Santa Was Good to Retailers This Year

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American shoppers may have delivered a welcome Christmas present to retailers: the best holiday sales growth in three years.

A Free-Speech Pitch for 'The Interview'

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About 300 small, niche theaters are showing the movie “The Interview,” which was yanked by Sony last week after big theater chains refused to play in due to a terrorist threat.

Sony Releases 'The Interview' Online

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Sony Pictures began distributing “The Interview” online through a Sony website as well as services from Google and Microsoft.

Takata President Steps Down Over Recalls

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Takata said President Stefan Stocker is stepping down after expansive recalls of the Japanese company’s air bags. The chairman and chief executive will take over as president.

Uber CEO Indicted in Seoul

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South Korean prosecutors have indicted Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick and his Korean partners for violating a public-transport law.

After the Wave, Thai Boom Comes to Shore

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In the rebuild frenzy that followed the 2004 tsunami in southern Thailand, sea gypsies and other squatters find that land where they have lived for generations isn’t really theirs.

One Banker's Big Deal: College Basketball Scholarships

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Citigroup’s top energy banker spent a decade grooming some of Houston’s most talented basketball players, many from less-privileged backgrounds. Now, the payoff: Several are drawing notice on leading college teams.

Jeb Bush to Step Down From Tenet Board

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Jeb Bush will resign from Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s board effective Dec. 31, the hospital operator said Wednesday.

Real Estate Developer Blixseth Released From Jail

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Real estate developer Tim Blixseth is spending Christmas Eve with his family after an appellate court ordered his release from jail.

A Decimated U.S. Industry Pulls Up Its Socks

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Sock manufacturing is making a modest comeback in the U.S., helped by more efficient machines, tepid wage growth and retailers’ desire to give more shelf space to U.S.-made products.

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