More

Small businesses shift employees to Obamacare

How many other owners shift their workers to Obamacare will help set the future of small business health insurance.  More

Uber limits 'God view' to improve rider privacy

Uber has rolled back employee access to "God view" mode, which allows them to track riders' movements and personal data.  More

Toys 'R' Us extends hours for last-minute shoppers

The chain's pre-Christmas marathon isn't what it once was, but the Times Square location will stay open continuously for a week.  More

Putin's cronies lose $50 billion

Russia's unfolding economic nightmare has already wiped $50 billion off the combined wealth of the countries top 15 oligarchs.  More

14 biggest tech fails of 2014

2014 was chock-full of big failures in technology, from security snafus to executive gaffes. Here are the top ... er ... bottom 14.  More

Oil plunge takes price below $55 a barrel

Oil prices fall to five-year low, pointing to further declines in price of gas ahead.  More

The worst stocks of 2014

The stock market smashed record after record in 2014. Apparently these stocks didn't get the memo.  More

Russia's shock-and-awe move fails to halt ruble collapse. What now?

Russian policymakers have few options left to contain the currency crisis and none of them are particularly attractive.  More

Russia's slide toward economic crisis - and why it matters

Russia has been brought to the brink of a new economic crisis by poor government, its meddling in Ukraine and the oil price slump.  More

Walmart 'layaway 'angel' pays $50k

A customer at Walmart paid $50k for other people's layaway items at the company's store in Harrisburg, Pa.  More

China's factories losing steam

China's factories are losing steam as the year draws to a close, adding to worries that the world's second-largest economy is slowing.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

'Who is the victim?' Bill Cosby's wife and daughter come to his defense

Bill Cosby has kept quiet as sexual assault allegations against him have piled up, but now his wife and one of his daughters are publicly defending him.  More

Redditors raising $25k for 'Serial' podcast victim

The money will go to a scholarship fund in memory of Hae Min Lee, the victim at the center of the podcast's story who was murdered in 1999.  More

Author of disputed Rolling Stone article is getting back in touch with sources

Sabrina Rubin Erdely still hasn't said anything in public about the discrepancies in her Rolling Stone article, but she's "re-reporting" it, according to some of the people involved.  More

Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly.  More

Ford shares tumble 5%

Ford was one of the worst performing stocks in the S&P 500 Monday.  More

As oil falls, Middle East stocks tank

The Dubai stock exchange is down 22% so far in December. Investors aren't sure Gulf states can withstand cheap oil.  More

U.S. takes a $35 billion hit from falling oil

The value of oil held in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve has plunged by nearly half in the last six months, falling about $35 billion in value.  More

Why Apple is defending Microsoft in court

When are your private emails really out of the U.S. government's reach?  More

Sony hack sends stock down 10% in past week

Sony's stock has tumbled as more and more embarrassing emails have come to light. Is it an overreaction?  More

Russia heading for crash as ruble plummets

Currency is in free fall, plunging by about 12% against the dollar on Monday alone. Deep recession is feared.  More

Most investment managers are lousy

One day your hot, next day your not. Most investment funds can't replicate their past success.  More

Amazon U.K.'s 1 penny firesale

A software used by some Amazon sellers in the United Kingdom went haywire Friday, causing prices to fall to one penny.  More

Oil is the Federal Reserve's 800-pound gorilla

The Federal Reserve holds its final meeting on 2014 this week. Jobs and oil are likely top of the agenda.  More

Sony hackers: ask nicely and we'll offer mercy

The Sony hacking saga continues, this time with a slimy deal for Sony employees and threats of further data dumps.  More

France wants to ban uberPOP from January 1

France is planning to ban Uber's ride-sharing service uberPOP from January 1.  More

10 Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster

Parents of 10 children killed at Newtown sue Freedom Group  More

Busiest day of season for FedEx, postal service

With just 10 days left until Christmas, Monday is the peak shipping day of the season for FedEx (FDX) and the U.S. Postal Service.  More

