Archive for July 8th, 2011

How bad is it? Pawn shops, payday lenders are hot (AP)

July 8, 2011
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NEW YORK – As the jobless rate inches up and the economic recovery sputters, investors looking for a few good stocks may want to follow the money — or rather the TV, the beloved Fender guitar, the baubles from grandma, the wedding ring.
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Art project draws US Secret Service interest (AFP)

July 8, 2011
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WASHINGTON (AFP) – A New York electronic artist who took pictures of shoppers using computers in Apple stores as part of a project has drawn the attention of the US Secret Service.
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Apple girding gadgets against hackers (AFP)

July 8, 2011
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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple on Friday said it was working to patch a vulnerability that hackers could use to break into the company’s popular iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch gadgets.
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How the major stock indexes fared Friday (AP)

July 8, 2011
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An unexpected drop in hiring put an end to the excitement that had been bubbling up on Wall Street over the past two weeks. Stock indexes fell sharply Friday, erasing most of the week’s gains, after the government reported that U.S. employers created the fewest number of jobs in nine months.
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Apple ‘iPad HD’ rumored for fall release (Digital Trends)

July 8, 2011
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Apple ‘iPad HD’ rumored for fall release 
    (Digital Trends)


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Secret Service investigates artist who used Apple Store Macs as spy cameras (Appolicious)

July 8, 2011
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Secret Service investigates artist who used Apple Store Macs as spy cameras 
    (Appolicious)

A Brooklyn artist’s home was searched by U.S. Secret Service agents Thursday morning, and two of his computers and a handful of other hardware were seized during the search.
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Wall St slides as June jobs data disappoints (Reuters)

July 8, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dropped on Friday after weak jobs growth in June dented hopes the economy was emerging from a temporary soft patch, casting doubt on a recent strong run in equity markets.
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US stocks dive after dismal June jobs report (AP)

July 8, 2011
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U.S. stocks opened sharply lower Friday after the government said businesses added the fewest jobs in June in more than a year. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent.
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Overnights planned for Apple stores July 13; Lion release and MacBook Air refresh likely (Digital Trends)

July 8, 2011
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Overnights planned for Apple stores July 13; Lion release and MacBook Air refresh likely 
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European stocks climb at open; London gains 0.23% (AFP)

July 8, 2011
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LONDON (AFP) – European stock markets rose at the start of trading on Friday, with London’s FTSE 100 index up 0.23 percent to 6,068.65 points, in the wake of strong jobs data in the US.
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