Business & Economy
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Marriott data breach affects up to 500 million

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/30/18, 11:16 am

Marriott on Friday announced a massive data breach that compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests at its Starwood hotels. The company said that it discovered unauthorized access within its Starwood reservation network, which includes Sheraton, Westin, and other hotel brands, has been occurring since 2014. Some guests’ credit card numbers and expiration dates could have been taken, according to the company.

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Shoppers line up on Black Friday (and Thursday, too)

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/18, 12:55 pm

The Christmas shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday, but early bird shoppers in stores that opened Thursday evening have already snatched up some of the season’s most popular items. BlackFriday.com reported that Target had sold out of the Nintendo Switch, Apple Watch, PlayStation 4, and Instant Pot pressure cooker by Friday morning. Walmart also ran out of the PlayStation 4 and Instant Pot on Thursday.

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SEC wants Musk out at Tesla

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/28/18, 11:34 am

Tesla stocks slid on Friday after government securities regulators asked on Thursday for the removal of Elon Musk as CEO of the electric car company. The Securities and Exchange Commission asked the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to bar Musk from serving as an officer or director of a public company. The complaint says that Musk’s claim on Twitter in August that funding was secured for Tesla Inc. to go private at $420 a share was false and amounted to securities fraud. Musk and the company’s board later said they decided not to go private after all.

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