Sony Pulls Korea Film; U.S. Blames Pyongyang for Hack

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Sony Pictures canceled the planned release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence against theaters. U.S. officials concluded North Korea was behind the broad cyberattack on the firm.

Xavier Niel to Buy Orange Switzerland

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France’s Xavier Niel has agreed to buy Orange Switzerland from Apax Partners in a deal worth $2.8 billion, as the French technology entrepreneur continues to expand his telecom assets across Europe.

Drahi Sets Sights on French Weekly

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Franco-Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi is lining up to bid for French weekly magazine L’Express, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling his rising interest in the media business.

AbbVie Pins Hopes on Hepatitis C Treatment

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AbbVie is hoping for regulatory approval this month of its first significant new drug product in a decade: a multidrug regimen for the liver disease hepatitis C. AbbVie currently relies on just one drug to generate 63% of its revenue: the anti-inflammatory drug Humira.

Fed Sets Stage for Rate Hikes

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The Federal Reserve took a delicate step toward raising short-term interest rates in 2015, but at the same time exposed its skittishness about signaling a historic move away from easy-money policies.

Russian Controls Would Risk Capital Chaos

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Heard on the Street: The ruble’s slide has sparked talk of Moscow introducing capital controls—which could worsen the crisis.

EU Considers Uber's Request to Block French Taxi Law

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The EU is considering Uber’s latest legal maneuver to block a new French law that could upend how the company operates.

Amazon Confirms Rollout of One-Hour Delivery Service

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Amazon on Thursday launched a new service in Manhattan to deliver daily essentials such as shampoo, paper towels and toys within an hour.

N.Y. Attorney General Orders Retailers to Stop Selling Realistic Toy Guns

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Retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Kmart allegedly sold too-realistic toy guns online to New York residents, according to cease-and-desist letters sent by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

NYSE Plan Would Revamp Trading

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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is pushing a major overhaul of the U.S. stock market aimed at helping exchanges reclaim their role at the center of trading.

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