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  • Obama calls for new laws on data hacking, says tech advances come with privacy risks

    President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked and protecting students' private data. Obama also called for more free access to all consumer credit...
  • Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches

     Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches
    In the wake of high-profile data breaches, President Obama proposed legislation to require companies to notify customers within 30 days of discovering that their personal information was exposed to hackers. The initiative was one of several data...
  • JC Penney to shut 40 stores and cut 2,250 jobs this year

    J.C. Penney Co. said that it will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to improve its profitability. Most of the stores, located in malls around the country, will close by April 4. The Plano, Texas, company...
  • Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches

    Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches
    President Obama on Monday proposed the first federal standard for data breaches, which would require companies to notify customers within 30 days of the discovery that their personal information was exposed to hackers. In a speech at the Federal Trade...
  • Obama to push cybersecurity, identity theft and online access plans

    Obama to push cybersecurity, identity theft and online access plans
    President Obama will focus on high technology next week, announcing efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, prevent identity theft and increase Internet access, the White House said Saturday. The initiatives will be included in his State of the Union...
  • Macy's, J.C. Penney Announce Store Closings Nationwide; None In Connecticut Listed

    J.C. Penney Co., and Macy's announced Thursday they are closing more than 50 department stores nationwide, but none of the stores listed by the companies is in Connecticut. J.C. Penney said it would close about 40 stores this year and cut roughly 2,250...
  • Staples customer data exposed in security breach

    Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach this year. The office supply retailer announced in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of...
  • Hacking of Sony could be a harbinger of cyberwarfare

    Hacking of Sony could be a harbinger of cyberwarfare
    In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film "The Interview," we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release. — Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dec. 17 We have just witnessed the...
  • Top national, international business stories of 2014

    Top national, international business stories of 2014
    So many stories, so hard to choose a top 12. The world of business didn't disappoint in 2014, with megadeals, a fictional assassination plot, hacking and new agreements to clear the air dominating the news. Long-suffering Detroit took a big step...
  • 15 things travelers should know when planning a trip in 2015

    15 things travelers should know when planning a trip in 2015
    If we had a crystal ball, using its intelligence to figure out how to be a thriftier, smarter, trendier traveler would bring a big payoff. We don't have such an orb, but we do have some ideas on what the coming year holds for those who make the world...
  • Hollywood flunks the screen test

    The plot was so bizarre it was hard to believe: The government of North Korea, offended by an adolescent comedy that jokes about assassinating Kim Jong-un, warns Americans not to go see the movie because they might blow up any theatre that screens it....