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  • 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.
  • BusinessMore>>

  • Asia stocks rise, Europe flat ahead of Yellen talk

    Asia stocks rise, Europe flat ahead of Yellen talk

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:04:18 GMT
    Most Asian stock markets inched higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors...
    Most Asian stock markets pushed higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that added to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. European shares were flat as investors...
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:37:17 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.
  • Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

    Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:25 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:25:03 GMT
    A Gaza health official says two Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike as fighting continued for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.
    A Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.
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