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Staples says breach affects 1.2M cards
Staples on Friday said cyber criminals may have compromised 1.2 million customer cards. On Friday, Staples gave an update to a data breach announced in October, saying criminals deployed malware to point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 ...
UPDATE 1-Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 mln cards  Reuters
Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach  Washington Post
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Nebraska jobless rate drops slightly to 3.1 percent in November from October's ...
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate was 3.1 percent for November, a slight drop from 3.4 percent in October, the state said in a report released Friday.
Gov. Scott claims victory with jobs pledge; Fla. employment continues upward ...  Naples Daily News
LA Unemployment Rate Holds Steady Despite Job Gains  Los Angeles Business Journal
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TREASURIES-US bonds market rebounds as buying re-emerges
... * Bids emerge after yield rise on Fed 'patience' on rate hike * Fed's Kocherlakota sees risks from possible 2015 lift-off * Fed's Williams views mid-2015 U.S.
Williams Sees June as Time to Start Weighing Higher Fed Rate  Businessweek
FOMC Statement: Inflation Determines Timing of First Move -- We Will Likely ...  Forbes
Feds announce first regulations for toxic coal ash
Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity.
A Look at Large Coal Ash Spills in the US  ABC News
UPDATE 1-Coal ash is not hazardous waste under US agency rules  Reuters
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Ally Financial exits TARP; feds declare program success
The Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP was authorized in 2008. It sold its last major asset, stocks in Ally Financial, in late 2014.
The auto bailout is officially over  Washington Post
U.S. sells remaining stake in Ally Financial for $1.3 bn  GlobalPost
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Nike shares fall on concerns about foreign exchange pressure
Nike shares came under pressure Friday over the potential impact of extremely volatile currency rates. The ruble is hitting all-time lows against the U.S.
Growth Fears Nick Nike, but Basketball Sneakers May Save the Day  TheStreet.com
Nike Ups Spending On Digital; Future Orders Weaken  MediaPost Communications
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Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC investigation
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Apple Responds To BBC Panorama's Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions  TechCrunch
Undercover Video Reveals Harsh Conditions Inside Apple Supplier Factory  Huffington Post
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Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion, Eclipsing Twitter
On Friday, Citigroup raised the valuation of the photo and video sharing network from $19 billion to $35 billion, right on the heels of Instagram announcing that it now has 300 million monthly active users.
Photo Sharing is Big, Big Business: Instagram is Now Reportedly Worth $35 ...  PetaPixel
Analyst: Instagram now worth 35 times what Facebook paid for it  UPI.com
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Stocks climbing more after huge 2-day rally
The stock market nearly erased the damage from its recent mini correction Friday as stocks extended a three-session that started when the Federal Reserve cheered Wall Street with its assurance that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.
Market Ends Big Week on a High Note  New York Times
Stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally  Los Angeles Times
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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete. Don't fret - you aren't alone.
Crowds to splash �2m a minute in Christmas shopping bonanza  Telegraph.co.uk
Super Saturday: The end is near for holiday shoppers  Detroit Free Press
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