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  • The Navy SEAL marksman drama starring Bradley Cooper stayed in first place in its second weekend in wide release, earning $64.6 million. 1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $64,628,304, 3,705 locations, $17,444 average, $200,400,417, 5 weeks. 2. "The Boy Next Door," Universal, $14,910,105, 2,602 locations, $5,730 average, $14,910,105, 1 week.

  • HONG KONG— Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company brought it back online by mid-afternoon in...

  • HONG KONG— Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for Islamic State group. The Lizard Squad group last year claimed it was behind attacks on Sony's online PlayStation network and Microsoft's Xbox site. In August, it also tweeted to American Airlines...

  • The film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper as a Navy Seal sharpshooter, has now taken in more than $200 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters since opening wide on Jan. 16. But audiences continued to flock to see Eastwood's big hit, "American Sniper," which Warner Bros, the Time Warner Inc unit that released the film, has called a "...

  • 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    The total haul for the Warner Bros. film now stands at $200.1 million. "American Sniper" also earned an additional $17.6 million in 16 international territories, including Australia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. "We've never quite seen anything like this at this time of year," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • *Internet governance hot topic at World Economic Forum. The issue is a hot topic at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, and the forum is seeking to provide a platform for debate over ways to maintain an open, cross-border Web in the face of pressures for national regulation. A 2014 report by the Boston Consulting Group estimated the Internet economy will be...

  • Sony to delay Q3 results after hacking Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:39 AM ET

    Sony Corp said it was delaying the official submission of its third-quarter results due to the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Sony Corp said it was delaying the official submission of its third-quarter results due to the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which debilitated network systems at the Hollywood studio. Sony said it will still hold a news conference on Feb. 4, the originally scheduled date of its results announcement, to give updated financial...

  • *Yaskawa jumps after raising profit, dividend forecasts. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near three-week high on Friday morning as risk sentiment was buoyed after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to help revive the region's economy and stave off deflation. ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would...

  • These are the days traders live for: Kenny Polcari Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi addresses an ECB news conference in Frankfurt January 22, 2015.

    So Draghi and the ECB finally delivered on "Whatever it takes." These are the kind of days traders live for!, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Asian stocks rose amid a choppy session on Thursday as the market digested hopes that the ECB will launch an aggressive stimulus package today.

  • These stocks are big State of the Union winners Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    While most of the initiatives mentioned in the State of the Union speech face large partisan headwinds, both parties should rally behind one statement.

  • Box office top 20: 'American Sniper' hits $107 million Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $107,007,215, 3,555 locations, $30,100 average, $110,431,993, 4 weeks. 2. "Paddington," The Weinstein Co., $25,494,139, 3,303 locations, $7,718 average, $25,494,139, 1 week. 3. "The Wedding Ringer," Sony, $24,042,152, 3,003 locations, $8,006 average, $24,042,152, 1 week.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 20- "The Interview," the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyber attack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp's entertainment arm, called the $40 million mark "a significant milestone" for the studio's...

  • Sears Canada goes after Target employees Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:54 PM ET

    Sears Canada's latest offer is aimed not at customers, but at the soon-to-be unemployed workers of Target Canada. In response, Sears Canada is encouraging Target Canada employees to apply for jobs at its company. Beginning this week, Sears Canada will post information online about job fairs, hold a meet-and-greet for Target head-office employees and even...

  • NEW YORK— Digital sales for "The Interview" are up to $40 million, putting the release on track to eclipse "Bridesmaids" as the biggest online release. In a statement Tuesday, Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton called the total "a significant milestone." While record-breaking, the digital release of "The Interview" means Sony will struggle to break even on...

  • Obama takes on cybersecurity, but will it help? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama's proposed cybersecurity policy, if passed, may not address the fundamental threat to businesses and consumers.

  • Before you start thinking up a new password, you may want to start thinking about upping its complexity from a pet’s name.

  • Here’s what helped Sony’s hackers break in Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    A sign outside Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, Calif., December 19, 2014.

    The hackers behind the Sony attack exploited a previously undisclosed software vulnerability that gave them unfettered access, Re/code reports.

  • Ebola, air disasters hit public trust in institutions Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Office buildings in New York

    A rash of unforeseen events in 2014 has left trust in global institutions at six-year lows, according to a survey.