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Breaches, Hacks and Scams: A Midyear Cybersecurity Scorecard

Last December, information services provider Experian published a data breach forecast with several projections about what businesses and consumers could expect from hackers in the coming year. The firm recently ...
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Consumer Reports: These Credit Cards Offer Best Cash Back Deals

Over the past few years, the percentage of credit cards that offer cash back reward programs has doubled. About half of all credit cards now offer some cash back reward ...
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7 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

It's a truism that buying a home is the largest purchase that most Americans will make in their lifetimes. With the average home price in the United States now over ...
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2017 Data Breaches Total Over 850, Up Nearly 30%

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 858 data breaches recorded this year through July 25 and that more than 16 million ...
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Drivers Pay Extra to Fill Up in Wrong States

The number of U.S. summer travelers planning a trip of more than 500 miles this year is expected to set a new record. Most of those travelers will be crossing ...
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Which 2017 Cars Have Received the Most Awards?

Consumers have a lot of choices when they go shopping for a new car. With more than 350 models available this year, choosing the right one can be a bit ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Dipped Last Week; Applications Ticked Higher

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 0.4% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Are Americans Warming Up to Self-Driving Cars?

Every major automaker has invested at least something in autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. And the number of technology companies working on self-driving systems seems to grow daily. But where do U.S. ...
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May FHFA Home Price Index Rises Less Than Expected

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Tuesday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.4% sequentially in May. Home prices rose 0.6% sequentially in April. The consensus estimate for May ...
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5 Negotiation Tactics Home Buyers Should Avoid

In most parts of the United States, the market for homes favors sellers over buyers, especially first-time buyers. The inventory of houses for sale remains tight and prices keep rising. ...
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Luxury Car Companies Dominate Best Auto Website Ranks

According to a study released in March of last year, 88% of potential new car buyers use the internet to shop for a car. By the time a customer shows ...
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2017 Data Breaches Keeps Up Record Pace with More Than 800 to Date

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 838 data breaches recorded this year through July 18 and that more than 14 million ...
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Why BMW Invested in Used Car Startup Shift

German luxury automaker BMW led a $37 million series C round of investment in technology and "car concierge" San Francisco-based startup Shift Technologies through its BMW i Ventures venture capital ...
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Why Americans Are Foregoing Retirement

The traditional American retirement age of 65 is in the rear-view mirror. Nearly a third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 69 are still working and nearly 20% ...
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Wedding Dress Maker Goes Broke as Fewer Americans Marry

Calls to wedding gown maker Alfred Angelo went unanswered on Friday because the company had filed for bankruptcy that morning and was closing its stores and ending its distribution sales. In ...
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