PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Dec 4

Thu Dec 4, 2014 12:30am EST
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Dec 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* A hacking attack on Sony Pictures that disabled its internal systems and resulted in the leak of five films and a slew of sensitive data on pay and other personnel matters has set off upheaval at the big Hollywood studio. (

* Despite some high-profile accidents, finding the locations of oil-filled trains remains difficult, even in those states that don't consider the information top secret, because there are no federal or state rules requiring public notice. (

* U.K. treasury chief George Osborne on Wednesday introduced a new 25 percent tax on foreign companies' profits derived from economic activity in the U.K. - aiming to rein in what the government says is tax avoidance by multinationals shifting their tax burden to lower-tax regimes. (

* Google Inc plans to boost the commissions it pays some outside firms to sell its workplace software, signaling a more serious challenge to Microsoft Corp's dominance at larger companies, according to people familiar with the matter. (   Continued...