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  • *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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea may be high after the hack attack on Sony Pictures late last year, but the upcoming 28th Pyongyang marathon in April is expected to attract more westerners than ever.

  • NEW YORK— Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's " Grand Budapest Hotel," which made $59.1 million in its entire run. "It's become a cultural phenomenon," said Dan Fellman, head...

  • Chinese shares tumbled on Monday due to a sharp selloff in the financial and property sectors, while Wall Street's lead boosted the rest of Asia.

  • NSA 'tapped N. Korean networks' before Sony attack Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 3:32 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Evidence gathered about N. Korea proved critical in President Obama accusing the country of ordering the cyberattack on Sony. The NYT reports.

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Japan's Nikkei share average crawled back from a 2-1/ 2- month low on Monday morning as U.S. stocks rebounded after strong economic data buoyed sentiment, while the weaker yen helped exporters rise. Bucking the strength, Sharp Corp dived 9.1 percent to 229 yen, the lowest since December 2012, after the Nikkei business daily reported that the company is...

  • Eastwood's 'Sniper' targets US box office record Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led N. American box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution at the Time Warner Inc. unit Warner Bros., which distributed "American Sniper," said it had become "an instant cultural...