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If You're Hacked, Blame the Government

The increasing vulnerability of companies to cyberattacks can be largely blamed on sluggish or nonexistent action on part of the U.S. government, security pros say.

Retailers Buff Up Rewards to Vie for Holiday Bucks

As holiday shopping season kicks into gear, retailers are going into overdrive in the battle for your bucks. And with daily deal web sites like Groupon and mobile shopping apps offering so many deals to online shoppers, the big stores are even more desperate to get you through the door.

Why China's Rapid Online Growth Won't Help U.S. Firms

The number of people online in China is 52% greater than the entire U.S. population. But don't expect that many U.S. Internet companies will benefit from those 485 million Chinese Internet users. The sky-high stock valuations on China's native firms highlight their strong local advantage.

Want to Become a Saver? Check These 10 Best Online Resources

If you wish you could become a saver and investor, but you don't know where to begin, the Alliance for Investor Education wants to help: As part of its America Saves Week, the AIE has released its list of the top 10 online resources to help consumers build up their savings.

Verizon iPhone: A Less Mad Day One Than Expected

Verizon Wireless stores across the nation Thursday were braced for a crushing wave of customers seeking the newly available Verizon iPhone Thursday. But thanks to a strong pre-order campaign, the crowds were lighter than expected, and happy Apple fans got their smartphones quickly.

Maximize the Value of Your MBA

Advancing your business career in this job market can be a challenge. According to a Business Week poll, only 38% of senior business majors reported...

Online Buyer Beware: Cyber-Fraud Is Getting Slicker

A growing number of Americans are shopping online for the holidays -- leaving themselves vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated web fraud. The Justice Department busted 82 websites allegedly selling counterfeit and pirated goods on Cyber Monday, but more criminals are still out there.

Walmart Takes Aim at Amazon with Free Shipping Offer

In a move targeted at online retail giant Amazon.com, Walmart.com on Thursday announced it's offering free shipping on nearly 60,000 gift items -- including popular toys and electronics -- through Dec. 20.

Car-Buying Guide Kelley Blue Book May Sell Itself

Kelley Blue Book Co., the venerable publisher of car-buying guides, is looking for a buyer itself, according to a report in the Financial Times. Within the past few weeks, the family-owned company has retained JP Morgan to handle the sale process, sources say.

Amazon Planning Online TV and Movie Subscription Service

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) is in talks with media companies regarding a new online subscription service that would let viewers watch TV shows and movies over the Internet. Amazon has spoken to companies including NBC Universal, Time Warner (TWX) and News Corp., (NWS) The Wall Street Journal reported without naming its sources. Amazon wants to begin by streaming older TV shows and movies.