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Oscar foreign-language category is down to 9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today (Dec. 19) announced the shortlist in the foreign-language film category.

Sony pulls 'The Interview' ahead of its Dec. 25 release

UPDATE: After theater chains started pulling "The Interview," it has been announced that Sony will do the same. Variety has noted that Sony stands behind the filmmakers, but still has decided to pull the film ahead of its Dec. 25 release.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' rules its way to the top of box office

It was a parting of the ways at the top as "Exodus: Gods and Kings" takes over the box office over the weekend. "Mockingjay" parted ways after three weeks on top.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' will take down 'Mockingjay'

Some may say "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is off to a fine start with $1.3 million on those earlier showings, as it goes wide today (Dec. 12), but it doesn't feel that way

'Mockingjay' makes it look easy while 'Wild' opens very solid

The holiday season proved too much as it helped derail any hopes of momentum at the box office. But, the box office needs some right now.

Op-Ed: Furniture industry adapting to challenging business environment

For years, the U.S. furniture industry has faced major challenges such as a sluggish economy, global competition, rising labor costs, technological trends, and new sales channels.

Special effects Oscar hopefuls move on, but two glaring omissions

Two glaring omissions are worthy of note when looking at the shortlist for special effects Oscar hopefuls. Those still in it are 10 films that many have seen over the last year.

Slow movie weekend ahead as 'Mockingjay' will win for third time

Do not look for any new movies to rattle "The Hunger Games" Mockinjay - Part 1" from the top of the box office pile. It could have a bad weekend and drop off more than usual and still win.

Apple hits $700 billion market capitalization

Apple has reached a new monumental financial milestone. Tim Cook has passed the ultimate leadership test by steering this tech company to double its value.

Corporate Culture: Why it matters now more than ever Commissioned

A positive workplace culture has brought success to organizations through their dedicated employees, excellent customer service, and, ultimately, satisfied clients.

Thousands of French business owners protest taxes, red tape

Paris - Thousands of business owners took to the streets in French cities Monday in a rare protest against hefty taxes, charges and stifling regulations they say are driving their firms into the ground.

'Mockingjay' gobbles it up while 'The Imitation Game' real strong

It was easy holiday pickings for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" as the film gobbled up $82.6 million over Thanksgiving weekend at the box office.

'Mockingjay - Part 1' taking a bite out of Thanksgiving weekend

UPDATE: With another $24.1 million on Friday, "Mockingjay" is eating up the competition at the box office over this long holiday weekend.

'Mockingjay' wins but not in the same league as 'Catching Fire'

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was even less of a winner that was noted, as often happens when a win that big occurs. It needs to settle in, and this time, it came in with a lower number, and that is not a good sign.

Toronto bidder cancels plans to buy Atlantic City casino

Toronto - A Canadian investment firm appears to have has backed away from plans to buy a bankrupt Atlantic City, N.J., casino even though its indecision could cost $10 million.

Op-Ed: To innovate, examine your value chain

Do you want to innovate with your service or process? Here is an effective method which I use on innovation workshops. It involves analyzing and questioning every stage of your procedure.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' will devour box office

UPDATE: It didn't catch fire like the last installment, but "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" opened to a hearty $17 million Thursday night. That was below the $25.2 million that "Catching Fire" took in.

'Dumb and Dumber To' deflates 'Big Hero 6' with silliness, laughs

UPDATE: The box office usually stays steady after the dust settles. Every now and then the top numbers change and need attention.

'Dumb and Dumber To' aims for laughs but holdovers in the way

It is the box office calm before the storm as the world awaits "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" next week. But, one must first get through this weekend as it looks for laughs and hoping for holdover success.

'Big Hero 6,' 'Interstellar' blast off with solid box office

A battle Hollywood likes played out at the box office and the winner and runner up can claim victory. They should, too. It was a weekend that kicked off Hollywood's holiday season nicely.

California refinery city sends industry-backed candidates packing

Richmond - Voters in the Northern California city of Richmond rejected four refinery-backed candidates in Tuesday's city council election despite $3 million in Chevron-funded campaign advertising.

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

Brussels - EU finance ministers meet in Brussels Friday, with revelations about Luxembourg's tax breaks for big firms putting pressure on former premier Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president.

ICIJ: blowing the whistle on corporate tax schemes

Washington - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which on Thursday revealed a massive tax avoidance system organised by Luxembourg, is a collective of journalists spanning more than 60 countries seeking to root out cross border crime, ...

'Big Hero 6' and 'Interstellar' to provide big box office boost

Coming off a brutal weekend at the box office, it looks like a healthy rebound is here. Just in time as this is the weekend when Hollywood kicks off the holiday season. Now, enter "Interstellar" and "Big Hero 6."

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

Brussels - Luxembourg and its former premier Jean-Claude Juncker -- now head of the European commission -- came under fire Thursday after leaked documents showed the tiny nation gave hundreds of global firms huge tax breaks.

UPDATE: 'Ouija' edges out 'Nightcrawler' on weak Halloween

UPDATE: "Ouija" was able to edge out "Nightcrawler" to take the Halloween weekend box office crown. However, it was nothing to write home about as the numbers were the lowest winning total of the year.

Op-Ed: Trademark bidding — Is it still an issue?

Among the many challenges online marketers face today is trademark bidding. As recently as a few years ago, this practice represented a significant problem for businesses.

'Nightcrawler' creeps; Marvel announces release dates until 2019

A funny thing happened on the way to Halloween this year. For the most part, Hollywood is ignoring it, much like one other holiday this past year.

'Ouija' summons up a win

A movie based on a board game took over the box office with an estimated $19.8 million. It provided movie-goers with the Halloween flavor as the holiday approaches.

'Ouija' to scare up the box office

It doesn't take a Ouija board to see the what the box office has in store this weekend. Timing is everything for the movie called "Ouija."
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