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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.

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.

LeadingIndicator-121814.jpg Signaling continued moderate growth through the winter, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators increased in line with estimates in the month of November.

PhiladelphiaFed-121814.jpg While the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing a continued increase in regional manufacturing activity in the month of December, the pace of growth in the sector slowed substantially.

JoblessClaims-121814.jpg Initial jobless claims in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a modest decrease in the week ended December 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The Labor Department said jobless claims slipped to 289,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level of 295,000.

Sony-Interview-121814.jpg The terrorists, in this case, have won. In an unprecedented move that may have far-reaching cultural and political effects, Sony Pictures has scrapped the release of "The Interview." The plot of the film, a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, revolves around a fictional assassination...

Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced today. F-35 heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade capabilities will...

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that at President Barack Obama's request, he has asked his team to initiate a review of the United States' designation of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. In a statement Wednesday after Obama announced plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba,...

Obama25-121714.jpg Arguing that efforts to isolate Cuba have failed to advance U.S. interests after more than fifty years, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday he will begin to normalize relations with the communist island nation.

mcconnell-121714.jpg A bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will be the first order of business in the new Republican-controlled Senate, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., told reporters on Tuesday.

Obama-sign-121714.jpg President Barack Obama quietly signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday, officially eliminating the threat of another government shutdown. The bill, which the Senate approved by a 56 to 40 vote Saturday night, funds most of the government through the end of the current fiscal year next September.

CPIChart-121714.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. fell by more than anticipated in the month of November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with the decrease reflecting another sharp drop in energy prices.

AmazonUK-121714.jpg Online giant Amazon is reportedly not planning to compensate local sellers for the technical fault that caused massive mis-pricing. The glitch has resulted in selling several items at one penny each in UK on last Friday night.

NASA-Mars-121714.jpg NASA has announced that its Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory's drill. Researchers used Curiosity's on-board Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory a dozen times in a 20-month period to sniff methane in the atmosphere. During two of those months

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data. The finding was part of an update on the state's drought made possible by space...