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Five Steps to Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.


Home Depot Breach Worse Than Thought

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected far more customers than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.


Argentine Bond Case Stuck in Appeals Court

A hearing in the case of Argentine debt and U.S. hedge funds seeking to unblock payments for restructured debt bonds has concluded without a verdict from the court.


GlaxoSmithKline Hit With Record Fine

The China branch of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $489 million for paying bribes, a verdict the firm "fully accepts" in an contrite statement.


All-American Pabst Brewing Co. Being Sold to Russians

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.


Alibaba Prices IPO at $68 a Share

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasures, priced its initial public offering at the top end of the expected price range.


Philly Fed Indicates Slower Growth In September

A report released by the Philly Fed on Thursday showed that its diffusion index for current activity fell to 22.5 in September from a three-year high of 28.0 in August.


Weekly Jobless Claims Drop Sharply

The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.


Sistema Chief Arrested on Money-laundering Charges

Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of Russia's richest men, has been placed under house arrest on accusations of money laundering.


Trucking Company May Pay Millions in Amtrak Crash

Nevada freight company John Davis Trucking could be forced to pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that faulted one of its drivers for a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people.


Petrobras Accused of Political Kickbacks

Petrobras is a pillar of the Brazilian economy, with production of 2.5 million barrels of oil per day, 87,000 employees and control over the biggest oil deposits discovered in the world this century.


Auxilium Faces $2.2 Billion Offer From Endo Pharmaceuticals

Endo International P.L.C. Tuesday offered to buy all of the shares of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals for $2.2 billion, or $28.10 per share.


Pizza Hut Gives 'Skinny Slice' Pie a Try

Pizza Hut is testing a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.


FedEx Adding 50,000 Holiday Jobs

FedEx plans to hire some 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries, up from 20,000 last year.


U.S. Steel Jumps on Revised Outlook

Shares of U.S. Steel soared Wednesday after the steelmaker said it expects third-quarter results to exceed expectations and that its Canadian subsidiary will explore a bankruptcy restructuring that ultimately allows it to compete more effectively.


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