Michael Bloomberg: Cities drive innovation

In 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded innovation grants to 5 U.S. cities. Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses their successes and announces the next recipient cities.  More

Gas for less than $2 is now widespread

Thirteen states now have at least one station selling gas for less than $2 as falling oil prices result in widespread relief at the pump.  More

Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them

Russian defense companies boosted weapons sales by more than 20% last year, driven by demand from the country's military.  More

Blackrock exec loses career for dodging fares

A former Blackrock managing director has been banned from working in finance for dodging fares on his commute to work.  More

Anger at Uber as fares soar during Sydney cafe siege

Uber has crashed into its latest public relations disaster after attempting to charge passengers inflated prices to leave Sydney as a hostage crisis unfolded at a cafe in the city.  More

Sony lawyer tells media to stop reporting on material stolen by hackers

Lawyers for Sony Pictures asks news organizations to stop examining and publicizing corporate secrets hackers have made public.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Sony Pictures hackers promise 'Christmas gift'

Hackers are threatening to release more sensitive data from last month's massive cyber break-in at Sony Pictures.  More

5 fat roadblocks in the way of tax reform

There's consensus on what needs to be done to reform the corporate tax code in 2015. But there are many reasons it likely won't happen.  More

Elizabeth Warren ends up a winner in spending fight

Elizabeth Warren's campaign and No vote against the government spending bill fueled those who want her to run for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.  More

2015: The year the stock market slows to a trot

CNNMoney's experts predict 8% growth for the stock market in 2015. Not quite the stellar return of recent years.  More

Japan's Abe must deliver on economy after victory

Having won a landslide in weekend elections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must now deliver the economic reforms he's been promising for two years.  More

OPEC isn't scared of $40 oil

The energy minister for United Arab Emirates says the middle eastern oil producers aren't "targeting a price" and they believe "the market will stabilize itself."  More

Nissan gets slammed in Consumer Reports

Recent redesigns of Nissan Products have resulted in less satisfying vehicles, Consumer Reports' car critics and its readers' say.  More

America's 10 most unequal cities

New York City is one of the most unequal cities in the U.S., but a few places that beat it out.  More

Toys 'R' Us 'layaway angels' pay thousands for others' gifts

Two customers at separate stores in Massachusetts paid for every customers' layaway items  More

Wall Street bets on Russia and Venezuela defaults

The cost to insure Russia's five-year bonds have surged to the highest levels since 2009 and are five times higher for Venezuela since June.  More

Uber's global ambitions hit roadblocks

In places like Spain and India, Uber is running into problems on its path to global domination.  More

President Obama: 'I spend mornings watching ESPN'

President Obama told ESPN he doesn't usually have much time to watch sports, but spends many of his mornings watching the network.  More

Takata has struggled with airbag problems since late 1990s

One of the world's largest makers of airbags, Takata has long used ammonium nitrate to inflate airbags --- airbags that are now the subject of a massive recall. But records show that the company has long worked to find fixes to problems with the chemical.  More

What Wall Street won in budget deal

Controversial change to financial regulation allows banks to again create and trade swap contracts.  More

Is this finally the end of the bull market?

Plunging oil prices caused stocks to have their worst week in several years.  More

Tumbling oil could take thousands of jobs with it

Halliburton just announced 1,000 layoffs. BP is also slashing employees. There are likely to be more cuts.  More

Wireless war: Consumers win, investors lose

Discounted phones and cheaper plans are good for subscribers -- but not investors in Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.  More

Chrysler grudgingly expands airbag recall

Under pressure from safety regulators, Chrysler expands its recall of older trucks while insisting airbags do not pose a threat.  More

Even Warren Buffett got hurt by oil prices

With stakes in ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, Buffett has taken hits from the wild swings in oil and gas.  More

Key facts about London's 5 airports

Boasting five international airports, London is a major European transportation hub with more than 144 million passengers a year.  More

Cheap gas could kill U.S. oil export ban

Advocates of allowing U.S. oil export see cheaper gas prices as giving their efforts a better shot early next year.  More

