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February 7, 2014 6:39 PM Hackers may have used Pa. company to hit Target

By BREE FOWLER and JOE MANDAK NEW YORK — The hackers who stole millions of credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in. Fazio Mechanical Services Inc., a contractor that does business with Target, issued a statement Thursday saying it was the victim of a "sophisticated 64

January 22, 2014 1:16 PM Interest rate cut bets are off

AN INTEREST rate cut is all but off the table after the latest official inflation reading clocked in higher than ­expected. The Consumer Price Index - the official gauge of the price of Australian goods and services and a key measure of inflation - surged 0.8 per cent in the December quarter, spurred by hikes in the price of domestic holidays, fruit 53

January 10, 2014 7:28 PM The Lenovo Horizon 2 table PC

Lenovo strongly believes that table PCs deserve a place in our lives, and the company thinks we can't do any better than its new 27-inch Horizon 2 touchscreen, which I had the opportunity to try out at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Lenovo first introduced the Horizon as an all-in-one touchscreen desktop at last year's CES, and then went on to sell the original 74

January 2, 2014 12:52 PM 4 Mobile Technologies That Will Change How You Do Business in 2014

Small business owners, get ready. In 2014, new mobile gear will help you connect with customers, sell your product and stay productive wherever you are. In other words, these four burgeoning mobile technologies are primed to change how you do business in the new year. If you don’t already own a megasized smartphone/tablet hybrid — often called phablets 101

December 19, 2013 11:19 AM Rio looks for ways to reward investors

RIO Tinto chief Sam Walsh is charting a course to bolster cash returns to investors after cutting $2.3 billion of costs ahead of schedule. The 22-year company veteran has slashed costs, curbed spending plans and driven productivity gains since becoming chief executive almost a year ago. It comes amid an industrywide push to preserve profitability as some commodity 67

December 3, 2013 4:00 PM Russia's stagnation raises pressure for new growth model

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday that its oil- and gas-dependent economy will stagnate over the next two years, increasing the pressure on President Vladimir Putin to fulfill pledges to expand and diversify Russian industry. The Economy Ministry cut its 2013-2015 gross domestic product growth forecast after months of data pointing to stagnant 98

November 25, 2013 9:11 PM Test of China's reforms in a region wealthier than most nations

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Just days after China announced sweeping reforms to revitalise its economy, several hundred striking workers rallied outside a Nokia factory in its wealthiest and most industrialised region shouting: "Protect our rights!" This flareup over labour benefits in the vast factory belt of Guangdong province underlines the main difficulty 109

November 20, 2013 9:38 AM Bank of England stresses it in no rush to raise interest rates

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers will be in no hurry to raise interest rates even as the economy gathers steam, minutes of their latest policy meeting showed on Wednesday. Sterling briefly fell against the dollar and British government bond prices pared losses as the BoE underscored its message that an eventual fall in unemployment to 7 percent 133