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'Focus' leads the pack but it was a weak win

The movie box office surely took a break this weekend. Whether that is award season fatigue or simply a normal breather could both be true.

AFP apologises to French industrialist after death reported

Paris - AFP on Saturday issued an apology to French industrialist Martin Bouygues, chairman and CEO of the conglomerate Bouygues, for reporting his death.

'Focus' will take over as box office slows down

It is now time for the box office to focus once again as the Oscars are over. "Focus" will take down "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' falls hard but still wins

With all eyes on the Academy Awards, there is still box office news and a movie that made all the headlines when it was being released, fell hard.

'Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas' wins big at the Razzies

Kirk Cameron went four for six at the Razzies tonight in Hollywood as The 35th Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out. The Razzies honor the worst in film for the previous year.

'Birdman' wins Best Feature at Indie Spirit Awards as Oscars loom

In what may be a preview of the Oscars, the 30th Independent Spirit Awards were handed out today (Feb. 21). “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” took home Best Feature Film.

Workers threaten to strike Sunday at huge Texas refinery

Port Arthur - Workers at the largest oil refinery in the United States joined a growing nationwide strike Saturday when they left their jobs at the Motiva Enterprises LLC facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

'Shades' to secure top spot as Oscars set to take over spotlight

It is Oscar weekend and the box office tends to take a back seat, but the business of show goes on. That means more ways than one, too.

4 killer apps for launching an online business

For entrepreneurs, creating and running a website to sell products has become incredibly simple and convenient. There are multiple products to establish and maintain your web store — many of them are easy to use and inexpensive to maintain.

'American Sniper' is box office winner for Oscar-nominated films

A box office total for a movie has nothing to do with its chance for Oscar glory. If it did, "American Sniper" would be the favorite.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' owns the holiday weekend box office

UPDATE: It is a holiday weekend in the states and it now looks like a solid score for "Fifty Shades of Grey." It appears to have grabbed more box office cash and will be the February record-holder.

'50 Shades' opens wide and will take over the box office

UPDATE: "Shades" took in another $30 million Friday as it will likely take down a Presidents' Day record in the states. However, it will have to push harder to take the R-rated movie opening of all time. It may still do that.

SwissLeaks whistleblower's tale worthy of a spy novel

Paris - Herve Falciani was once just an IT worker at a big bank, but since running off with hundreds of thousands of damaging documents from banking giant HSBC he has been alternately called a hero and a thief."He is brave. We have the highest opinion of Mr.

Mobile rewards platform Freecharge raises $80m in funding

Mobile transactions firm Freecharge has raised $80 million from new investors to help fuel its growth. The company enables users to get free rewards such as food or entertainment by simply paying phone bills through its mobile app.

HSBC 'SwissLeaks' leaker urges more support for whistleblowers

Geneva - The man who stole the trove of secret files that sparked a global scandal over banking giant HSBC's alleged assistance to wealthy tax dodgers called Monday for more protections for whistleblowers.

HSBC 'tax dodge' revelations are just tip of iceberg, says leaker

Geneva - The former HSBC employee who leaked sensational secret documents alleging the bank helped wealthy customers dodge millions of dollars in taxes warned Tuesday that the revelations are just the "tip of the iceberg".

JP Morgan probed over hiring of China minister's son: WSJ

Bejing - Investment bank JP Morgan is being investigated by US authorities for hiring the son of China's commerce minister despite him being one of the worst candidates its recruiters had seen, the Wall Street Journal reported.

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water' soaks up an easy win

A sponge soaked up a box office win in style as it soared with an estimated $55.37 million. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water" took out "American Sniper," which was still solid in second.

Directors boost 'Birdman' as Alejandro Inarritu wins

"Birdman" gets a hearty boost as Alejandro Inarritu wins the Directors Guild of America award last night (Feb. 7). It is now the Oscar front-runner as the directors are a good indicator of what is to come.

Subrata Roy bail falls through after forging bank letter

Sahara Group, an Indian multinational company, said the letter from a former broker than underpinned the $2 billion transaction to provide bail for Sahara’s president Subrata Roy was a forgery.

'SpongeBob' squeezes in while '50 Shades of Grey' grabs spotlight

A sponge will unseat a sniper at the box office this weekend. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will settle at the top as "American Sniper" will still be making those headlines.

'Sniper' outguns the field for its third win in a row

UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.

'American Sniper' to win again as it sets domestic war movie mark

Not only will "American Sniper" win for the third week in a row, it is now the highest-grossing war movie of all-time, domestically. It has passed "Saving Private Ryan."

'Sniper' still solid as it wins again; Depp takes a dive

"American Sniper" played much bigger than expectations once again as it easily retains its box office crown.The estimate take for its second wide release weekend is $64.37 million. Going in, that figure was looking at around $40-50 million.

'American Sniper' sets its sights on another win

UPDATE: "American Sniper" is beating expectations once again and will likely end around $60 million for the weekend. It has struck a cord with the public and will stay strong.

Switzerland drops artificial prop of the franc

Switzerland has dropped its commitment to the Swiss francs 1.20 ceiling cap versus the euro and created chaos in European financial markets.

'American Sniper' to get a box office boost

The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now.

Vodafone global CTO Pusey steps down

Vodafone’s global CTO Steve Pusey will step down this summer, after a decade of serving with the UK-based telco, making way for Ericsson senior technology executive Johan Wibergh.

'Boyhood' takes top prize at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

UPDATE: "Boyhood" took home Best Picture as the Broadcast Film Critics handed out their awards tonight in Hollywood. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home Best Comedy.

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