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TOKYO (Reuters) - The British pound rose sharply after early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.
Home Depot announced on Thursday that 56 million people were affected when the store's payment data system was hacked earlier this year.
The pound sterling has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as early counts suggested a "No" vote to independence in Scotland's referendum.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs.