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Cloud Security: How Safe are Your Photos, Data on iCloud or Other Online Services?

The Labor Day Weekend has been awash with media reports of nude photos leaked online by a hacker who allegedly broke into Apple iCloud accounts. // Actress Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton are two of ...
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Most Americans Believe Great Recession has ‘Permanently’ Damaged Economy, Study Says

Most Americans believe the Great Recession has left a “permanent” negative impact on the U.S. economy, and they are more anxious now than ever about the future. // A new study out of Rutgers University ...

Apple Reportedly Partners with Visa, MasterCard, AmEx for ‘iWallet’ Mobile Payments in iPhone 6

Apple has reportedly reached agreements with American Express, Visa and MasterCard to offer an “iWallet” service that allows consumers to use their iPhone 6 to pay for goods at brick-and-mortar stores. ...

New iPhone Kick-Off Brings Hot Seller’s Market for Older Models, Says eBay

The world is bracing for the announcement of the iPhone 6, which will debut the first substantially larger handset from Apple since the device’s introduction seven years ago. // But with the debut of a new ...

Apple’s ‘iWatch or iBand’ and Timex Ironman: Will You Dish Out $400 for One of These?

A new report puts a $400 price tag on the likely high-end version of Apple’s iWatch, or iBand, the wrist device that has the potential to jumpstart the new line of wearables. // But will consumers pay $400 ...

Banks See Biggest Jump in Loan, Lease Balances Since Financial Crisis: FDIC

Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) continue to report healthy earnings overall, with aggregate net income of $40.2 billion in the second quarter ...

Fannie, Freddie Not Moving Fast Enough to Help Distressed Homeowners, Advocates Say

Homeowner advocates say that the Federal Housing Finance Authority, the independent U.S. agency that oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is taking to long to help the most-troubled borrowers reduce ...

Chase Security Breach: Consumers Should Be Worried, But Mostly Vigilante

Another potentially damaging data breach could impact millions of Americans after JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, was breached in what appears to be a coordinated cyberattack against multiple banks. // There ...

IRS: Scam Phone Calls Persist; Here are 5 Easy Ways to Spot Them

More than four months have passed since April 15, but the Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Thursday alerting taxpayers that phone scams persist, with many callers saying you owe money or have a refund ...

Having It Burger King’s Way: Whopper Goes Canadian in Troubling Tax Strategy

Burger King executives are defending the deal that has the Home of the Whopper buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons for about $11 billion. // Essentially, the deal moves Burger King out of the ...
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