Hacked? Customers are often last to know

A wave of state laws passed over the past dozen years have required companies to notify customers about data breaches that affect them, but the laws rarely require companies to do so quickly.

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    U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

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    Curious about if anyone actually read your tweets? Twitter now opens its analytics dashboard to all users.

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    Americans fall deeper in love with credit cards

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    Mortgage rates hold steady heading into holiday weekend

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    US stocks edge higher in early trading

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    All you need is 24 indicators to understand the labor market

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    Wonkbook: The growing U.S. fight against Ebola

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    How employees of a grocery chain fought management and won

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    A former FCC chair is now advising Obama on intelligence

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    White House picks D.C. attorney Danny Marti to be the next ‘IP czar’

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