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Sony profit boosted by PlayStation 4, sales may be double Xbox's

Sony Corp. posted a 33.5 percent jump in profit over the last quarter this week despite struggling to succeed in its smartphone and consumer electronics businesses. The PlayStation 4 led the sales as the console continues to prove popular.

Russia ends probe against tycoon Yevtushenkov

Moscow - Russian authorities have closed the criminal case against billionaire tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov, his company said Thursday, after seizing some of his assets and briefly arresting him in a 2014 money laundering probe that scared investors.

Decision day for Oakland Raiders could come as early as Wednesday

Oakland - The storied Oakland Raiders football team could decide by Wednesday whether to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area or move back to Southern California, where it played in the 1980s and early 90s.

Goodbye to the dollar billionaires of the 1990s

Think of Wall Street, "dot coms," technology stocks — all big in the 1990s. But today? It would seem that most of the dollar billionaires of this era are no longer as wealthy.

Top China exec in New York after disappearance: company

Bejing - The billionaire boss of one of China's largest private companies, who was last week was rumoured to be detained by authorities, has traveled to New York, his company said Friday.

Billowing smoke from Avon refinery alarms East Bay residents

Martinez - Equipment failure at a Northern California oil refinery sent black smoke soaring and caused local officials to issue health warnings Tuesday afternoon in Martinez.

Russian prosecutor accuses US secret services over graft claims

Moscow - Russia's top prosecutor on Monday accused both a major Western investor who fell out with the Kremlin and the US secret services of being behind an opposition film alleging serious corruption among his family members.

Golden State Warriors get green light to return to San Francisco

San Francisco - San Francisco supervisors voted 10-0 to approve construction of a new $1 billion arena on the city's southern downtown shoreline to lure the NBA champion Golden State Warriors basketball team back to the city by the bay.

Japan slammed for fuelling illegal ivory trade

Toukyo - A conservation group slammed Japan Thursday for fuelling illegal ivory trading and smuggling through poor law enforcement.

Turkish interests in Russia squeezed after jet downing

Moscow - Workers rounded up, businessmen questioned, a cultural centre closed: the Turkish community in Russia appears to be under pressure a week after Ankara downed one of Moscow's jets.

Microsoft unveils 'PowerPoint for apps' to let anybody code apps

Microsoft has publicly announced a new Office tool designed to simplify the process of creating mobile apps. Known as PowerApps, the aim of the business-grade program is to let anyone create a working native app without learning code.

Blast outside Greek industry association, no injuries: Source

Atenas - A bomb exploded early Tuesday outside the offices of Greece's industry association in Athens, causing damage but no injuries, a police source said.

Op-Ed: Data scientists identify influential consumers who increase sales

New York - Data scientists have identified a new group of influential consumers who can increase sales for any business. This group of consumers use emotions to influence brand loyalty with others.

The budding business of bud in Colorado

Denver - While states battle governing bodies to allow the marijuana craze to pass, Colorado is enjoying immeasurable financial success while realizing a much easier to stomach crime rate.

Rise of the robotic journalist: Welcome to the future Special

For reporters on the business or sports beat, some stories can be boring, monotonous, and stressful all at once. The stories can seem rather…robotic. As well they might, because some stories are being written by robots.

Round-up of the week's pharmaceutical industry news

Digital Journal has assessed the key developments in the pharmaceutical sector this week and brings you the latest company mergers, suspect business practices, and ‘structural adjustments.’

UK police raid Tiananmen survivor's home over Xi protest

London - British police arrested a survivor of the Tiananmen Square crackdown and raided his home after he stepped out in front of Chinese President Xi Jinping's motorcade, police and campaigners said Friday.

Top Venezuelan businessman accused of treason

Caracas - Lawmakers from Venezuela's ruling Socialist party filed treason charges Wednesday against a prominent billionaire businessman for allegedly seeking an IMF bailout for the recession-ravaged oil giant.

Nuclear deal expected in Chinese state visit to Britain

London - Britain and China are set to seal business contracts worth billions on Wednesday, the second day of President Xi Jinping's state visit, including on Britain's first nuclear power plant in decades.

Pomp and protests as China's Xi meets Queen Elizabeth II

London - Chinese President Xi Jinping enjoyed a glittering state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday in a visit to Britain focused on business deals and stronger trade ties."Mr.

Business ties herald 'golden era' as China's Xi visits UK

London - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a four-day visit to Britain on Tuesday in which human rights issues are to be eclipsed by lavish ceremony and hardnosed business talk heralding a "golden era" in ties.

Former IMF chief Strauss Kahn to sue for defamation: Lawyer

Paris - Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who partly ran an investment company that is being sued for alleged fraud, will file a suit next week for defamation, his lawyer Jean Veil told AFP on Saturday.

BlackBerry CEO admits a smartphone pull-out may be on the cards

The Android-powered BlackBerry Priv smartphone, set for release later this year, has a lot resting on its shoulders. Many have speculated that it will make or break BlackBerry's handset business and this week CEO John Chen hinted he thinks the same.

Microsoft buys company behind realistic physics in 600 games

Microsoft has announced it has bought the creators of one of the most popular 3D physics engines for games. Havok has powered hundreds of titles over the years and was previously owned by Intel.

The American temp work takeover: Union benefits to permatemps

The temp agency, or staffing firm, has seen a monumental increase in demand by companies looking to cut costs and increase efficiencies. The result has been permanent job displacement and uncertainty for many workers in the US economy.

Can 'Jurassic World' pass 'Titanic'?

The movie box office continues to change as 2015 plays on. The domestic box office chart currently has five movies in the top 50.

Oregon medical pot dispensaries prepare to open to public

Portland - Medical marijuana advocates have long promoted the drug's medicinal properties and have carried the day in 23 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized its use.

Shell halts controversial oil exploration in Alaska

London - Royal Dutch Shell is ending its controversial offshore exploration in Alaska after failing to find sufficient amounts of oil and gas, the energy giant said Monday.

Cartel kingpins won't be dismantled by drug war

The Sinaloa cartel in Mexico has proven that crime bosses playing at the level of the cartel will not be easily dismantled by the government, as the tension between Mexico and the U.S. proves.

'Hotel Transylvania 2' checks in and serves up a winner

UPDATE: "Hotel Transylvania 2" booked even more than the weekend estimate. It took in $48.4 million while "The Intern" left work earlier than before. "The Intern" nabbed $17.7 million, according to the actuals.
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