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How world leaders' passport details were leaked


  • Guardian (London), The

An employee of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection accidentally sent passport, visa and other personal information of U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir… Read More

Consumer spending rises 0.1% in Feb.


  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters

Spending by consumers increased 0.1% in February, following January's 0.2% decline. Factoring in inflation, February marked the first time in nearly a year that consumer spending declined. Some attrib… Read More

China's move to boost housing lifts most Asian-Pacific markets


  • CNBC
  • Economic Times (India), The

Many Asian-Pacific markets posted gains Tuesday in light of several policy changes China made to boost its housing market. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.2%. Australi… Read More

Criticism of brokers is unwarranted, observers say


  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

As regulators continue to push for a fiduciary standard, some observers say authorities have unfairly characterized brokers. "There's an attempt to politicize this," said Dean Harman, an FSI board mem… Read More

Pawlenty: Individual companies can't fight cybercrime alone


  • PaymentsSource

The U.S. needs a "Team America" approach to data security as threats rise from organized crime and nation-states, says FSR President and CEO Tim Pawlenty. "You can't pit individual companies against t… Read More