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Publisher of Coming Book on Cybercrime Hacked

In what may be an ironic twist to recent reports of hacker attacks, one of the businesses that reported a hack last week was Sourcebooks Inc., the publisher of a ...
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Why Data Breach at Staples May Not Matter

Office supply store Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) confirmed on Monday that it is investigating a breach of payment card data at some of its locations in the northeast United States. ...
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More Than 77 Million Records Hacked So Far in 2014

A total of 606 data breaches have been recorded so far in 2014 by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). About 77.6 million records have been exposed, including the breach ...
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SolarCity Brings Solar Bonds Directly to the Public

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) recently issued its new financing plan to get more solar installations going in America. Now we have an even more unique offering from SolarCity: the nation's ...
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Kmart Stores Hit by Hacking Attack

Late on Friday afternoon, Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced that its Kmart stores had detected an attack on the store’s payment data systems. The company said that the breach ...
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Nearly 77 Million Records Compromised to Date in 2014

There have been a total of 589 data breaches recorded so far in 2014 by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). About 76.7 million records have be exposed, including the ...
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Home Equity Credit Lines Up More Than 80% in Three Metro Areas

As home prices have risen over the past few years, so have the number of homeowners who have seen an increase in the equity in their homes. Many of those ...
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Counter Take: Are Investors Getting Too Confident?

If you are a contrarian, you want to be cautious when everyone else is euphoric. Warren Buffett has said to be fearful when others are greedy, but be greedy when ...
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Student Loans Triple as Share of Young Americans’ Debt

In 2005, student loans made up 12.9% of the total loan balance outstanding for Americans aged 20 to 29. That proportion rose to 36.8% in 2014. Student loan debt also ...
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Best Car Deals for the Month of October

The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have put together a list of the best lease, financing and purchase deals available for the month of October. There are six significant ...
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Citigroup Files for IPO of OneMain Financial

OneMain Financial Holdings Inc. filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given for this offering, but ...
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JOLTS Report: US Job Openings Highest Since January 2001

The U.S. Labor Department has released its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for the month of August. While this is a bit of a look back, compared to ...
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Will Tesla Offer Used Cars?

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is set to release its Model X crossover next year and a third new model (the Model D?) may follow the year after that. But ...
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7 Must-Know Earnings Season Surprises

Yet another earnings season has nearly arrived. 24/7 Wall St. wanted to look at the current trends to alert its readers what to be on the leery side of in ...
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11 New Hacking Attacks Reported Last Week

There have been a total of 579 data breaches recorded so far in 2014 by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Nearly 77 million records have been exposed, including the ...
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