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Identity theft victims lose more than money

Personal data was stolen from 100 million Americans this year in cyber-attacks and thefts from retailers, banks and hospitals. Many of them will become victims of identity theft. While the financial hit to people and companies is real, the emotional impact can be “life-altering,” says Terrell McSweeny, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, at a conference Wednesday.

Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market

The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market — a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike.

Stocks slip after Fed statement

An optimistic statement from the Federal Reserve sent the dollar up and gold prices down Wednesday as traders prepared for rising interest rates.

Panera misses Street 3Q forecasts

Panera Bread Co. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $39.2 million.

Express Scripts meets 3Q profit forecasts

Express Scripts Holding Co. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $582.3 million.

Stocks rise as profits, confidence index climb

Strong corporate earnings pushed up stocks across industries on Tuesday, with the energy sector and small companies leading the gains.

Earnings from Microsoft, others drive stocks up

The stock market is closing out its best week in almost two years as earnings gains from Microsoft and others got investors in a buying mood.

A blue Christmas for Amazon?

It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

Microsoft’s latest earnings report shows CEO Satya Nadella is making progress in his push to embrace cloud computing.

Stocks surge as US companies report higher profits

Stocks are closing with big gains after several major U.S. companies reported higher profits.

Education Dept. loosens eligibility for parent loan program

The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.

FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.

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Staples investigating possible data breach

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

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McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide

After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

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Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations.