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Staples investigates possible data breach

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Staples investigates possible data breach
In what could be the latest data breach to strike U.S. retailers, Staples Inc. said it is investigating “a potential issue involving credit card data.”

Man Beaten, Critically Injured At Bears Tailgate Party

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Man Beaten, Critically Injured At Bears Tailgate Party
The 57-year-old was at a tailgate before the game a few minutes before 11 a.m. Sunday in Section 1E of the McCormick Place parking lot when he got into an argument that turned physical, police said. The man was discovered “incapacitated” near his SUV with blunt trauma to the head and face,

Billionaire Activist Barry Rosenstein's Top Five Stocks

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Billionaire Barry Rosenstein runs the activist hedge fund JANA Partners. On Monday, JANA made news by joining billionaire Carl Icahn, disclosing a huge stake in the car rental company, Hertz.

Apple Pay Do's And Don'ts: A Practical Guide

published about 1 hour ago
Apple Pay Do's And Don'ts: A Practical Guide
Apple Pay is here.  That means the approximately ten million owners of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can now to use their phone as a wallet…some places.

New Total boss must overhaul exploration strategy, pursue cost cuts

published about 1 hour ago
New Total boss must overhaul exploration strategy, pursue cost cuts
By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - The sudden death of Total's top executive may make it even trickier for the French oil major to overhaul its expensive exploration strategy while simultaneously cutting costs to please shareholders as oil prices fall. Total had recently taken the unusual step of naming an outsider to devise a new strategy after a costly three-year drive to increase drilling spending failed to yield significant results - the main blot on Christophe de Margerie's legacy. ...


Glass Lewis Recommends Chiquita Holders Vote Down Fyffes Merger

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Glass Lewis Recommends Chiquita Holders Vote Down Fyffes Merger
Glass Lewis recommended Chiquita shareholders vote down the company’s planned merger with Irish fruit grower Fyffes and consider other options.

Red Lion Hotels Plans a New Line

published about 2 hours ago
Regional Hotel Brand Red Lion said it is launching a new brand aimed at young, design-conscious travelers.

Virginia shed 7,400 jobs in September, while the District and Maryland added workers

published about 2 hours ago
Unemployment levels remained mostly flat last month in the District, Virginia and Maryland, and two of the three jurisdictions added jobs, according to the fresh ... more

Royal Dutch Shell Sells More Nigerian Assets

published about 3 hours ago
Royal Dutch Shell Sells More Nigerian Assets
Shell has now made sale and purchase agreements for four Nigerian oil blocks as violence and rampant oil theft in the Niger Delta have recently ... more

BAE Systems to purchase Connecticut cybersecurity firm for $232 million

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McLean-based BAE Systems is set to acquire SilverSky, a Connecticut cybersecurity firm, for $232.5 million, the company announced Tuesday. The move is part of the ... more
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YP raises the bar in L.A.'s budding tech-talent war with commuter bus

published about 2 hours ago
YP raises the bar in L.A.'s budding tech-talent war with commuter bus
Bay Area tech companies are known for offering their employees luxury bus rides to work.

Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook

published about 4 hours ago
New fruity fuhrer points to Apple's (his) greatest successes Tim Cook has written to Apple employees to tell them that the past few quarters have ... more

Defence giant BAE coughs $230m for cloud heavy SilverSky

published about 5 hours ago
Multinational gets defensive over emails BAE Systems has bought cloud-based email and network security firm SilverSky for $232.5m, seemingly finding the US company's products and ... more

Satya Nadella's $84.3m pay packet: Did he use the 'female superpower' to get it?

published about 6 hours ago
He can get some Satya's-faction Satya Nadella famously told women to not bother asking for pay rises, which now looks a bit rich after Microsoft ... more

AVObjects H.264/AVC Video Decoder

published about 11 hours ago
Version: 2.6Platform: WindowsWhat's New: Version 2.6: Fixed invalid aspect ratio for Panasonic P2 AVC-INTRA 1440x1080 streams. Added methods for set and get number of threads ... more

JPMorgan Chase Q3 Results: Dissecting The Earnings Call

published about 1 hour ago
JPMorgan Chase Q3 Results: Dissecting The Earnings Call
Diving into JPMorgan's third-quarter earnings call comments from CEO Jamie Dimon and his management team.

S. African rand races to firmest in a month vs dollar

published about 2 hours ago
S. African rand races to firmest in a month vs dollar
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand clawed to its firmest level in 25 days against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took some comfort from ... more

Nigeria finmin sees 2015 GDP growth at 6.75 percent

published about 2 hours ago
Nigeria finmin sees 2015 GDP growth at 6.75 percent
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's finance minister said on Tuesday she expected economic growth for 2015 to be around 6.75 percent, an improvement on the government's ... more

S&P 500 Analyst Moves: FTI

published about 2 hours ago
The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the components of the S&P 500 index, FMC Technologies (FTI) is ... more

Use Options For a Chance To Buy THS at a 21% Discount

published about 2 hours ago
Use Options For a Chance To Buy THS at a 21% Discount
Looking back to 97 days ago, TreeHouse Foods Inc (NYSE: THS) priced a 4,304,636 share secondary stock offering at $75.50 per share. Buyers in that ... more

Federal Housing Finance Agency Unveils Plan to Loosen Mortgage Rules

published about 22 hours ago
Since credit remains tight for many borrowers, a federal regulator is trying to ease rules to put the housing market back on track.

Volatility Unlikely to Alter Fed’s Policy Course

published 1 day ago
Volatility Unlikely to Alter Fed’s Policy Course
The Federal Reserve still plans to wrap up its bond-buying campaign at the end of October and remains likely to raise interest rates in mid-2015, ... more

Economic View: When a Stock Market Theory Is Contagious

published Sat, Oct 18 2014 11:31 GMT
Economic View: When a Stock Market Theory Is Contagious
Is the world economy suffering from “secular stagnation”? True or false, the idea alone could keep hurting stock prices.

Behind Private Equity’s Curtain

published Sat, Oct 18 2014 10:00 GMT
Behind Private Equity’s Curtain
Public pensions have invested billions of dollars in buyout funds, but the terms — including some startling fees — are big secrets.

Obama Orders Stronger Security on U.S. Payment Systems

published Fri, Oct 17 2014 16:40 GMT
Obama Orders Stronger Security on U.S. Payment Systems
The president acted as part of a push to protect Americans from identity theft and fraud after several large-scale data security breaches this year.