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  • Fears that an interest rate hike in the United States is imminent drove Asian stock markets outside Shanghai lower on Monday.

  • Fresh off Oscar wins, these films are flying high Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture for 'Birdman' attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

    Despite declining viewership, the Academy Awards still stands as one of Hollywood's most effective box office tools.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 8- Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" and "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn added up to a weekend to forget at the U.S. box office. Going into the weekend, Sony Pictures was aiming for a debut of roughly $15 million and some analysts expected the film could hit $20 million. "There's been a glut of R-rated movies starting from the first of the year," said Rory...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 8- Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" and "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn added up to a weekend to forget at the U.S. box office. Going into the weekend, Sony Pictures was aiming for a debut of roughly $15 million and some analysts expected the film could hit $20 million. "There's been a glut of R-rated movies starting from the first of the year," said Rory...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 6- Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged with running a massive cyberfraud ring that stole 1 billion email addresses, then sent spam offering knockoff software products, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. That high-profile 2011 attack was followed by a wave of customer notifications from Epsilon clients,...

  • Watch out! 7 Household items that may spy on you Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Hello Barbie

    Privacy experts warn that with so many microphones and cameras in homes, outsiders could have more insight into your life than you know.

  • *Japan Display confirms new plant, source says for Apple. TOKYO, March 6- Loss-making Sharp Corp has asked a domestic corporate turnaround fund to invest up to $250 million in capital- aid which would come on top of plans to tap its two main lenders for a second major bailout, a source said on Friday. Weak sales of smartphone screens in China, aggravated by an unexpected...

  • TOKYO, March 6- Loss-making Sharp Corp has asked a domestic corporate turnaround fund to invest up to $250 million in capital- aid which would come on top of plans to tap its two main lenders for a second major bailout, the Nikkei business daily reported. Hit by a supply glut of smartphone screens in China and fierce competition from rival Japan Display Inc that...

  • Short seller bets against GoPro as market heats up Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    A GoPro Hero 4 camera is displayed at the 2015 International CES in January.

    John Fichthorn says its time to short GoPro as competitors begin to undercut the market leader by offering products for "a fraction of the price."

  • TOKYO, March 5- Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp meets its main banks on Thursday in an effort to secure its second major bailout since 2012, betting they will have little choice but to pay up despite their call for more drastic overhauls. Sharp Chief Executive Kozo Takahashi will meet officials from Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi...

  • Pot smell delays Pascal's office move: Report Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:09 PM ET
    File photo: A gate to the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio complex.

    Amy Pascal is looking to set to settle into her new gig as on-the-lot producer, but the move has reportedly gotten clouded.

  • Don't want to be spied on? You need these phones Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    GranitePhone

    Smartphone makers are launching a slew of privacy-centric devices in a bid to take advantage of users' concerns about being spied on by governments.

  • Indian shares led gains in Asia Wednesday after a surprise rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, while the rest of the region traded mixed.

  • Netflix for video games? Nvidia hopes so Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    The Nvidia Shield Android tablet.

    Nvidia announced the Nvidia Shield, an Android based set-top box, the latest in a series of consumer product launches from the company.

  • Sony sets early 2016 launch date for VR headset Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:06 PM ET

    Sony announced that Project Morpheus – a virtual reality headset exclusively for the PlayStation 4 – will be available to consumers in the first half of 2016.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Australian shares fell below the flatline on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised most market watchers by holding back on further easing.

  • Watch out GoPro, Xiaomi’s coming for you Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:49 PM ET

    After shaking up the global smartphone industry with its low-cost handsets, Xiaomi is moving on to its next target: the action camera market.

  • TOKYO, March 3- Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what would be its second bailout in three years despite extensive restructuring. Fierce competition from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co as well as cheaper Chinese makers has hammered Japan's...

  • Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note, as an interest rate cut in China on Saturday offset a weaker finish on Wall Street last week.

  • Has Sony got its groove back? Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:10 AM ET

    Sony has shown a "return to form", analysts told CNBC, after the Japanese electronics giant unveiled a slim tablet and mid-range smartphone.