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IRS Issues Statement On Unauthorized Access Of Taxpayer Transcripts
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Congress is asking questions about IRS hack  Washington Post
Audits and reports warned of IRS computer safety risks  USA TODAY
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Wearable fitness tracker maker Fitbit sued by rival Jawbone
SAN FRANCISCO Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit Inc is being accused by rival Jawbone of attempting to steal core confidential data about Jawbone's business, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.
Jawbone sues Fitbit and ex-employees for stealing its biggest secrets  The Verge
Jawbone: Fitbit Employees Stole Company Secrets  TIME
McDonald's To Become More Tight-Lipped About Sales
McDonald's McDonald's plans to stop publishing monthly sales reports, limiting the frequency with which investors are updated on how many (or as of late, how few) burgers and fries the Golden Arches is selling around the globe.
McDonald's, Unable to Fix Its Dismal Monthly Sales Numbers, Will Now ...  Slate Magazine (blog)
McDonald's CEO talks toasting and searing  Crain's Chicago Business
Tiffany Surges as New Products Push Profit Above Estimates
Tiffany & Co. shares jumped the most in almost six years after the jewelry chain's first-quarter results topped analysts' estimates, a sign newer products such as its T collection are helping fuel sales.
Tiffany Beats on Q1 Earnings & Sales, Keeps Outlook Intact - Analyst Blog  Nasdaq
Tiffany's Beat the Street on Sales in the Americas and Europe  Times Gazette
Late-night Taco Bell deliveries: Coming to a college near you?
College students may no longer have to leave their dorms to get their late-night Taco Bell fix. lRelated Adios fake pepper: Taco Bell and Pizza Hut to get rid of artificial flavors · BUSINESS · Adios fake pepper: Taco Bell and Pizza Hut to get rid of artificial flavors.
Are Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Actually Getting Healthier?  TIME
Taco Bell to Test Delivery System on College Campuses  Newsweek
Tech, healthcare lead Wall St. higher; Nasdaq hits record
U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Wednesday and the Nasdaq logged a record high close, led by a rebound in technology and healthcare stocks and optimism that Greece would avoid defaulting on its debt.
US stocks end higher; Nasdaq closes at record on tech rally  MarketWatch
Nasdaq closes at record high as Greece raises hopes of debt deal  Telegraph.co.uk
European shares rebound on reports of possible Greek deal
European shares rebounded on Wednesday from a one-week low the day before, supported by the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors.
Greek PM and EU officials can't even agree to disagree  MarketWatch
UPDATE 3-Michael Kors posts slowest revenue growth since going public
... * Tough competition, "brand fatigue" hit N. American handbag sales. * Forecasts full-year sales, profit below analysts' estimates.
Handbags a little bit lighter for Michael Kors  The Times (subscription)
Investors to Michael Kors: You're out  MarketWatch
Euro ticks up, stocks rise as Greece fights for deal
NEW YORK Equities markets rose on Wednesday, lead by gains in European stocks, and the euro edged up on signs, later dismissed, that Greece and its creditors were drafting an agreement that would provide Athens much-needed debt relief.
FOREX-Dollar hits 8-year high vs yen, euro edges up  Reuters UK
$A slips below US77� mark, global equities rally on Greece  The Australian Financial Review
NC jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent as labor force grows
North Carolina's unemployment rate rose in April as improved economic conditions statewide continue to encourage people to rejoin the labor force to look for and find jobs.
Unemployment rate drops in all Wisconsin counties, big cities last month  Minneapolis Star Tribune
Unemployment rates fall statewide  Delphos Herald