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Soaring Student Loan Debt Poses Risk to Nation’s Future Economic Growth

Jorge Villalba was a construction worker when the housing market began slowing in 2005, so the Glendale resident changed jobs and decided to invest in his future by going to college. Source: LA Times

On freight-dependent Catalina, an uproar over a new exclusive contract

At about 9:15 each weeknight, the “Islander” barge rumbles toward the rocky shoreline of eastern Catalina Island – and on it, the daily essentials for 4,000 residents and an estimated 1 million visitors every year. Source: LA Times

Under-pressure Putin woos Asia on Far East ventures

As Russia’s economy stutters, its president is turning his attention to the country’s Far East, where he hopes Asian money can generate prosperity. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Asian Investors Go Big on New Zealand’s Dairy

Asian Investors Go Big on New Zealand’s Dairy

Agribusiness attracted approximately 11 percent of the total investment, the majority in dairy and milk processing. The post Asian investors go big on New Zealand’s dairy appeared first on Agri Investor. Source: Agri Investor

Insider Trading Hacking Ring Exposes Security Shortcomings

Insider Trading Hacking Ring Exposes Security Shortcomings

Recently, an international hacking ring was discovered to have stolen more than $100 million. The sophisticated plan demonstrated ingenuity on the part of the attackers. They exploited a core vulnerability of the financial system in one of the digital age’s insider trading schemes, according to one news report.[i] This is the first U.S. prosecuted criminal […]

The Ugly Truth About BYOD

The Ugly Truth About BYOD

When the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend first took off it was hailed as a fantastic opportunity for the enterprise to save money and increase productivity, without negatively impacting morale. What business could resist such a proposition? Unfortunately, in practice the BYOD trend has fallen short of expectations in some areas and caused unforeseen […]

Look at these refiners amid oil slump: Analyst

Look at these refiners amid oil slump: Analyst

Refiner stocks like Tesoro and Valero have proven resilient despite a prolonged slump in oil prices. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

US approves landmark oil swaps with Mexico

US approves landmark oil swaps with Mexico

The Obama administration will allow limited sales of U.S. crude to Mexico for the first time, a senior administration official told Reuters. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Oil dips on high US stocks, Asia economy worries

Oil dips on high US stocks, Asia economy worries

Oil fell back below $42 a barrel, as rising US stockpiles added to concerns about oversupply and a demand slump due to slowing economies in Asia. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

EMV Deadline Approaches

EMV Deadline Approaches

Banks and retailers now have less than a month to comply with EMV credit card technology or face fines if they don’t. The new cards and readers are expensive but with high profile breaches making daily headlines, these so-called chip and PIN cards may make ill-gotten data useless to bad actors. Source: Secure World

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