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AP Top Business News At 10:37 a.m. EST

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism....

Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger....

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from moguls to makeup artists takes stock of the scandal and how it could affect their jobs....

Unemployment rates fell in 41 US states last month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in 41 U.S. states in November and were unchanged in six more, reflecting healthy job gains across the country....

US stocks open mostly higher after a two-day rally
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates....

Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down
NEW YORK (AP) -- Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts' estimates....

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island....

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off....

Hungary official says disputed Internet tax plan 'dead'
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A Hungarian official says a plan to tax Internet use, which provoked huge protests, "is dead and will never come back to life."...

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