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whitehouse-121814.jpg Calling the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment a national security matter, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday the administration is currently weighing options for responding to the cyber-attack.
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rubio-121814.jpg Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama's plan to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and continued to bash the president in an op-ed piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
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UKretailsales-121814.jpgU.K. retail sales growth accelerated unexpectedly in November as consumers boosted their spending on "Black Friday" a day after Thanksgiving, marking the start of the holiday season. Retail sales volume including automotive fuel increased 1.6 percent from October, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. This was the biggest monthly rise since last December.
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The use of a low glycemic index diet may not be linked with improved metabolism, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. For the study the researchers enrolled 163 overweight adults into one of four different groups for a customized diet. Those who followed a low-glycemic index, low-carbohydrate diet didn't show any specific metabolic improvements.
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The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday snapped the five-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 835 points or 4 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 22,830-point plateau, and now the market draws another firm start on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...
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Industrial products manufacturer Actuant Corp. on Thursday reported a 32 percent decline in profit for the first quarter from last year, reflecting lower sales in its engineered solutions segment and a litigation charge. Both adjusted earnings and quarterly sales missed analysts' expectations. Looking ahead, the company lowered its fiscal 2015 outlook.
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After a few weekends of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" landing at number one at the box office, Ridley Scott's biblical drama "Exodus: Gods and Kings" should easily be the top overall draw this weekend, with Christian Bale starring in the 3,300-theater release from distributor Fox.
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The former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been expelled from the Communist Party of China or CPC and prosecutors have opened an investigation into his suspected crimes and decided to arrest him, the official Xinhua News Agency reported citing a government statement. Zhou's expulsion from the CPC...
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