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  • Registration for free credit monitoring through Target ends today

    Registration for free credit monitoring through Target ends today

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:00:41 GMT
    Today is the last day to sign up for free credit monitoring through Target.The company offered it in the wake of a data breach last year that left millions of customers’ credit and debit card information exposed.
    Today is the last day to sign up for free credit monitoring through Target.The company offered it in the wake of a data breach last year that left millions of customers’ credit and debit card information exposed.
  • High court hears Aereo streaming TV case

    High court hears Aereo streaming TV case

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:20:53 GMT
    Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.
    Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.
  • Audit: Despite conduct issues, IRS employees get bonuses

    Audit: Despite conduct issues, IRS employees get bonuses

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:34:35 GMT
    You would think fraud would prevent an IRS employee from receiving a bonus -- but no. That’s the finding in a scathing new audit conducted by the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration.
    You would think fraud would prevent an IRS employee from receiving a bonus -- but no. That’s the finding in a scathing new audit conducted by the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration.

  • Shipping containers converted to affordable homes

    Shipping containers converted to affordable homes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:49:37 GMT
    New Generation Builders has completely overhauled two steel-walled containers, one that measures 8’ by 40’ and another that covers 8’ by 20’. Each includes a sliding glass door, windows, space for a queen size bed, air conditioning, a kitchen, and a bathroom—including hot water.
    New Generation Builders has completely overhauled two steel-walled containers, one that measures 8’ by 40’ and another that covers 8’ by 20’. Each includes a sliding glass door, windows, space for a queen size bed, air conditioning, a kitchen, and a bathroom—including hot water.
  • Netflix to raise subscription prices

    Netflix to raise subscription prices

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:29:06 GMT
    Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
    Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:18:46 GMT
    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."a
    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."a
  • Michaels security breach exposes 2.6 million credit, debit cards

    Michaels security breach exposes 2.6M credit, debit cards

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:08:13 GMT
    A security breach at Michaels arts and crafts stores affects about 2.6 million customers who used credit or debit cards at the store between May 8, 2013 and Jan. 27, 2014.
    A security breach at Michaels arts and crafts stores affects about 2.6 million customers who used credit or debit cards at the store between May 8, 2013 and Jan. 27, 2014.
  • Meat prices jump to highest levels in decades

    Meat prices jump to highest levels in decades

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:44:14 GMT
    Beef prices have shot up to the highest level in nearly 30 years. The price of pork is also rising, and it's putting a lot of businesses and families in a bind.
    Beef prices have shot up to the highest level in nearly 30 years. The price of pork is also rising, and it's putting a lot of businesses and families in a bind.
  • Coupons, but at what cost?

    Coupons, but at what cost?

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:28:40 GMT
    General Mills is among the companies inserting language into its online privacy policy that forces users to resolve disputes with the company by informal means or arbitration -- not via lawsuits.
    General Mills is among the companies inserting language into its online privacy policy that forces users to resolve disputes with the company by informal means or arbitration -- not via lawsuits.
  • Panels promise savings on your electric bill

    Panels promise savings on your electric bill

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:09:51 GMT
    Warm air rises. That simple, yet profound reality of science is the basis for a new product that promises to decrease heat and cut your electric bill.
    Warm air rises. That simple, yet profound reality of science is the basis for a new product that promises to decrease heat and cut your electric bill.
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  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:55:09 GMT
    The government is developing a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses create resumes, make connections with employers and become part of a database that companies can mine for skills and talents.
    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to...
  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

    US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:25:12 GMT
    By The Associated Press U.S. stock futures barely budged in pre-market trading Wednesday as positive earnings news from U.S. companies was offset by a disappointing economic report from China.
    The stock market slipped Wednesday, after rising for six straight days, as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those announcing...
  • Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:45:26 GMT
    Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
    Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
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