Daily Intel

Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, mega pop group AKB48 topped headlines online instead. While American journalists have extensively covered the fallout from the unprecedented Sony...
Dec 22, 2014 | 12:22 PM
Starbucks sees big Christmas Eve sales in gift cards
Last year, more than 2 million cards were sold on Christmas Eve. This year, the company expects to sell even more as people race to get their holiday shopping done.
Dec 22, 2014 | 11:22 AM
FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment
Without proper treatment, up to 30 percent of those people will eventually develop cirrhosis, an advanced liver disease in which excessive alcohol, fat and other substances kill off liver cells, causing scarring of the liver tissue. For decades,...
Dec 22, 2014 | 11:22 AM
Air China plans to buy mix of 60 Boeing 737, MAX jets
China’s largest carrier will buy a mix of 60 current 737s and the new MAX model of the jet from Boeing with a list price of about $6 billion.
Dec 22, 2014 | 11:22 AM
US regulators close small Minnesota bank
BankVista, based in Sartell, Minnesota, agreed to assume all of Northern Star Bank's deposits and to purchase essentially all of the failed bank's assets.
Dec 22, 2014 | 10:22 AM
Kocherlakota warns Fed of 'unacceptable' risk
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of three Fed officials who dissented in the Fed's policy decision this week is warning that the central bank is taking an "unacceptable" risk by not paying more attention to the dangers posed by low inflation. Kocherlakota is...
Dec 22, 2014 | 9:22 AM
2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed. Even though law...
Dec 22, 2014 | 9:22 AM
Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach
The office supply retailer announced in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of retailers recently hit by cyberattacks. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based company is offering free identity...
Dec 22, 2014 | 9:22 AM
Gulf Arabs may cut back on spending as oil prices drop
Gulf leaders say they’re aware of tougher times ahead after oil prices dropped by almost 50 percent in the past six months.
Dec 22, 2014 | 9:22 AM
Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?
Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.
Dec 22, 2014 | 9:22 AM