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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails....
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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business....
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Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future

MIAMI (AP) -- One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action....
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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack....
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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete....
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Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona....
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Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes

GAIL, Texas (AP) -- The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state....
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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the 346-million dollar cut of the IRS' budget was warranted, in retaliation for past misdeeds or both? <More Info>

Warranted:
In Retaliation:
Both:
Warranted:
80%
Both:
14%
In Retaliation:
7%
Total Votes: 17,733

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Sony Pictures did the right thing by canceling the release of the movie?

No:
66%
Yes:
34%
Total Votes: 14,331