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In other cases, cybercriminals may attack small businesses in order to access larger companies they do business with, Kaiser said. When hackers gained access to Target in 2013, for example, they did so through the company’s HVAC vendor, Kaiser said. Nearly 90 percent of businesses reported having put in place some cybersecurity protection, according to
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The total value of all bitcoins in existence (roughly 66 million) stands at about $86 billion. Add in the other few hundred cryptocurrencies and it’s a $155 billion market. Yet these new assets comprise just a fraction of the world’s multitrillion currency market. And as a new asset with a smaller pool of investors, cryptocurrencies
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After back-to-back storms pummeled Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, many people upped their charitable contributions for 2017. Now it’s time to reap the tax benefit. Daniel Borochoff, president of CharityWatch.org, predicts donations could surpass last year’s record high, driven primarily by overall economic growth, although the recent disasters will also play a role. “The giving
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You’re better off renting with a roommate than buying your first home alone in cities such as San Jose and San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, according to a recent report by online real estate site, Trulia. When conducting their analysis, Trulia assumed buyers would be taking on a 30-year fixed rate loan, front a
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FundName Fund Weighting in Puerto Rico debt Market Value of Puerto Rico Debt Fund Oppenheimer Rochester MD Municipal Fund 22.40% $6,946,788.00 $30,947,106.00 Oppenheimer Rochester VA Municipal Fund 20.20% $15,032,633.00 $74,412,635.00 Oppenheimer Rochester ShrtDur HY Muni Fd 18.20% $273,351,491.00 $1,497,842,170.00 Oppenheimer Rochester Fund Munis Fd 17.70% $1,020,903,948.00 $5,776,883,928.00 Oppenheimer Rochester AZ Municipal Fund 17.30% $5,345,365.00 $30,824,918.00
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If you’ve been mulling a winter vacation, now is the time to book. This is the best moment to find affordable flights ahead of the holiday season, according to two separate reports. After early October, airline fares will fluctuate and then start climbing steadily as Christmas approaches. Prices spike dramatically in the last two weeks
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Whether you’re looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder’s latest forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Between August and September, CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,250 hiring managers and human resource professionals as well as 3,700 full-time workers. About 43 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent
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