Plunging oil prices may trigger unrest

The International Energy Agency has warned that a global glut of oil will persist next year, putting further pressure on prices and raising the risk of unrest in some producing countries.  More

White-black wealth gap widens to near record levels

The Great Recession hit all Americans hard, but only whites have seen their wealth rise during the recent recovery.  More

NYC & Chicago mull Uber-like taxi apps

Uber and Lyft could be getting some fresh competition from Chi-town, the Big Apple.  More

Ford dumps Microsoft for Blackberry

Ford upgrades Sync system that spanned customer complaints, replacing Microsoft operating system with one from Blackberry.  More

Google pulls Amazon app from Play Store

Amazon and Google are having an app store standoff, resulting in the de-listing of Amazon's app from Google Play.  More

Rahm Emanuel: How Chicago saved its small businesses

With a Bloomberg Philanthropies grant, Chicago doubled down on small business: It developed new funding programs, reduced the time it takes to open a restaurant by 33%, created training materials in five languages and supported new incubators.  More

3 things Rick Perry should know about income inequality

Texas' governor said his state does not deal with income inequality. The numbers tell a different story.  More

Diamond buying skyrockets in December

About 20% of all jewelry sales occur this month. It's bling or bust time for the diamond industry.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Seaworld CEO is stepping down

The company says James Atchison will resign as President and CEO effective January 15.  More

O'Reilly 'emissary' booted from press conference

A Bill O'Reilly correspondent ambushed New York City Mayor for an interview, he was escorted out by security.  More

Fired Delta worker fights to get his job back

Kip Hedges, a Minneapolis Delta baggage handler for 26 years, wants his job back. He was fired last week for comments he made about the airline's low wages.  More

No interviews at Sony's 'The Interview' premiere

The red carpet will be silent at Thursday night's premiere of Sony's "The Interview"  More

Walmart cuts iPhone price by $50

The iPhone 6 Plus is now on sale for $229 and the iPhone 6 sells for $129.  More

Iowa replaces drivers license with app

Iowa's Department of Transportation will experiment with issuing drivers licenses via an app.  More

Microsoft fights government search warrant

Microsoft is fighting a government search warrant seeking customer emails stored abroad in a case that could have far-reaching legal implications.  More

Burger King's controversial tax savings

Burger King could be spared at least $400 million from its U.S. tax bill over the next four years, according to the liberal group Americans for Tax Fairness.  More

Sherlock may come to life at new London theme park

Fancy a ride on the Sherlock roller coaster? Or how about a spin around the Top Gear teacups? These are some of the rides you might find at the BBC-inspired theme park currently in the works for London.  More

Oil drops below $60, but stocks still gain

Urban Outfitters and Staples led the rebound on Wall Street Thursday.  More

China's version of Tinder is worth $3 billion

Momo, a dating app that's compared to Tinder, enjoyed a 10% bump in its stock market debut.  More

Wall Street bets on Staples-Office Depot marriage

An activist investor revealed a stake in Staples, potentially laying the groundwork for a tie-up with Office Depot.  More

Peer-to-peer lending stock soars in IPO

Who needs banks? Investors are betting that peer-to-peer lending will usher in a loan revolution.  More

Hacking Keurigs for cheaper coffee

Keurigs can be hacked to brew coffee from any K-cup, according to  More

Is this photograph worth $6.5 million?

It's the most expensive photo ever and the Internet is buzzing over whether it was worth it.  More

1,000 S.F. airport workers on strike

Union urges anyone flying out of SFO to bring their own food, as striking workers are fighting a proposal that would increase their health care costs by $4,200 a year.  More

RadioShack's tale of woe gets worse

Electronics retailer RadioShack continues to struggle. It posted a huge loss and plunging sales. Cash is dwindling. But the CEO touted solid Black Friday sales and cost cutting plans.  More

Bringing down Sony was frighteningly easy

Hackers can break into any company, and the potential damage is real. Americans don't realize how vulnerable they are.  More

Microsoft begins accepting Bitcoin

Microsoft is the latest tech company to accept digital currency.  More

Torture report a best seller on Amazon

Best selling spy book on Amazon is the Kindle edition of the Senate's report on the CIA's torture program.  More

