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Neiman Marcus Says Hackers Stole Credit Card Data

The upscale retailer isn't yet saying how many customers might be at risk, but it is confirming that a breach of credit card data took place. The company says it learned of "potentially unauthorized payment card activity" before Christmas.
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$1.35 Billion In Losses Reported By Nevada's Major Casinos

For the fifth straight year, Nevada's big casinos report net losses – a total of $1.35 billion in the most recent fiscal year. Statewide, 263 casinos grossed at least $1 million in gaming revenue, totaling $23 billion, according to a report released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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Will Bad Jobless Data Spur Action On Unemployment Insurance?

Just as the Senate seemed to descend into another round of partisan gridlock, this time over extending emergency jobless benefits, the arrival of a surprisingly weak December jobs report raised the pressure on lawmakers to act.
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Tech Companies 'Gob-Smacked' To Find NSA Collecting Data

Steven Levy, senior writer for Wired, has written an article called "How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet." He tells Audie Cornish about what he learned from security personnel at many of the top tech companies. They claim that they were surprised to learn of the National Security Agency's data gathering.
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American Beer Fans, Praise The Heavens: A Trappist Brewery In U.S.

Trappist monks are known for producing some of the world's finest beers. But until recently, all of them were brewed in Europe. Next week, Spencer Trappist Ale, made by the monks of St. Joseph's Abbey in Massachusetts, hits retail shelves.
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How A Community Bank Tripped On Footnote 1,861 Of The Volcker Rule

An obscure provision in the finance overhaul is causing problems for small banks. It turns out, it's hard to figure out which risks banks should be allowed to take.
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Minimum Wage Fight Takes Shape Across The Map

Raising the minimum wage has become a focus for Democrats both in Congress and in statehouses around the nation. But anywhere it's on the ballot, expect an aggressive campaign to defeat it.
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December Jobs Report Disappoints

The monthly jobs report released Friday morning was a disappointment. Economists were expecting 200,000 new jobs. Employers actually added just 74,000. The unemployment rate did fall to 6.7 percent, but it was mainly because many people dropped out of the labor force.
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For Target, Holiday Woes Are Worse Than Expected

Target announced that the data breach late last year was even worse than originally reported. Personal information, including phone numbers and email addresses, from as many as 70 million customers may have been compromised. On top of that, Target says that the revelation of the data breach depressed fourth-quarter sales during the holiday season.
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Tech Week That Was: CES, T-Mobile CEO And Predictions For 2014

In this first full week of 2014, tech headlines came fast and furiously out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and beyond.

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