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The Cybersecurity Play That Doubled Once – Will Double Again

Not long ago, a relative of mine was the victim of identity theft. And I have to tell you that I really felt for the entire family.

The thief ran up nearly $20,000 in charges, opened new accounts and tried to open others.

And I can tell you that the frustrations over the losses (most of which ended up being covered) were dwarfed by the helplessness that came whenever new charges showed up – and the worry that was spawned by never finding out how the whole mess started.

As we watch the headlines about data breaches and cybercrime – and watch as the violations move closer and closer to home – those worries only escalate.

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    Stock market today, Sept. 15, 2014: All three major U.S. stock markets were down Friday, while the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% intraday. Economic concerns tied to the new round of sanctions against Russian oil and gas companies weighed heavily on oil stocks.

    This week, investors will turn their attentions to the Fed Open Market Committee, which kicks off a meeting on Tuesday.

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    Stock market news today, September 12, 2014: A light economic schedule that includes an update on U.S. retail prices is in store today (Friday). In Europe, gold prices were down a little more than $1 per ounce, while Brent crude prices were up more than $1 a barrel. Investors grow more cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week - many have suggested the central bank will take a more hawkish approach toward interest rates at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Despite the concern, the U.S. dollar is at a six-year high against the Yen.

    Here’s a list of the top stories in Friday’s stock market news…
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    Investors also grew more cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting next week, with many suggesting the central bank will take a more hawkish approach toward interest rates.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today…
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    All 10 sectors in the S&P 500 were in the red this afternoon, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to be weighed by companies like The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), which was down another 2% on the day.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today…
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    Here’s a list of the top stock market news for Thursday…
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    Here are the top stories in stock market news today…
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    Stock market today, August 28, 2014: This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department revised second-quarter GDP upward to 4.2% growth, while jobless claims slipped to 298,000 for last week.
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    U.S. stock markets remained relatively unchanged this afternoon, maintaining their record highs. On a day of very light volumes, most of the attention focused on monetary policy in Europe and several retail companies that reported earnings today.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today…
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    Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today…
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    Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
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