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Home Depot Says 56 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Romanista/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than two weeks after Home Depot's cyber-attack was first discovered, the retailer said Thursday that the payment data breach exposed 56 million credit and debit cards.The company said the breach has been contained and the malware responsible has been eliminated. The malware was custom-built to evade detection and, contrary to earlier reports, had not been seen in other breaches, the company said.The breach eclipsed that of Target last year,

More Gains on Wall Street After Positive Unemployment Numbers

JaysonPhotography/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thursday marked a third consecutive day of gains for Wall Street, partially bolstered by a positive weekly unemployment report from the Department of Labor.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 109.14 to a record close of 17,265.99. The Nasdaq jumped 31.24 to 4,593, while the S&P 500 climbed 9.79, ending the day at an all-time high close of 2,011.36.The Labor Department reported Thursday that 36,000 fewer Americans claimed unemploy

Alibaba: How Did the Chinese Company Gets Its Name?

Hong Wu/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Alibaba, which is expected to go public Thursday in the biggest initial public offering ever, is a giant tech firm that remains a giant mystery to many Americans. The e-commerce company has a number of businesses all under the name Alibaba Group.For one, why did founder and executive chairman Jack Ma choose to call his company Alibaba?Though the origin has a colorful story, the company offers the short version on its website, explaining it's a "well-known" name

Three Key Differences Between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple(NEW YORK) -- Having trouble choosing between Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?Both devices will be available in stores on Friday. Apple CEO Tim Cook called them the best iPhones Apple has ever produced.Here's a quick cheat sheet on the features of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, including how they differ:Screen SizeThe most obvious physical difference between previous iPhones and the latest devices is the screen size. The iPhone 5S screen was 4 inches.The iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches, whil

How to Wipe Your Old iPhone Before You Give It Away

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might have made you eager to part with your old iPhone -- but there's one important step you need to take before making the switch.If you're planning on giving away, selling or trading in your current iPhone, it's recommended that you make sure your device is wiped clean. This will make sure your personal information and digital memories aren't given to someone else.First, it's important to make sure your pho

Production of Lincoln Logs Returning to US

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Lincoln Logs is returning to the U.S. Production of the classic toy, which was created in 1916, had been outsourced in China. But soon, most of the toy's manufacturing -- 80 percent -- will take place at Pride Manufacturing's Burnham, Maine plant.The company says its deal to build Lincoln Logs will add up to 10 jobs.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;

Free Bread at Restaurants Hitting Endangered Status

Olive Garden(NEW YORK) -- It’s a familiar ritual: sit down at a restaurant, get bread, order and continue with your typical dining out experience. Except lately, restaurants are removing one part of that scenario: the free bread.It has been a slow rise, starting with the occasional restaurant only offering bread upon request, leading up to this week when one of Olive Garden’s investors tried to nix the national Italian chain’s unlimited breadsticks.“Endless salad and brea

So Long Overage Fees? New Suitcase Weighs Itself as It's Packed

TUL Thustrelie/Kickstarter(NEW YORK) -- A Kickstarter campaign for a suitcase with a built-in scale is hoping to raise 95,000 Australian dollars over the next two weeks to make this luggage dream a reality.No more overage fees at the airport. No more frantic unpacking and repacking as the people behind you on the check-in line glare and the clocks ticks closer to take off.That's the goal of the TUL, a suitcase prototype that's raised almost $14,000 so far. The built-in scale means no need to lif

Jobless Claims Plunge Lower to 280K

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims took a dive last week, decreasing by 36,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.For the week ending Sept. 13, the number of people filing for benefits fell to 280,000. The previous week claims stood at 316,000.The Labor Department said there were no "special factors" impacting that week's figures.The four-week moving average slumped as well, falling by 4,750 to 299,500.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){va

Replace Your Device Battery with Chewing Power?

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) -- A pair of mechanical engineers in Canada says they are developing a wearable device that could one day take the place of batteries in Bluetooth headsets, earpieces and hearing aids.  All a person has to do to make it work is chew.According to a report by the BBC, Dr. Aidin Delnavaz and Dr. Jeremie Voix at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal have built a chin strap that harnesses energy from chewing and turns it into electr

High-Tech Device Being Developed to Catch Motorists Who Text and Drive

iStock/Thinkstock(HARRISONBURG, Va.) -- Just when you were getting used to the idea of being caught speeding by a remote video camera comes news that a device similar to a radar gun is being developed to catch motorists who text while driving.According to The Virginian-Pilot, ComSonics of Harrisonburg, Virginia, is working on a device that detects radio frequencies in a vehicle when someone is using a cellphone.Company rep Malcolm McIntyre says the device is similar to what cable repairmen use t

Apple CEO Tim Cook Pens Open Letter Reassuring Users of Commitment to Privacy

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed the company's respect for customers' privacy in an open letter on Wednesday, stating that the company does not sell customers' data or provide a backdoor for government agencies to invade users' privacy."Our business model is very straightforward," Cook writes. "We sell great products. We don't build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don't 'monetize' the informat

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Join Uber

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will join a fellow former member of the Obama administration in the coming months as he takes on a voluntary role at Uber.According to a post to the Uber website, Gates will join the ride-sharing company as chairman of Uber Military, a new program aimed at hiring service members, veterans and family of military members. "Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, but at Uber we un

Wall Street Gains on Positive Economic Reports

JaysonPhotography/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A pair of positive economic reports boosted Wall Street to another day of gains on Wednesday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 24.95 to a 17156.92 finish.The Nasdaq jumped 9.43 to 4562.19, while the S&P 500 closed back above 2000, gaining 2.59 to a close of 2001.57.The Federal Reserve announced in a statement on Wednesday that its stimulus program will end next month, as planned, and short term interest rates will increase sometime

Yelp, TinyCo Settle with FTC over Child Privacy Violation Accusations

evergreenpics/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A pair of companies settled charges filed by the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday after being accused of collecting personal data on children under the age of 13.Online review company Yelp and mobile app developer TinyCo each settled separate charges that they collected children's information in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. "As people -- especially children -- move more of their lives onto mobile devices, i

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