Asian markets mixed on weak Japan manufacturing data


Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, following a day of gains on Wall Street. Preliminary data Wednesday showed Japan’s manufacturing activity shrank for a fourth consecutive month, according to Reuters. The Jibun Bank Flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 49.5 in August fromRead More →

100 million Capital One customers were hacked: Everything you need to know about data breaches, but were afraid to ask


Capital One Financial Corp. announced late Monday that more than 100 million people had their personal information hacked. The hacker got information including credit scores and balances, plus the Social Security numbers of about 140,000 customers and 80,000 bank-account numbers from credit-card customers, the bank said. It will offer freeRead More →

Futures slightly lower before jobs data By Reuters


© Reuters. Traders work on the floor at the NYSE in New York (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures added to losses slightly on Friday after data showed a stronger-than-expected job growth in June, but moderate wage gains could still encourage the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this month.Read More →

As feds prepare antitrust case, Facebook and Google face a billion-dollar question: Does your data have value?


Billion-dollar industries are built around the collection, compilation and protection of consumers’ personal data — from social-media platforms to e-commerce sites to data brokers. While the federal government gears up for possible antitrust scrutiny on the data-driven business models of tech giants Facebook FB, -0.43% , Apple AAPL, -0.19% ,Read More →