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Tech Review: No cash, cards, just mobile pay for a week

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free mobile services work in the real world.

Tech Review: Pros, cons of mobile-payment systems

Wireless? Bar codes? What's the best way to pay with your phone?

Cybersecurity firm IDs new Apple-targeting malware

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China.

Investors find better balance in their 401(k)s

Fewer investors are going all-in with their retirement savings.

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Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses

Hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to customers' card data, Home Depot said Thursday.

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Dow, S&P 500 step further into record territory

Solid profits for big companies and optimistic economic news helped nudge the stock market to another record high Thursday.

OPEC shaken by Saudi price move

Saudi Arabia showed little concern for fellow OPEC members by unilaterally cutting its oil prices to the U.S. this week, a move that casts doubts on the cartel's credibility and its ability to find a common plan to stabilize the slumping energy market.

US stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds

Stocks returned to record levels on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy stocks. The stock market also gained after the completion of midterm elections that saw Republicans take control of the Senate.

US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.

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.