Threats derail Sony’s release of ‘The Interview’

(Reuters)

Hackers have said there would be wide-scale attacks and promised “a bitter fate” for the moviegoers.

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Amazon adds one-hour delivery for Prime members

Amazon adds one-hour delivery for Prime members

The tech giant is turbo-charging its same-day delivery program, starting in Manhattan.

Consumerism in Cuba

Consumerism in Cuba

Investors hope Americans will be eager to spend their time and money on a nearby tropical beach vacation.

Fixed mortgage rate sinks to yearly low

Fixed mortgage rate sinks to yearly low

The 30-year average dropped to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since May 23, 2013.

Last-minute holiday shopper’s cheat sheet

Last-minute holiday shopper’s cheat sheet

A procrastinator’s guide to shipping deadlines and other details to help ensure Santa’s sleigh is brimming with packages by Christmas Eve.

United Therapeutics slashes pay for CEO Martine Rothblatt

United Therapeutics slashes pay for CEO Martine Rothblatt

The life sciences visionary was one of the highest paid executives in the country during the last fiscal year.

The great startup slowdown, and what it means for middle class workers

The great startup slowdown, and what it means for middle class workers

LIFTOFF | PART 5: The U.S. has fewer new businesses, and more old ones that are trying to win government favors.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

The do’s and don’ts of charitable giving

Charitable giving is part of the spirit of the season, but there are several rules everyone should follow.

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Marlin Steel’s smart matrix for job and wage growth

Baltimore firm’s winning formula: Invest in front-line workers and set their course for a middle-class life.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Norman Pearlstine takes on the digital age at Time Inc.

At 72, the old-media lion is determined not to sit by and watch a public trust go down the drain.

Market News

US stocks move higher, building on Fed gains

US stocks move higher, building on Fed gains

The U.S. stock market is moving sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates.

Wonkblog

100,000 prisoners are in for low-level drug offenses. Obama just gave relief to 8.

Despite recent pardons, Obama is still the least-forgiving president in history.

Is the American middle class doing better than we think?

Is the American middle class doing better than we think?

A veteran researcher argues that a fuller look at the data offers a more hopeful view.

Here’s the grassroots political story behind the New York fracking ban

Here’s the grassroots political story behind the New York fracking ban

A few small towns in New York ignited the state movement against fracking.

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On Leadership

Lighting the way for more Cuban cigars?

Lighting the way for more Cuban cigars?

For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of US-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba.

American Apparel finally names new CEO

American Apparel finally names new CEO

The company officially terminated Dov Charney following an internal investigation, and has named a woman to lead the U.S. retailer.

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Get There

Last-minute holiday shopper’s cheat sheet

Last-minute holiday shopper’s cheat sheet

A procrastinator’s guide to shipping deadlines and other details to help ensure Santa’s sleigh is brimming with packages by Christmas Eve.

When giving to charity, is your time worth more than your money?

When giving to charity, is your time worth more than your money?

If you’re trying to decide which is better, here is one way to do the math.

The Switch

Amazon adds one-hour delivery for Prime members

Amazon adds one-hour delivery for Prime members

The tech giant is turbo-charging its same-day delivery program, starting in Manhattan.

Half of Connecticut says it wants fiber-optic Internet — and soon

Half of Connecticut says it wants fiber-optic Internet — and soon

Forty-six towns say they’re interested in working with Internet providers to build fiber to the home.

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