Don't be fooled by ransomware that talks to you — it's a scam

Man Paying Ransom To Black Hat Ransomware Author

Ransomware is a common and an effective way for criminals to scare people into forking over payment...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 19,664.97 Low: 19,527.83 Close: 19,614.81 Change: +65.19 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2246.19 +4.84 NYSE Index: 11,149.96 +35.35 Nasdaq Composite Index: 5417.36 +23.60 NYSE MKT Composite: 2284.79 —1.76 Russell 2000 Index: 1386.37 +21.86 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Coke targets "foodies" as more people move away from sodas

Cokes Fast-Food Image

NEW YORK (AP) — What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda. Coca-Cola is trying to sell more of its flagship beverage by suggesting the cola can accompany a wide range of meals, rather than just the fast...


Kane Co., caught in financial squeeze, will close most operations, lay off 950

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Kane Company, the nation’s largest commercial mover, is closing most of its operations as of Sunday and laying off about 950 employees. “We implemented an orderly wind down of the business, where we will cease taking new business and will complete...


US indexes rack up the records; euro, bonds slide

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks are breaking records, extending their surge amid a renewed selloff in bonds after Mario Draghi signaled he will bolster stimulus in the euro area if a proposed reduction in the current level of asset purchases fails to shore up the economy. The European Central...


This Honda concept car will have emotions of its own

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Chances are you either love or hate your car - and soon the feeling could be mutual. Japanese automaker Honda will showcase a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show next month that is capable of understanding the driver’s emotions and developing emotions of its...


BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Thursday, December 08, 2016. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.45; hard red winter 3.41; DNS 5.20; hard white 3.81; BURLEY __ soft white 3.40, up 5; hard red winter 3.45, up 5; DNS 5.00, up 5; barley...


Mortgage rates climb to highs not seen in more than two years

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Mortgage rates increased for the sixth week in a row to highs not seen in more than two years. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4.13 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a...


Surgeon General sounding alarm on teens' use of e-cigarettes

Surgeon General E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. In a report released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and...


California may feel the pain of an Arctic blast 2,000 miles away

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. It’s freezing in Chicago, and California could feel it -- in the form of a bump in natural gas prices. California may see prices for the heating fuel rise as the state’s biggest gas storage field remains shut after a massive leak last year. That makes it increasingly dependent...


Anglo confronts divorce in miner's South Africa birthplace

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. In 1917, Ernest Oppenheimer met with South African general and soon-to-be prime minister Jan Smuts to seek his blessing for a new mining company called Anglo American. Smuts wanted one assurance -- the company was there for the long haul. Anglo, along with its sister company De...

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