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2016 Data Breaches Expose 1.4 Million Records

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 69 data breaches recorded through February 9, 2016, and that more than ...
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Nearly Half of Millennials Don’t Want to Be Homeowners

Not only is the millennial generation buying fewer cars than its predecessors, it seems that millennials are also less interested in buying homes. A lot less interested. According to a ...
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2016 Data Breaches Off Last Year’s Near-Record Pace

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 53 data breaches recorded through February 2, 2016, and that more than ...
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2 Lotteries Now Up to $175 Million: What Not to Do If You Win

The first week of February may not be a record for the lottery drawings, after December and January crossed the $1 billion mark, but as of Monday there was a ...
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Personal Income Rising, Spending Flat

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released its reading on personal income and outlays (spending) for the month of December. Some of the data may have been seen in ...
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How Rising Interest Rates Affect American Consumers

More than 40% of Americans surveyed are concerned that rising interest rates will affect their personal financial situation, and 40% believe there will be an impact on the U.S. economy. ...
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Americans Are Ashamed to Admit Credit Card Debt

There is, apparently, a stigma attached to carrying credit card debt. More than a third of Americans say they would be embarrassed to let others know that they are not ...
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Powerball Lottery Rises Again to Record $1.5 Billion: What the Lucky Winners Should Not Do!

The Powerball lottery jackpot is really getting out of hand. After having moved to a U.S. record of $900 million up to $1.3 billion, and then to $1.4 billion, now ...
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Powerball Lottery Hits Record $1.4 Billion — 12 Things Lotto Winners Should Not Do!

It's official: the lottery has become the new American Dream! You can work hard all of your life, and anyone can become a millionaire with a lot of hard work ...
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Uber Lowers US Prices to Encourage Winter Demand

In a Friday press release, ride-sharing service Uber said that it would reduce prices beginning Saturday in more than 100 cities in the United States and Canada. The company noted ...
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Powerball and Mega Millions Lottery Jackpots Nearing Record $1 Billion (Updated Higher)

History is in the making for the world of lotteries, at least in the United States. Nearly $1 billion is now up for grabs for lottery players. Powerball's drawing for ...
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12 Things Not to Do If You Win the Lottery

It seems that the American Dream is now winning the lottery rather than just working your way to riches. After all, you can pay a few bucks here and there ...
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11 Venture-Backed Unicorns to Watch for IPOs in 2016

The mythological unicorn has never been found, but the venture-backed unicorn market continues to amaze and enthrall the business world. These so-called unicorns are the private companies that have raised ...
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12 Things Not to Do If You Win the Lottery

Is the lottery the new American dream? Imagine becoming vastly wealthy overnight. Being a winner of a multimillion dollar lottery certainly will be a life-changing event for almost every single ...
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Can a Supersonic Business Jet Find a Market?

More than a year ago, Airbus announced that it would collaborate with Aerion, a start-up with plans to build a supersonic business jet, the AS2. Airbus's participation was limited, but ...
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