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Boeing licenses commercial cybersecurity technology to Symantec

Boeing Co. is withdrawing from the commercial cybersecurity business after the market didn’t develop as expected. The Chicago aerospace company will continue to develop cybersecurity technology for government and defense customers.

Thieves targeted American, United customers’ frequent-flier miles

Thieves with stolen usernames and passwords have broken into customer accounts at American and United airlines and in some cases booked free trips or upgrades.

McDonald’s new ‘Signs’ commercial draws strong reactions

A McDonald’s ad that aired during the NFL playoffs and Golden Globes on Sunday featuring a montage of signs outside McDonald’s restaurants provoked strong reactions. Some said they were moved by it and others said it was tacky.

Burger King plays chicken again with nugget prices

AbbVie gets FDA approval for Parkinson’s treatment

Uber, 20th Century Fox want to take you to the movies

U.S. stocks head lower; crude oil price falls again

Millions more people to get their credit scores for free

Crayola apologizes after hackers add off-color posts on its Facebook page

Budvar beer post record exports for 2014

Volvo to sell Chinese-made cars in the U.S.

Are breakfast sandwiches the new burgers? [MarketWatch]

Newcastle expertly crashes Doritos’ Super Bow advertising party [Fast Company]

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