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  • Obama Cybersecurity Plan Seen Lacking Perks for Business

    President Barack Obama’s plan to get utilities, banks and other essential services to bolster defenses against hackers will be filled with technical standards and guidance on responding to attacks.

  • Banks, Utilities Seen as Targets of Syrian Cyber-Attacks

    The U.S. is planning for a possible wave of computer attacks against companies by hackers connected to Syria or Iran in retaliation for any military strike against the government of Bashar al-Assad, according to a person familiar with the planning.

  • Baker, Johnson on Cybersecurity Legislation

    Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Stewart Baker, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and Doug Johnson, vice president and senior adviser for risk management policy at the American Bankers Association, participate in a panel discussion about cybersecurity legislation and regulation. Bloomberg's Eric Engleman moderates the panel at the Bloomberg Link's Enterprise Risk Conference in New York. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Record U.S. Exports Reflect Midwest Boom With 3.7% Unemployment

    The unemployment rate in North Dakota is 3.7 percent, and “if it wasn’t for cable news, we probably wouldn’t have any idea that the rest of the country was any different,” said Doug Johnson, co-owner of crop insurer TCI Insurance in West Fargo, who added six new employees this year.

  • Hackers Take $1 Billion a Year as Banks Blame Their Clients

    Valiena Allison got a call from her bank on a busy morning two years ago about a wire transfer from her company’s account. She told the managers she hadn’t approved the transfer. The problem was, her computer had.

  • Fed Says Critical Operations Unaffected by Website Breach

    The Federal Reserve found a security breach on a website it uses to stay in touch with banks during emergencies and said no critical operations were affected.

  • Florida’s Republican Primary Pits Romney Money Against Gingrich Momentum

    Mitt Romney limped into Florida trying to reclaim his status as the Republican front-runner, with the state’s electorate and expensive media markets offering a possible firewall against Newt Gingrich’s surging candidacy.

  • Threatened Cyber Attack on Banks ‘Credible,’ McAfee Says

    A cyber fraud campaign targeting U.S. brokerages and banks is a “credible threat,” and at least 500 accounts are vulnerable after early attacks planted software that could help thieves steal money, according to a report released today.

  • California Power Facing Biggest Test Since Enron: Energy Markets

    California may face the biggest regional power shortages in more than a decade this summer, sending wholesale prices higher, as idled nuclear reactors and low hydroelectric output cut generating capacity.

  • Hydropower ‘Stealing’ Share From Natural Gas: Energy Markets

    U.S. natural gas prices are poised to extend their longest-ever decline as heavier-than-normal rainfall boosts hydropower generation from plants in the Pacific Northwest, cutting demand for gas-fired electricity.

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