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Apple and China Mobile announce a deal that could potentially put the iPhone into the hands of 700 million new Chinese customers. Next, we all know about the big Target hack that compromised the debit cards of millions of Target’s shoppers. What made the company and  makes so many American companies vulnerable to this kind of attack:  the magnetic strip. Why are we still using it when so many other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards? Finally, it’s D-day for millions of uninsured who want to get their policies in motion by Jan. 1.

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Working the holiday... by choice

Dec 23, 2013
There are a lot of Americans working during the holidays. Not all of them do it because they have to.

Target credit hack relied on failings of magnetic strip

Dec 23, 2013
The credit card magnetic strip remains prevalent in the U.S, when other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards.

If you haven't signed up for Obamacare yet ...

Dec 23, 2013
It’s D-day for millions of uninsured who want to get their policies in motion by Jan. 1.

China Mobile: Merry Christmas, Apple

Dec 23, 2013
Ever since Apple released the iPhone six years ago, it’s been trying to gain access to largest pool of telephone subscribers on the planet. -That would belong to China Mobile, which has 760 million customers. Christmas has arrived early for Apple. The two companies finally reached a deal to sell iPhones to this untapped market.

More nutritional advice from McDonalds

Dec 23, 2013
What does the fast food giant have to say about healthy eating?

Is there hope for a new classic Christmas song?

Dec 23, 2013
Why have we gone 19 years without a new classic Christmas song?

Apple and China Mobile announce a deal that could potentially put the iPhone into the hands of 700 million new Chinese customers. Next, we all know about the big Target hack that compromised the debit cards of millions of Target’s shoppers. What made the company and  makes so many American companies vulnerable to this kind of attack:  the magnetic strip. Why are we still using it when so many other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards? Finally, it’s D-day for millions of uninsured who want to get their policies in motion by Jan. 1.

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