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Facebook foreclosures on the rise

In the age of the online over-share, combined with the current slew of foreclosures and mortgage drama, it may not come as too much of a shock to hear that social networking and banking have merged in a very serious way. Attorneys and mortgage lenders in Canada, New Zealand and…

U.S., Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Romanian police have arrested more than 100 people in a year-long effort to stop Internet fraud schemes that have cost Americans more than $100 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. Romanian police carried out 117 raids on Friday, the Justice Department said. They…

In a first for Starbucks, Chile workers strike

SANTIAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp has been hit with its first strike at a company-operated cafe in Chile, where some workers are seeking pay and benefit increases, union and company representatives told Reuters on Friday. Starbucks was quick to say that its 31 cafes in Chile would remain open…

Apple fixes security flaw in iPhone, iPad software

BOSTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc has plugged a hole in the software that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch music players that could allow hackers to take remote control of those devices. The security flaw came to light nine days ago as the website www.jailbreakme.com released code that Apple customers…

S&P threatens downgrade of U.S. finance companies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s on Friday raised the pressure on Washington debt negotiators, saying it could downgrade insurers, securities clearinghouses, mortgage agencies and a laundry list of other firms if there is not a deal soon to lift the debt ceiling and cut the deficit. The ratings…

Senate bill would kill stock option tax break

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A tax code loophole that gives corporations large deductions on executive stock options would be closed under legislation unveiled on Friday. As Congress and the White House struggled with budget issues, Democratic Senator Carl Levin offered the measure, calling it a promising revenue-raiser that would discontinue “a…

Economy still affects access to basic needs: Gallup

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans’ access to basic needs, ranging from food and shelter to clean water and healthcare, has not significantly improved since the height of the recession, according to a Gallup study released on Friday. The Basic Access Index, a 13-item measure of Americans’ access to basic necessities, was…

Economic slump curbs Americans’ summer travel

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Hit by the country’s economic slow-down, a majority of Americans do not plan to travel this summer, and most of those who will won’t be going far from home, according to a new poll. Over a third, or 34 percent, of people surveyed in a…

Attorney General Holder formally announces News Corp. probe

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Department of Justice would launch an investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at News Corporation, to determine if anyone at the company attempted to spy on or bribe American citizens or officials. “There have been members of Congress in the United States…

Major News Corp. investor calls for Brooks to quit

LONDON — Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a major shareholder in Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-hit News Corp. organisation, on Thursday said under-fire executive Rebekah Brooks “had to go”. “For sure she has to go, you bet she has to go,” News Corp.’s second largest shareholder said of Brooks on BBC’s…

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