Want to get rich? Don't pay off your student loans

Paying the minimum on my student debt and investing my savings has made me tens of thousands of dollars.  More

Russia fights ruble crash with 5th rate rise

Russia has hiked interest rates for a fifth time this year, piling on the pain for its stagnating economy.  More

Giving up your U.S. passport? It's going to cost you

Thinking about bidding Uncle Sam goodbye? Not so fast. Renouncing your U.S. citizenship isn't cheap, and can result in enormous tax bills for decades to come.  More

Washington Post finds more holes in Rolling Stone article

Washington Post identifies new inconsistencies in the rape story told by Jackie, a University of Virginia student, in Rolling Stone magazine.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the U.S. open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Congress considering plan to allow pension cuts

More than a million current and retired truck drivers, construction workers and other union workers could see their pension benefits cut if Congress passes a proposal aimed at shoring up some of the nation's biggest pensions.  More

McDonald's is shrinking its menu

But don't worry, the Big Mac and Quarter-Qounder with Cheese aren't going anywhere.  More

Nick Denton steps down as Gawker president

In an over 4,000-word memo, Denton highlighted a return to blogging for Gawker  More

United flight attendants all get an iPhone 6!

But they're not for taking selfies. The phones will come loaded with safety information, replacing printed manuals.  More

Elizabeth Warren is really angry about Dodd-Frank change

Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against a compromise in the government funding bill that she says undermines protections established after the financial crisis.  More

Next Bond movie is WAY over budget

The next James Bond movie -- "Spectre" -- is massively over budget and on track to be one of the most expensive films ever made, costing more than $300 million.  More

California prosecutors sue Uber for misleading customers

California prosecutors allege that Uber charges misleading fees and makes false claims about the quality of its background checks.  More

Cheap gas is akin to a $60 billion tax cut

The dramatic fall of gas prices is pumping up the U.S. economy. Retailers are especially giddy.  More

Sony hack: Spider-Man role at Marvel discussed

According to leaked emails, Sony almost let Spider-Man join Marvel's Avengers.  More

Hallmark pulls 'swastika' gift wrap

Hallmark apologized, days after a customer complained that a roll of wrapping paper had the Nazi symbol woven into the design.  More

Another Democrat joins fight against Treasury pick

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen teams up with Elizabeth Warreen against Antonio Weiss, a Wall Street insider who is Obama's Under Secretary of Domestic Finance nominee.  More

After 20 years, editor of The Guardian steps down

Alan Rusbridger was vital in the newspaper coverage of the Edward Snowden and U.S. embassy leaks.  More

David Letterman's last show announced, clearing way for Colbert

CBS noted that Letterman is the 'longest-tenured' late night host at more than 32 years.  More

'Google tax' targets Big Tech

The U.K. and Australia are moving to introduce new legislation to force tax-dodging multinationals to pay their fair share.  More

36 coolest gadgets of 2014

Innovation was alive and well in 2014, as dozens of new gadgets gave us something to smile and think about.  More

Top Twitter moments of 2014: Celebrities, social activism, sports

Twitter has released its list of the events and personalities that attracted the most attention this year on the social network.  More

Is the doughnut fad over? Krispy Kreme flops

Krispy Kreme fell after disappointing results. And it's been a tough year for Dunkin'. Doughnut stocks have a lot of holes in them.  More

3 things Wall St. doesn't want you to know

The financial crisis exposed many secrets, but here are the key ones investors should know.  More

Goodbye to USA Today Weekend

Sunday newspaper magazines are shrinking away.  More

3 reasons why Greek turmoil matters

Political turmoil in Greece has sent investors packing and raises this question for the rest of the world: should we be worried too?  More

6 ugly stocks that look sexy in 2015

It may be time to give these stocks a second chance. They lagged the market in 2014, but look pretty attractive going forward.  More

Wounded OPEC to feel more pain next year

OPEC expect to lose more market share next year, meaning even deeper pain for its high cost producers such as Iran and Venezuela.  More
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