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  • Rep. Brad Sherman, Financial Services Cmte., (D) California, discusses Sony's decision to pull "The Interview" and the role the US should play in these kinds of cases.

  • President Barack Obama speaking at the end of the year press conference in the White House, Washington, December 19, 2014.

    "I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake," Obama said of Sony's decision.

  • Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    Obama said during a press conference Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in dropping "The Interview." This was their decision, " Sony said in a statement. Sony insists it has only cancelled the Christmas Day release and that it has been "actively surveying alternatives" to release the film on a different platform.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a dictator trying to impose censorship in the United States. Obama said the cyberattack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that the company should...

  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    GENEVA— Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he was prepared to make himself an...

  • Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama' s remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview":. We stand by our director members Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and hope that a way can be found to distribute the film by some means, to demonstrate that our industry is not...

  • President Barack Obama on Friday said Sony Pictures "made a mistake" in pulling the satirical film "The Interview" after suffering a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea. Obama made the remarks after the Federal Bureau of Investigation said North Korea was behind the cyberattack over the film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader...

  • US considers adding N Korea back on terror list Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Security guards at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, December 11, 2014.

    The FBI says an investigation has found information to confirm North Korea's involvement in the Sony cyberattack.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- President Barack Obama vowed that the United States will respond to the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures blamed on the North Korean government. Obama said the cyberattack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that he believed the company made a mistake in canceling the release of "The Interview," a comedy portraying the assassination of...

  • The destructive nature of the attack, and threats from the hackers that led the Hollywood studio to pull a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, set it apart from previous cyber intrusions, the FBI said. "As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has...

  • Did Russia, North Korea change the market game? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 1, 2014.

    Some big news this week, including Russia and North Korea. Did any change the game for the market? NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari weighs in.

  • Despite miss, BlackBerry is gaining momentum: CEO Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen shows future models of the new Blackberry Classic smartphone during a launch event for in New York, December 17, 2014.

    BlackBerry reported disappointing hardware sales, but CEO John Chen said the prospects for the BES12 software business are good.

  • Midday movers: Sony, IBM, Red Hat & More Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Some of Friday midday movers:

  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Even though law enforcement didn't deem the threats of violence credible at the time, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater. "President Barack Obama said Friday that it was a mistake for Sony to scrap the film, and he wished executives had consulted with him first. Some Hollywood notables,...

  • NEW YORK— Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form." The FBI said in a statement it has enough evidence to conclude that North Korea was behind the punishing breach, which resulted in the disclosure of tens of...

  • Hacker's make new demands on Sony  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports hackers have sent a new message to Sony warning them never to release the movie "The Interview."

  • Sen. Dodd speaks out on Sony attack  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    Sen. Dodd is calling the Sony hack a "despicable act" and a situation that is larger than a movie's release, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. Sony said it had had no choice but to cancel distribution of the movie...

  • AP NewsAlert Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Obama: Sony "made a mistake" in canceling Christmas release of film in face of NKorea threats.