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  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information.
  • Activation fees for gift cards are tough to justify

    Why does it cost $4 to activate a gift card? Encino resident Carol Powell, 67, posed that question to me after being told by a Target cashier about the cost for getting a $25 prepaid card up and running. Powell planned to give the card to a low-income...

    Christmas creep a trick and treat to boost Santa sales

    Christmas creep a trick and treat to boost Santa sales
    Chicago temperatures in the 70s this week be damned, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, maybe not a lot, but enough. Holiday items are popping up in stores. Catalogs are showing up in the mail. The price cuts already have begun, and wise...

    Holiday Shoppers Nationwide Will Find More Mall Services

    Holiday Shoppers Nationwide Will Find More Mall Services
    Just 46 shopping days until Christmas. (Yes, I included Thanksgiving Day in that count, since many stores will be open for business by the time you've finished your second piece of pumpkin pie. J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. and Sears, Macy's and Kohl'...

    Boomers Remain Loyal To Milky Ways, M&Ms

    Boomers Remain Loyal To Milky Ways, M&Ms
    I gave up celebrating Halloween when I got to high school. Cool became more important than candy. Cool did not trick or treat, although cool did miss the candy. Halloween has changed since baby boomers were canvassing the neighborhood in pursuit of...