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AP Business Headlines
ATLANTA (AP) -- What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....
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....
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....
ATLANTA (AP) -- Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment....
      
Wall Street Journal Headlines
Retailers’ answer to the threat of Amazon.com is something called ‘omnichannel’—an attempt to use one set of inventory and assets to fill all orders. Wal-Mart, Macy’s and Target are relying on the approach more heavily than ever this holiday season.
The Game: Amazon and Wal-Mart have long been America’s main conduits for cheap, mass-produced goods from China’s factory floors. But who needs stores anymore? You can buy direct, writes Dennis Berman.
Without being asked, Toledo, Ohio, is putting together incentives to help it remain the home of the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with deep economic and emotional ties to the area, in a sign of how cities aggressively offer aid to corporations.
The White House is walking a fine line in its search for a response to North Korea’s apparent hack of Sony Pictures, a breach that doesn’t align with the scenarios laid out in the government’s contingency plans for cyberattacks.
If the Obama administration’s move to normalize ties with Cuba does lead to an end to the U.S. embargo, it could reignite battles over the U.S. rights to sell two of the island’s most prized exports: cigars and rum.
      
CNNMoney Headlines
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After a brutal start to the month, the Dow surges 420 points for its best day in over three years
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.
The shale boom has been a blessing, but tumbling oil prices are casting a shadow over the state.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
The private equity firm Westbrook Partners has thrown in the towel and says it will sell the New Era Estate, a London housing block whose tenants protested its plans to raise rents.






Over three dozen states have at least one insurer offering individual plans outside the government exchanges, but they aren’t eligible for financial help.






The disposal is the latest move for Xerox, which has been transformed under the leadership of Ursula Burns from a company best known for making bulky photocopiers into a provider of various business services.






A flourishing industry pairs plaintiffs’ lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies, which has set off a competition between trial lawyers and corporate lobbyists to influence these officials.






The comments by the Federal Reserve open-market committee continue to push stock prices higher.






      
USA Today Business Headlines
In a span of two days, the Dow has gone from down on its luck, to a nearly 600-point gain.
     
 
 
Fed boost lifts S&P 500 2.4%.
     
 
 
The IPO market is raging at its best clip since the dot-com boom
     
 
 
The choices aren't always exciting but they're financially wise
     
 
 
Experts offer retirees and pre-retirees tips on having a healthier, wealthier New Year.
     
 
 
      
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