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  • Staples investigating possible credit card data breach

    Staples is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest US retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack. Staples shares fell in early morning trading on the news. 

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  • The New Economy Is there a retirement savings crisis or not?

    Retirement income isn't adequate in 49 of 50 states, according to a recent survey, adding to a rash of conflicting information about how financially ready (or not) Americans are for their retirement years. So are we in the midst of a retirement crisis? Or is all the hand-wringing overblown? 

  • Airbnb listings in New York are mostly illegal, AG says (+video)

    Airbnb listings offered by the short-term rental service are largely in violation of city and state laws, New York state's attorney general charged Thursday. The report also charged that many of the Airbnb listings are placed by commercial operators running illegal hotels, not by New Yorkers renting out a spare room.

  • Apple grows its video game footprint with new iPad (+video)

    Apple footprint in the video game world is getting bigger. And that could be good news for the company's bottom line. With the recent launch of the large screen iPhone 6 Plus and Thursday's expected introduction of a souped-up iPad, Apple could become an even larger player in the video game world.  

  • Saving Money The first Black Friday ad is already here

    The first Black Friday ad is here, courtesy of Black Friday veteran Harbor Freight. So now that the holiday seal is broken, what else can you expect from Black Friday ads in the coming days?

  • Jobless claims in the US slide to a 14-year low (+video)

    Jobless claims fell to a 14-year low last week, a positive signal that could counter doubts over whether the economy is shifting into a higher gear. Jobless claims dropped  23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Amazon to hire 80,000 extra workers for the holiday rush

    Amazon is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers as it looks to improve its shipping efficiency during the crucial holiday season. Amazon said that thousands of the seasonal jobs are expected to become permanent positions.

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