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Unless you're making an active decision to disconnect this holiday season, you've probably seen a flood of Facebook "Year In Review" posts - a sort of digital card highlighting the biggest moments of 2014, algorithmically customized for each user.
Google's decision to distribute The Interview on YouTube this week is far more than a defense of free speech. It is a calculated business move that aims to propel the video site from the go-to place for free videos of dancing cats and Korean pop stars to a source for Hollywood-grade films that viewers will pay to see, industry analysts said.
It was 2006 when Joy Stocke and Kimberly Nagy did the unthinkable: They essentially converted the highly regarded literary magazine the Bucks County Writer - founded in 1998 and published by the Writers Room of Bucks County - to an online journal.
In the Region Agency: $28M to exit swaps The South Jersey Transportation Authority will use $28 million of a $129.6 million bond issue to terminate...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.
Natural gas slumped below $3 per one million British thermal units in New York City for the first time since 2012, on speculation that record production will overwhelm demand for the heating fuel.
Wall Street's "Santa Claus" rally kept delivering gifts a day after Christmas. The Dow Jones industrial average, Standard & Poor's 500 index, and Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks closed at all-time highs Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tesla Motors says improvements it's making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.
A group of 45 Philadelphia taxi companies filed suit in federal court Tuesday alleging that Uber, the app-based taxi enterprise, is waging unfair competition against medallion owners who must operate under state laws and regulations.
A few years back, right around Christmas, I got a surprise in the mail that was anything but a gift: a speeding ticket from a town right outside Washington in Montgomery County, Md. My crime: going 38 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone.
The Street: If you have your eye on a specific job or are just planning to mount an aggressive job search campaign, it's time to start planning.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rejuvenating the economy figured prominently in the first Clinton's presidential campaign and could form the foundation of the next one's.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Cabinet approved 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus Saturday for the ailing economy, pledging to get growth back on track and restore the country's precarious public finances.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.
U.S. financial markets notched modest gains Friday after a quiet, post-holiday day of trading. The gains nudged the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to all-time highs. Utilities stocks were among the biggest gainers, while energy stocks declined as oil prices fell.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
NEW YORK (AP) - Christmas came on time this year for most people.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tesla Motors says improvements it's making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) - Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in.
Independence Blue Cross on Friday disclosed a data breach affecting 12,500 of its more than 2.5 million members. Unlike most high-profile cases of personal data loss, such as the one at Target stores last year affecting 70 million people, the IBC case did not involve computers.

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