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  • One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • Correction: Debt Study story Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found that 20 percent of Americans with credit records have no debt on file.

  • Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    BOSTON, July 30, Reuters- Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- With some of Wall Street's more volatile names set to report in the next couple of days, traders who bet on big swings in shares are hoping to see moves more like Facebook than Netflix. Netflix, along with Gilead Sciences and several other stocks famous for their sharp gyrations, were unusually calm following their latest quarterly reports.

  • Ocean Spray worker dies in fall through skylight Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.— Authorities say a Las Vegas man is dead after falling through a skylight at an Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center in Henderson. Clark County coroner's officials say 53- year-old Harry Lentz died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after the Saturday morning accident at the Black Mountain Distribution Center.

  • In a study requested by California Representative Anna Eshoo, the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, found consumers often were unclear about what online activities consumed the most data and paid ISPs too much either for data they did not use or through overage fees for exceeding data caps.

  • Wynn Resorts 2Q profit rises on Las Vegas strength Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Wynn Resorts Ltd.' s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by a jump in gambling revenue and more hotel and restaurant spending during the typically slow Las Vegas summer.

  • US home price gains slow for 6th straight month Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season. That's down from 10.8 percent in the previous month and the smallest annual gain since February 2013. They accelerated in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were flat in Tampa, Florida.

  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

  • 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Cynk Technology shares plummeted to close down about 85 percent on Friday after a trading suspension was lifted, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Cynk Technology shares plummeted more than 80 percent on Friday after the end of a trading suspension, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals.

  • Vegas visitation up 3.1 percent in June Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— The number of visitors coming to Las Vegas jumped 3.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, helped by a lift in convention attendance. Convention attendance climbed 13.7 percent year-over-year mostly because shows that weren't held in Las Vegas last year rotated in and because of a new show.

  • Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada casino revenue shot up more than 14 percent in June, thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip and continued growth in baccarat, according to a report released Friday.

  • Las Vegas real estate snapshot     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    A look at three hot home listings in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Cynthia Silver, CENTURY 21 Martinez & Associates. This week's "Power House of the Week" includes a 70-foot long dramatic pool with a waterfall and spa.

  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    DETROIT— A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River.

  • TicketNetwork, Connecticut reach legal settlement Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Online ticket exchange TicketNetwork Inc. and three other companies have settled a legal dispute that should make it easier for consumers to know they are buying tickets on the secondary market, not directly from events, Connecticut's attorney general and consumer protection commissioner said Thursday.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in June. The number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.8 percent, while international traffic was up 9.2 percent for the month.