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Tips On Protecting Financial Information

Updated: 12/20/2013 - In the wake of the widespread Target data breach, Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitoring their financial activity and provides tips on safeguarding themselves from financial crimes.

Hotdog Bun Run Makes Powerball Winner

Updated: 09/23/2013 - The lottery winner stopped to get gas at the Murphy Express the day of the drawing, and his wife told him to buy some hot dog buns. The store didn't sell buns, but after seeing the $400 million prize advertised, the winner bought $20 in lottery tickets instead.

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  • Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show
    BEIJING (AP) -- China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models....
  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss....
  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent
    UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation's largest health insurer....
  • China factories face new challenge as growth slows
    HONG KONG (AP) -- As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper....
  • Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products....
  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections....
  • Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas....
  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump
    NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets....
  • Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time
    BEIJING (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities....
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
    HONG KONG (AP) -- World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally....

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