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  • Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:32:23 GMT
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
  • Hospital breach prompts closer look at credit monitoring

    Hospital breach prompts closer look at credit monitoring

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:29:02 GMT
    4.5 million people who patronized Community Health Systems are about to receive a year of credit monitoring services because Chinese hackers stole their names, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive data. But what is credit monitoring anyway? And does it really help?
    4.5 million people who patronized Community Health Systems are about to receive a year of credit monitoring services because Chinese hackers stole their names, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive data. But what is credit monitoring anyway? And does it really help?
  • A generation steers toward credit unions, away from banks

    A generation steers toward credit unions, away from banks

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:09:10 GMT
    Millennials suffered deeply during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly. Now, an unlikely industry is aiming to capitalize on those financial scars to attract new customers: credit unions. They are aggressively steering marketing efforts toward the Millennial generation, and their efforts appear to be working.
    Millennials suffered deeply during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly. Now, an unlikely industry is aiming to capitalize on those financial scars to attract new customers: credit unions. They are aggressively steering marketing efforts toward the Millennial generation, and their efforts appear to be working.

  • Hospital operator CHS: hackers stole 4.5 million patients' info

    Hospital operator CHS: hackers stole 4.5 million patients' info

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:35:44 GMT
    U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said on Monday personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers from its computer network. CHS operates 26 hospitals in Florida; the company said the breach could affect anyone who received services in the past five years. INSIDE: Map of affected hospitals in Florida. 
    U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said on Monday personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers from its computer network. CHS operates 26 hospitals in Florida; the company said the breach could affect anyone who received services in the past five years. INSIDE: Map of affected hospitals in Florida. 
  • Perdue issues major recall of 15,000 chicken nuggets

    Perdue issues major recall of 15,000 chicken nuggets

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:14:10 GMT

    With the recent tainted meat scare in McDonald's across China and Hong Kong, this summer has not been kind to the chicken nugget.

    With the recent tainted meat scare in McDonald's across China and Hong Kong, this summer has not been kind to the chicken nugget.

  • Sarasota company messes with mosquitoes' minds

    Sarasota company messes with mosquitoes' minds

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:03:01 GMT
    There's a new way to battle Florida's oldest menace: Mosquitoes. A Sarasota company claims it can control them by messing with their minds.
    There's a new way to battle Florida's oldest menace: Mosquitoes. A Sarasota company claims it can control them by messing with their minds.
  • Should you be using a password manager?

    Should you be using a password manager?

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:47:48 GMT
    Every time stories emerge of massive online security breaches, the standard advice is the same: "change your passwords." But it's a tall order. Password managers offer to take a lot of the work out of your hands, but how risky are they, and is it worth it?
    Every time stories emerge of massive online security breaches, the standard advice is the same: "change your passwords." But it's a tall order. Password managers offer to take a lot of the work out of your hands, but how risky are they, and is it worth it?
  • P.F. Chang's warns of data breach

    P.F. Chang's warns of data breach

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-08-04 16:26:32 GMT
    If you ate at the P.F. Chang's restaurant in Clearwater recently, you may want to keep an eye on your credit card statement. The company said Monday that it had caught a data breach at some of their locations.
    If you ate at the P.F. Chang's restaurant in Clearwater recently, you may want to keep an eye on your credit card statement. The company said Monday that it had caught a data breach at some of their locations.
  • Your guide to Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend

    Your guide to Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:42:14 GMT
    Florida's sales tax holiday has officially begun. Here's what savvy back-to-school shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers.
    Florida's sales tax holiday has officially begun. Here's what savvy back-to-school shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers.
  • Airfare advertising to change?

    Airfare advertising to change?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:54:38 GMT
    Airlines want to advertise their fares without including government taxes. And the U.S. House has agreed with them. But is that good news for consumers? Maybe not.
    Airlines want to advertise their fares without including government taxes. And the U.S. House has agreed with them. But is that good news for consumers? Maybe not.
  • Police: 'Advanced' skimmers found on Tampa gas pumps

    Police: 'Advanced' skimmers found on Tampa gas pumps

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:33:11 GMT
    Police say they are investigating more cases of skimmers at gas stations in Tampa, but these latest cases are more difficult to detect than others.
    Police say they are investigating more cases of skimmers at gas stations in Tampa, but these latest cases are more difficult to detect than others.
  • 'No plans' to return coupon packet to newspapers

    'No plans' to return coupon packet to newspapers

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:56:20 GMT
    Recently, coupon bloggers told readers that the RedPlum coupon booklet would reappear in the Sunday paper July 27. And they rejoiced. But the reports of RedPlum’s return were untrue.
    Recently, coupon bloggers told readers that the RedPlum coupon booklet would reappear in the Sunday paper July 27. And they rejoiced. But the reports of RedPlum’s return were untrue.
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  • Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    Survey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted'

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:51:16 GMT
    An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to...
    An American business group warned Tuesday that foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and said investment might decline if conditions fail to improve.
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:00:50 GMT
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...
  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:40:56 GMT
    Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
    Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
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