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  • Fort Lauderdale store included in Dairy Queen breach

    Fort Lauderdale store included in Dairy Queen breach
    A DQ Grill & Chill in Fort Lauderdale is among nearly 400 stores nationwide where customers' credit card information may have been compromised. International Dairy Queen Inc. announced that the chain has been struck by the Backoff malware, which has hit...
  • Commissioners vote to create a medical marijuana business zone

    Commissioners vote to create a medical marijuana business zone
    The Winter Park City Commission voted to establish a special city zone where any medical marijuana centers would be located – but only after several councilors stressed that this should not be interpreted as a vote in favor of marijuana. “...
  • French bank turns to Twitter for money transfers

    French bank turns to Twitter for money transfers
    PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - One of France's largest banks launched a service on Tuesday to allow its customers to transfer money to other people via tweets on social network Twitter Inc. . The move by Groupe BPCE [BPCE.UL], France's second largest bank...
  • Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA seeks to swap 2016, 2017 bonds- source

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA is preparing a major swap of its 2016 and 2017 bonds to ease looming debt payment burdens, a senior source at the company said. The company, the socialist government's financial engine, is currently...
  • Two Orlando Dairy Queens part of data breach

    Two Orlando Dairy Queens part of data breach
    Two Orlando Dairy Queen locations are part of the data breach that could have compromised customer credit cards at nearly 400 stores nationwide, said International Dairy Queen Inc. officials Thursday. Both DQ Grill & Chill restaurants, located on East...
  • Ethics panel to make final decision in Margate credit card case

    Ethics panel to make final decision in Margate credit card case
    After years of controversy, the ethics case against a former Margate commissioner and vice mayor is inching toward a conclusion. The Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to discuss a settlement agreement with David McLean, who has admitted using...
  • Wells Fargo profit up, but home-loan demand down in 3rd quarter

    Wells Fargo posted higher profit in the third quarter as revenue rose across its business lines, offsetting slumping demand for home loans. The fourth-largest U.S. bank by assets made $5.7 billion in profit in the quarter, up 3 percent from the third...
  • U.S. banks ramp up credit card lending but margins may suffer

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As traditional Wall Street moneymakers like stock and bond trading suffer, banks are growing increasingly willing to invest in less glamorous operations: their credit card businesses. JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc and other big...
  • Susan Tompor: Using a credit card for college tuition rings up fees

    Paying for one's college tuition by going online and using a credit card sounds super convenient. But it's also a really easy way to get hit with hundreds of dollars in extra fees. The average convenience fee for colleges that accept credit cards is 2.62...
  • Prepaying student loans may mean less money in retirement

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rising student loan debt may be hampering young people's ability to buy homes or even move out of their parents' basements. But that does not mean student loan borrowers always should be in a hurry to pay off this debt. In fact,...
  • Ask An Expert Hotline 2014

    Ask An Expert Hotline 2014
    The annual Ask An Expert Hotline drew about 200 people seeking advice about investments, retirement planning and other money matters. The free event is sponsored each year by the Orlando Sentinel and the Central Florida chapter of the Financial Planning...