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  • LOS ANGELES— Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Included in the latest breach are emails from Sony Pictures co-chair and CEO Michael Lynton, as well as specific threats against patrons of the comedy, which depicts an assassination attempt against North...

  • *Indexes: Dow down 0.7 pct, S&P down 0.9 pct, Nasdaq down 1.2 pct. NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks fell for a third day in a volatile session Tuesday, led by declines in consumer discretionary and technology shares, while another drop in the Russian rouble added to worries about the global economy. People buy stocks that have done well so you get this bump up, "said Daniel Morgan,...

  • FedEx truck crashes in Georgia, spills packages Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    FORSYTH, Ga.— A FedEx truck crash along a Georgia interstate sent packages spilling all over the highway just nine days before Christmas. A FedEx truck also overturned in New Jersey on Monday, one of the company's busiest shipping days of the year. FedEx spokeswoman Connie Avery says customers with questions on their shipments should track their packages online,...

  • Where Christmas is most loved—and hated—in the US Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders during game in Atlanta.

    Every part of the U.S. loves Christmas, but one region loves it more than anywhere else.

  • Mortgage deal monitor: Ocwen review may be flawed Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The monitor overseeing a national mortgage settlement said Tuesday that Ocwen Financial Corp., one of the biggest U.S. servicers of home loans, has produced unreliable information about its business practices. Joseph Smith, who is monitoring banks' and mortgage servicers' compliance with the $25 billion settlement over foreclosure abuses, said...

  • Watchdog: 1-year delay possible at Ga. nuke plant Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    An analyst working for Georgia's utility regulators has estimated a one-day delay would cost $2 million for Georgia Power, whose customers ultimately pay the utility's construction costs. Georgia Power never endorsed the $2 million- per-day estimate. "Benefits may be delayed, but they don't disappear with a schedule extension," Georgia Power spokesman Brian...

  • Coca-Cola outlook for 2015 is short of target Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    The Atlanta- based company, which also makes Sprite, Powerade and Vitaminwater, has been struggling with declining soda consumption in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Coca-Cola has said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year to boost its performance, with much of the savings being reinvested into marketing. The world's largest beverage maker also said...

  • Why oil is down by half, what it means for you Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    To put that in perspective, that increase alone is more than the production of any OPEC member other than Saudi Arabia. A balance was struck: Increasing supplies from outside of OPEC and from Iraq's recovering oil industry helped meet rising demand around the world as other OPEC supplies waivered. But now those OPEC supplies look more certain despite...

  • 14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grants Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to jump-start new approaches to poverty, public safety, job growth and other issues, the foundation announced Monday. Winners range in size from Centennial, Colorado,...

  • Google researching use of color in business Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding. Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the U.S.-based organization built around the popular search engine, says Google is still early in its research but has already found "a clear link between color...

  • Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration's new immigration policy. The Senate passed the bill on a day Democrats launched a drive to confirm two dozen of Obama's stalled nominees to...

  • Judge rejects bid to delay Tracy Morgan lawsuit Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    NEWARK, New Jersey— Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey. The ruling came on a motion by Kevin Roper, the driver of the Wal-Mart truck authorities say slammed into the back of Morgan's limo van on the New Jersey Turnpike in June. Roper, of Georgia, isn't named as a defendant but is facing criminal...

  • DETROIT, Dec 12- Chrysler Group is expanding its U.S. recall of older-model vehicles with Takata Corp passenger-side air bags, adding a second inflator design to the recall and more affected regions. The company said no accidents or injuries in any of its vehicles have been linked to any Takata passenger-side inflators. Chrysler was one of 10 automakers who...

  • Chrysler expands air bag recall Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    It's part of a growing problem worldwide with air bag inflators made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp.. At first Chrysler agreed to replace passenger air bag inflators in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new boundaries are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and five U.S. territories.

  • Music producer Dupri's mansion in foreclosure Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    ATLANTA— According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion. Fulton County public records show the property is valued at nearly $3.7 million. Dupri has produced hits for artists including Usher and Mariah Carey, and had a seven-year relationship with singer Janet Jackson.

  • Pulitzer-winning photojournalist dies in Liberia Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Photojournalist Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who recently captured compelling images of Ebola patients and their caretakers, died in Liberia while on assignment for The Washington Post. Du Cille won two Pulitzer Prizes as a photographer with the Miami Herald in the 1980 s and shared a third in 2008 as a reporter with the Post—...

  • Coca-Cola adds 2 new board members Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The Coca-Cola Co. on Thursday named two new directors to its board, increasing the size of its board to 17.. The Atlanta- based beverage company said that it has elected Marc Bolland and David Weinberg, effective Feb. 18. Bolland, 55, is CEO of retailer Marks& Spencer Group PLC.

  • Studies: Progesterone fails to help brain injuries Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Giving people with fresh traumatic brain injuries the hormone progesterone does no good, two major studies have found. Brain injuries account for more than 2 million hospitalizations or emergency room visits each year in the United States and often cause major disabilities. In one, funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by doctors at Emory...

  • Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ATLANTA— If you were naughty this year, you might end up with something big and boring, like a vacuum cleaner. If you were good, you might ask for one of these little high-tech gems instead. Within minutes, I was watching Netflix and playing "Angry Birds" on large walls throughout my house, with no power cords in sight.

  • 'Driving while black' apps give tips for police stops Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:09 AM ET

    "Do not reach for your phone when you are talking to police," stressed Melvin Oden-Orr, one of two Portland lawyers creating the app. The app is coming to market as protesters around the country keep attention on instances of deadly encounters with police in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. And last month, American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in four...