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The Galveston County Daily News : Business

December 20, 2014


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Haggen chain buying 146 Safeway, Albertsons stores

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. plans to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:01 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch.

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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

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Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:01 pm

GAIL, Texas (AP) — The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.

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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:01 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

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Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 12:02 pm

MIAMI (AP) — One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.

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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 9:00 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

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Russia dismisses new US sanctions as useless
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:00 am

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula.

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