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Hollywood's hacking pains are bigger than movie leaks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it's street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Now cybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk....

The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her right glitters a diamond-and-gold brooch....

Fox's James Murdoch slams Trump's Charlottesville response
NEW YORK (AP) -- The CEO of 21st Century Fox denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reaction to the deadly violence surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia....

11 US states added jobs in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states....

Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House adviser Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering America's possibly generation-defining question about China's emerging superpower status - but his call for an "economic war" puts him far outside the mainstream....

China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government is moving to curb domestic companies' investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms....

Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul
NEW YORK (AP) -- "These are the times that try men's souls," was written more than two centuries ago, but given events this week, they could have popped up in any blog or tweet in recent days....

A sports rout on Wall Street
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak....

Technology companies lead as US stocks turn higher
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are slightly higher Friday after they wiped away an early loss. Energy companies are rising with oil prices and banks are up in tandem with bond yields and interest rates. Technology companies are up as well, but sporting goods makers and retailers continue to take sharp losses after investors did not like what they heard from Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports. Stocks are coming off their biggest loss in three months....

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