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Sony To Stream 'The Interview' On YouTube, Other Sites Starting Today

The studio said the comedy will also be available to rent on Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a dedicated website at a price of $5.99. It's also being shown in more than 200 theaters.
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In Its Strange Journey, 'The Interview' Becomes An Art House Film

In what scenario does a $44 million slapstick comedy become a good fit for independent theaters? Only one involving geopolitical intrigue, a humiliating hack and terror threats from North Korea.
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Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money

In Russia, they are not celebrating lower oil prices. The price of oil could mean the difference between prosperity and recession. The ruble has lost about 45 percent of its value this year.
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Lower Gas Prices Add Fuel To U.S. Economic Recovery

The average American is seeing a much bigger boost from falling gas prices than from pay raises. Cheap energy could finally put the U.S. economic recovery over the top.
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Despite Some Clouds, U.S. Economic Forecast Looks Sunny

Data indicate the U.S. economy grew at an impressive 5 percent rate in the third quarter. The stock market hit another record on Tuesday. David Greene talks David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
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More Than 200 Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

The controversial buddy flick The Interview will be shown on Christmas Day after all, in a small group of theaters. We explore the film's journey from major Hollywood release to art house film.
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Poker Players Use Science To Effectively Give To Charities

There's a new movement to get professional poker players to give a share of their winnings to charity — but most charities don't make the cut. Our Planet Money team explains why.
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The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities — but not all of those new comforts will be free.
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A Backlash Brews Against Low Pay On The Factory Floor

U.S. manufacturing jobs have rebounded since the recession, but many of those positions pay less than they used to. Some states are now questioning whether competing for those jobs is worth it.
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Skip the Bag Charge, Get Busted

We tag along on a sting operation aimed at catching D.C.businesses that don't charge customers at five-cent bag fee.

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