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A Look Around the Nation and the World - Asian Stock Market, and More

Week in Review
June 29, 2015 5:30 PM

It’s been a fantastic ride in recent years for the global elite, particularly in Asia, where a scorching stock market has put the region on track to become the wealthiest in the world.

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Reports and Announcements - U.S. Manufacturing Faltering and More!

Week in Review
June 29, 2015 4:30 PM

U.S. manufacturing faltered in May and is likely to continue to sputter amid headwinds from a strengthening dollar and weak global demand.

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Wall Street Wrap-Up Including a Slowing Chinese Economy and More

Week in Review
June 29, 2015 3:12 PM

American companies have complained for the past year that the headwinds of a strong dollar and a slowing Chinese economy are hurting their earnings. For sellers of scrap metal, used cardboard boxes, and other waste, those headwinds are more like a hurricane.

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Net Neutrality Update - The Fight Isn’t Over Yet

Bottom Line IT
June 26, 2015 4:30 PM

The FCC’s net neutrality laws went into effect after a federal judge approved the introduction of the regulations over strong objections from cable and telecommunication companies.

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It’s Time to Accept that our Personal Data is Already Compromised

Bottom Line IT
June 26, 2015 3:30 PM

In an era where no company (or government) is invulnerable to data hacking, it might just be prudent to assume that your identity information has already been stolen, and take appropriate steps to make it more difficult to capitalize on the information. You can put security freezes on your credit, pull regular reports, and/or engage a monitoring service such as IDShield or LifeLock.

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Test your Executives Cyber Security Skills Through Virtual Game

Bottom Line IT
June 26, 2015 2:30 PM

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has released a new role-playing game for the boardroom: Game of Threats. The simulation is designed to take executives through a realistic information security scenario, where their company is under cyber-attack and they need to find a way to reduce vulnerabilities and fix problems that are caused by hackers.

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Massive Data Breach at US Government Revealed

Bottom Line IT
June 26, 2015 1:30 PM

A data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Government’s central repository of government employee information, resulted in the theft of 14 million names, including current and former federal employees, as well as civilian contractors and even civilian references for federal job applicants.

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Easy to Break Your Passwords? You will be Surprised by the Answer!

Bottom Line IT
June 26, 2015 12:30 PM

All passwords are hashed before being stored. A hash is a one-way function that transforms an input into a jumbled output. Hacking software often utilizes brute force attacks to try every single combination of characters to crack a password.

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Management Tips for Small Business Success

Business Next
June 26, 2015 10:30 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with business coach and consultant, Tom Borg, about two key types of leadership styles; measurement as an important factor of small business success; three crucial questions every entrepreneur needs to ask him or herself; five critical components to running an effective meeting; tips on getting your team engaged during meetings; and the meaning of "the emperor has no clothes" syndrome. Listen in for management tips for your small business.

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Password Manager App, LastPass, Discloses Breach

Bottom Line IT
June 26, 2015 10:30 AM

LastPass is a well-known password manager which offers users a central place to store passwords and helps make passwords more secure. However, they lost email addresses and password reminders in a recent breach of their databases by hackers.

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