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N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
NEW YORK (AP) -- The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business....

US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers....

Ford expands drivers air bag recall nationwide
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S....

Why the Fed thinks US economy still needs its help
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you didn't know about the lingering damage from the Great Recession, the U.S. economy would appear remarkably strong....

Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover....

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet....

US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations....

Fed rate wording boosts world stock markets
World stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates....

Kraft Foods CEO to retire; Cahill named successor
NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successor....

Vegas hotelier faces gambling commission scrutiny
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The man who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions from gambling regulators for the second time this month about his cocaine use and questionable business dealings....

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US-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers, energy and travel firms

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