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  • LOS ANGELES— The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea. While North Korea forces have frequently been depicted as the adversary in games, such as " Tom...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell. 6 percent to $8.02 with 28,386,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $111.78 with 75,717,300 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell. 8 percent to $9.99 with 30,981,500 shares traded.

  • Where would Cisco (and its CEO) be without her? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Debbie Gross and John Chambers.

    Few people in tech worked harder over the past 24 years than Debbie Gross. She's executive assistant to John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco.

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- The head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the Japanese electronic group's video gaming division, said holiday sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in Europe were so strong that it was fighting to keep up with demand. "If I look at Europe I think it is potentially, for the second year running, going to be quite inventory challenged," Sony Computer...

  • In the end, the deal survived only after Taser dropped Amazon.com Inc as the data storage provider for the year-long project. The fact that Amazon did not have a data center in Britain was a deal breaker for British officials, according to Taser. The case is an example of the challenges that Amazon faces as it works to expand its cloud computing business, known as...

  • Investors say 'bye,' but not 'ciao,' to stock pickers Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stock pickers might as well wear a scarlet "A." "Active management" is becoming more of a taboo when it comes to mutual funds. Bill Miller, for example, became famous for guiding his fund at Legg Mason to better returns than the Standard& Poor's 500 index for 15 straight years.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- A judge on Thursday said she would require consumers suing Google over its Android smartphone operating system to submit more factual details in order for an antitrust lawsuit to proceed, at a time when the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure. The lawsuit filed earlier this year says Google Inc requires Android...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 4.0 percent to $8.07 with 39,856,900 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 3.0 percent to $112.65 with 56,867,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 3.1 percent to $27.65 with 33,984,700 shares traded.

  • Montana ex-billionaire jailed for contempt Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    BUTTE, Mont.— Embattled real estate mogul Tim Blixseth was taken away in handcuffs on Thursday after a federal judge ordered the onetime billionaire jailed until he accounts for millions of dollars he owes his creditors. The incarceration of the 64- year-old Blixseth marks a dramatic turn in his six-year legal struggle against accusations that he illegally...

  • LONDON/ HELSINKI, Dec 18- Two of Europe's top three remaining telecommunications equipment companies, Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent, have revived talks on a possible merger, Germany's Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing company sources. Shares in Alcatel rose 8 percent following the report. Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia have held on-again,...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 18- Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities. The hearing in San Jose, California, federal court is over the lawsuit filed by two smartphone consumers who say...

  • MGM Resorts and FedEx are big market movers Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. MGM Resorts International, down 84 cents to $18.01. FedEx Corp., down $6.48 to $167.78.

  • IBM says cloud business enjoying "breakthrough year" Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 17- IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough year" in 2014 for its cloud computing business. IBM has quadrupled the number of cloud data facilities it offers around the world to 49 in...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. rose 9.2 percent to $8.41 with 23,528,100 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 2.5 percent to $109.41 with 52,068,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 8 percent to $26.81 with 35,803,200 shares traded.

  • Midday Movers: Carnival, Chevron, Netflix & more Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • *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,...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    3. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 5. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • Midday movers: Chevron, Crocs, JetBlue & more Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 6.4 percent to $7.70 with 33,288,200 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $106.75 with 58,756,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $26.59 with 35,914,700 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Dec 15- Corporate lobbyists, news organizations and academics joined forces with Microsoft Corp on Monday in the software company's legal battle with the U.S. government over access to customer data stored overseas. The diverse set of interests filed briefs with a federal appeals court in New York, urging it to reverse a judge's order that...