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Uber seeking patent on surge pricing

Ride sharing service Uber is seeking a patent for its "surge pricing," in which riders are sometimes charged exorbitant amounts at times of high demand.

CEO raps holiday greeting

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Billionaire CEO raps 2014 holiday greeting

Carlyle Group CEO David Rubenstein is a master deal maker in Washington, Wall Street and beyond, but his hip hop skills could use some work.

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Sony hack: North Korea escalates war of words

The blame game over "The Interview" is intensifying.

At the heart of the widening controversy are North Korea's role in the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the studio's decision to pull the film amid threats against moviegoers.

The crisis ...

Oil pump

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Saudi Arabia: We'll never cut oil production

Saudi Arabia has a tough message for oil producers hurting from the price crash: We'll never cut our output.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi also said he wasn't conspiring to take out rival producers by driving dow...

Dish Network

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Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News

For the third time in a month, Dish Network customers are missing out on popular programming due to a dispute with a channel owner.

This time it's Fox News, one of the most popular cable channels in the United States. The channel disappeared from Dish...

Oil, natural gas well

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Is the oil scare over for the stock market?

Crashing oil prices looked like the black death for the stock market. Then the market had its best two days of the year and is now back in record territory.

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Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission

NBC great Tom Brokaw is ending the year with good news: His cancer is in remission.

"A year ago my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news," he wrote in a letter NBC News said was d...

Holiday shoppers

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Last-minute Christmas shopping guide

Still haven't ordered those stocking stuffers? You've got to hurry, or your gift won't arrive by Christmas.

You've already missed the deadline for free shipping from Amazon, for example. (It was Friday.)

But the online store says gifts ordered as late...

Movie tickets, popcorn

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Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

The Republican National Committee has a message for theater owners: Put "The Interview" back on your screens.

In a letter obtained first by CNN, RNC chairman Reince Priebus encouraged the CEOs of 10 major theater chains to show the controversial comed...

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'Colbert Report' says goodbye with record ratings

The Colbert Nation tuned in big time to say goodbye to "The Colbert Report."

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U.S. ends TARP with $15.3 billion profit

The U.S. government essentially closed the books on TARP with a $15.3 billion profit.

Treasury sold its remaining shares Friday in Ally Financial, its last remaining major stake from the $426 billion bailout of banks and the U.S. auto industry.

The Tro...

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