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Starbucks app stores log-in credentials, location info in plain text

If you're concerned about someone getting their hands on your personal data, you'll want to read on -- this latest method's an unlikely culprit. The Starbucks mobile-payment app is reportedly saving user data, including email addresses, passwords and even your GPS location in plain text. …

Yahoo's COO Walks Out With $20 Million Stock Bonus (Plus $40 Million For Just 15 Months' Work)

That comes on top of $39.2 million he earned in 2012, in cash and stock after he first joined the company, according to a filing with the SEC.<p>When de Castro left Google to join Yahoo in October 2012, he negotiated a pay package worth $62 million over four years, with $36 million of that coming in …

Employment

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

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Target Breach Of 70 Million Customers' Data Used Bargain Basement Malware

The massive data breach at Target during the 2013 holiday shopping season which the retailer now admits affected 70 customers used an inexpensive “off the shelf” malware available online for as little as $1,800, reports Krebs on Security. This malware, known as BlackPOS is likely of Russian origin …

Canada's Saputo on verge of taking over Warrnambool Cheese & Butter

Canadian company Saputo is on the verge of winning Australia’s long-running dairy takeover battle after its rival Bega Cheese agreed to sell its 18.8% stake in Warrnambool Cheese & Butter.<p>The $9-a-share deal will give Saputo around 45% of WCB, just short of the 50% it needs to take control of the …

Spain 3-year yields fall to record low at auction

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Spain's borrowing costs reportedly dropped to an all-time low at an auction of three-year government bonds on Thursday, …

J.C. Penney cutting 33 stores and 2,000 jobs; sales commission returns

J.C. Penney Co. is attempting to right-size itself by closing 33 under-performing stores around the country and eliminating 2,000 positions, the retailer said Wednesday.<p>The Plano, Texas, company said it hopes the effort will save $65 million a year beginning this year.<p>Units getting the ax will …

Amazon workers reject proposal to form first US union

Amazon's US employees will continue on without union representation, a group of workers from Delaware decided Wednesday night. The group, which would have been affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), voted down the proposal to form a union.<p>IAMAW …

Is gold cheap enough to buy yet?

You're cheap. You're so cheap that your clothes went out of style in the Roosevelt administration. Teddy Roosevelt's administration. Cheap. When someone asks you for three cheers, you only give two.<p>So when you look at the price of gold and notice that it's nearly 35% off its record high, you're …