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Over 15 Million Cards Replaced From Target Breach

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The credit and debit card security breach last year at Target has resulted in banks replacing 15.3 million cards so far. That number comes from the Consumer Bankers Association, which noted on Tuesday that it has cost banks over 153-million to make those replacements. The group wants Target to pay some of…

Cancellations Down, But Atlanta Remains Most Affected

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Airline passengers are facing fewer cancellations today despite the effects of winter weather and a rare deep freeze that's crippled parts of the Deep South. According to website FlightAware.com, just over 12-hundred flights have been cancelled so far today, far less than the over three-thousand U.S. departures and arrivals erased yesterday. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson…

House Set To Vote On Big Farm Bill Today

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The House is expected to approve a sweeping farm bill funding agricultural programs today. The five-year bill slashes federal food stamp programs by about one-percent. Some House conservatives wanted to make much deeper cuts in food stamps. The bipartisan measure cuts more than 20-billion dollars in agriculture programs. It eliminates some farm…

Bernanke Wrapping Up Final Round Of Meetings As Fed Chief

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wraps up his final round of meetings as head of the U.S. central bank today. Turmoil in emerging markets and disappointing job growth here at home will likely not deter the Fed in its effort to scale back federal stimulus buying. That bond buying was a key…

Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies At 94

Posted On January 28, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The "Father of American Folk Music" has died. "The New York Times" says Pete Seeger passed away Monday at the age of 94. Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson, says the iconic singer-songwriter and activist died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Throughout his lengthy career -- which saw him…