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Senate Hearings On Target Breach Start Next Week

Posted On February 01, 2014

(Maywood, NJ) -- The Senate Banking Committee will be holding hearings on Target's credit card data breach next week. New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, who called for the hearings, says he hopes they will shed light on what additional steps are necessary to protect consumers.   After hearing several large chains were hacked recently, Menendez…

Stocks Dive On Emerging Market Worries

Posted On January 31, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Stocks are tanking amid worries over troubled emerging markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points in early trading. The rocky morning quickly erased yesterday's gains. Stock in toy maker Mattel was down more than ten percent in early trading after its quarterly profit missed estimates.

Human Remains Found Along Michigan Road

Posted On January 31, 2014

(China Township, MI) -- Authorities are investigating the discovery of bags of human remains along a road in St. Clair County, Michigan. Yesterday afternoon officials received a call about an SUV driven by a middle-aged white woman who was seen dumping garbage bags from the vehicle. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says detectives found…

Hackers Attack Yahoo Mail Accounts

Posted On January 31, 2014

(Undated) -- Yahoo and federal authorities are investigating a string of Yahoo Mail hacks. Yahoo announced last night that there was a coordinated effort by hackers who tried to log into email accounts by using stolen usernames and passwords. Yahoo hasn't said how many accounts were affected. Yahoo has reset the passwords for users whose…

Study Will Pay You $3,000 To Get Flu

Posted On January 31, 2014

(Undated) -- The federal government is paying people to get the flu. The National Institutes of Health announced this week that it's paying three-thousand dollars each to people who volunteer for a flu study. Researchers spray live flu virus into the noses of volunteers, and they'll watch to see what happens as the test subjects…