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Home Depot Data Breach: Investigating Possible Credit Card Hack

Home Depot is investigating a possible payment data breach. The company told The Associated Press that it is working with banks and law enforcement to investigate “unusual activity” that would point to a hack. “Protecting our customers’ information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers,”... 

Southern California Beaches Braces For Impact From Hurricane Marie

Southern California beach towns are bracing themselves for the impact from Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Hurricane Marie, a Category 2 storm located about 550 miles southwest of Mexico’s Baja California, will generate the big swells even though it is moving away from the U.S. West Coast the National Weather Service weather said. The National Weather Service says... 

Action Comics #1 Sells for $3.2 Million Record on eBay

A comic book featuring Superman’s debut in 1938 sold for a record breaking $3.2 million on eBay. An original copy of Action Comics #1, graded CGC 9.0 with white pages and the best graded copy ever evaluated by grading service Comics Guaranty Corporation went on sale August 14 with a bid of $1 million and then gradually flew higher over the next 10 days, drawing in 13 different bidders with a... 

Community Health Systems Gets Hacked by China with 4.5 Million Patients Data Stolen

Community Health Systems announced they suffered a data breach resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said it was attacked during April and June of this year by an “Advanced Persistent Threat” group believed to be operating out of China. Community... 

2016 Chevy Volt Debut Expected During Auto Show in Detroit

Chevrolet will be debuting it’s 2016 electric car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The next generation of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was released with a teaser photo of the tailgate, but no other details about the car. The 2016 Chevy vVlt model is expected to continue through on it’s original mission, letting drivers improve their fuel economy but operate entirely... 

Hawaii Prepares for 2 Storms: Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

Two storms are headed for Hawaii later this week in an unusual one-two punch. The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued advisories Tuesday for Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio. Hurricane Iselle could be hitting Hawaii by Friday and Julio two or three days after that, said James Franklin, the chief of hurricane specialists. “There’s enough uncertainty in the track that it’s... 

Comcast to Offer 6 Months Free Internet Service to Low Income Families

Comcast is offering six months complimentary internet service to low income families. Families can apply for the program called Internet Essentials. The program is available in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Those who are approved for Internet Essentials between August 4th and September 20th, 2014 will receive up to six months of Internet service. Comcast’s low-income program has connected... 

Zillow Acquires Trulia Through a Stock-for-Stock Deal at $3.5 Billion

Zillow announced it has bought Trulia in a stock-for-stock transaction. In a press release, an announcement was made that Zillow acquired Trulia in a definitive agreement for $3.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. The two companies will remain separate entities, though real estate agents will be able to advertise on both sites and gain access to combined tech efforts, the company’s CEOs... 

Stubhub Hacked: Cyber Thieves Compromised Over 1000 Customer Accounts

Stubhub is the latest retailer to be targeted for a cyber breach by hackers. Cyber thieves got into more than 1,600 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday. StubHub, which is based in San Francisco, said that the thieves didn’t break through its security — rather, they got account-holders’ login... 

Tropical Depression Forms in Atlantic Ocean, Expected to Weaken by Thursday

The National Hurricane Center reported as of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, a tropical depression continues to spin in the Atlantic Ocean. The tropical depression had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving to the west at 17 mph and was located about 910 miles east of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Senior Hurricane Specialist Michael Brennan said in a message, “Satellite data indicate that... 
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