Equifax Hacked: Credit Reporting Company Breached, Could Affect 143 Million Americans

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
Credit reporting firm Equifax reported Thursday that it experienced a “cybersecurity incident” that exposed credit card numbers and personal information for hundreds of thousands of Americans and may affect as many as 143 million consumers in the United States. Equifax said criminals exploited a web application vulnerability that allowed them to gain access to sensitive data. The company’s investigation found unauthorized access to the credit card numbers of approximately 209,000 and personally identifying information of approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers.

Florida Governor Mistakenly Calls Fuel-Finding App ‘Go Buddy,’ Not Gas Buddy

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
As Hurricane Irma swiftly approaches the state of Florida, residents are preparing for the impact. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the evacuation of several counties including Miami Dade and Monroe where evacuations were mandatory as of Thursday. A statement from his office said further evacuation orders were expected as the storm neared.

Google Maps Introduces Measure Distance Feature For iPhone, iPad

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
The Google Maps app has gotten a very familiar feature thanks to a new update. This feature has been part of the web version of Maps for some time now, so it’s good to know that Google has decided to introduce it to the official app for iPhone and iPad devices. 

Apple Shares Drop As Report Says iPhone 8 Had Glitches, Delays

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
Apple saw its shares drop Thursday afternoon following a report by the Wall Street Journal that said the upcoming iPhone 8 was “plagued by production glitches” that could lead to “extended supply shortfalls and shipping delays.”

Carbon Black’s Patrick Morley Talks Cybersecurity Trends, Non-Malware IoT Attacks

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
Cybersecurity remains a growing concern for companies, thanks to the potential for attacks from hacker and other third parties. International Business Times talked with Patrick Morley, CEO at security firm Carbon Black, to learn more about the hurdles companies face when implementing security standards and the concerns facing businesses who want to keep themselves secure in the future. IBT: When a company is figuring out how to develop sound cybersecurity practices that meet their needs, what’s one area that they typically overlook?

Dylan O’Brien Talks Life Post-‘Teen Wolf’ And ‘Maze Runner’

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
Sci-fi/fantasy fans know Dylan O’Brien for two roles that he has been playing for years. TV audiences recognize him as Stiles from “Teen Wolf” and movie goers know him as Thomas in “The Maze Runner” trilogy. Soon, he’ll leave both of those roles behind.

Kate Middleton Devastated After Missing Son’s First Day Due To Pregnancy

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
For most mothers, the first day of school for their children is an emotional day that they are eager to be a part of. Unfortunately for Kate Middleton, the expecting mom was forced to miss her son’s first experience in school due to something out of her control.

Delta Adds 2,000 Plane Tickets For Hurricane Irma After Price Gouging Accusations

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
Delta added 2,000 more seats Thursday to help people who wanted to flee Hurricane Irma. The day before, however, they were accused of price gouging an evacuee 600 percent after the traveler tried to purchase a Delta ticket from Miami to Phoenix through Expedia.

Will Publix Close In Florida To Prepare For Hurricane Irma?

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »
Shortly after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction in the Caribbean, Florida residents flocked to stores to stock up on food and supplies to prepare for the impending Category 5 storm. Last-minute shoppers should hurry as supermarket chain Publix announced that it will close stores. 

Gold Steamrolls Higher Despite Fed Hawk

Trading 07 sept 2017 Commentaire »

Gold prices continued to surge Thursday despite hawkish rhetoric from a Federal Reserve official.

A day after two of her colleagues suggested that further interest rate hikes could hurt the economy, Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said exactly the opposite.

"In my view, if economic conditions evolve as anticipated, I believe further removal of accommodation via gradual increases in the fed funds rate will be needed and will help sustain the expansion," she said.

Still, gold hit fresh yearly highs due to a weak dollar and mounting geopolitical tensions.

Dec. gold gained $11.30, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,350.30/oz, the highest in just over a year.

In economic news, the Labor Department released a report showing a sharp increase in first-time claims for unemployment benefits in the week ended September 2nd.

With Hurricane Harvey hurting Houston, initial jobless claims jumped to 298,000, an increase of 62,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 236,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to rise to 241,000.

The European Central Bank today kept all three of its interest rates unchanged and said it expects rates to remain at their current levels for an extended period of time.

The central bank also confirmed that its net asset purchases are intended to run at the current monthly pace of 60 billion euros until the end of December, or beyond, if necessary.

ECB President Mario Draghi's subsequent press conference was seen as dovish, as he said inflation is still expected to move towards the bank's target but warned downside economic risks continue to exist.

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