Sony Pictures: "For more than three weeks, despite brutal intrusions into our company and our employees' personal lives, we maintained our focus on 1 goal: getting the film "The Interview" released. Free expression should never be suppressed by threats and extortion. The decision not to move forward with the Dec. 25 theatrical release of "The Interview" was made as a result of the majority of the nation's theater owners choosing not to screen the film. This was their decision' - statement
Staples says it 'believes that malware may have allowed access to some transaction data at affected stores, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes' - statement
A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are prevalent in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods and services to customers in exchange for other goods, services, or money. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company.
The etymology of "business" stems from the idea of being busy, and implies socially valuable and rewarding work. Business can refer to a particular organization or, more generally, to an entire market sector, e.g. "the music business". Compound forms such as agribusiness represent subsets of the word's broader meaning, which encompasses all activity by suppliers of goods and services.