Finance

Hackers Release Millions of Twitter IDs and User Info for Free

Twitter’s security flaw that allowed hackers to steal millions of user records had been patched in August this year, but that hasn’t stopped hackers from releasing that data for free online.Photo:: Sergei Elagin (Shutterstock) Twitter’s API once held such an easily exploitable flaw that hackers managed to grab 5.4 million user details. Now, according to …

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Cardboard market conditions prompt recycling charge

Just as packages are arriving for the holiday season, the market for cardboard recycling has taken a massive plunge, forcing Pacific Steel & Recycling to add a 3-cent-per-pound charge for the service. “There’s no money in the cardboard market,” said James Boylan, assistant manager at Pacific Recycling Missoula. Part of the reason for strain on …

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Can You Really Retire on Social Security Alone?

(Katie Brockman) Around 40% of retired Americans say they rely on Social Security “completely” in retirement, according to a recent survey from The Motley Fool. Many workers are also heading into retirement expecting to depend heavily on Social Security. In fact, roughly one-quarter of workers say their benefits will be their primary source of retirement …

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Why Social Security’s Financial Woes Should Worry You — Even if You’re Nowhere Near Retirement

(Maurie Backman) You may have heard that Social Security is running out of money and won’t be around in the near future. The good news is that that’s not true. Social Security may be looking at a financial shortfall, but it’s not at risk of disappearing completely. It is, however, at risk of benefit cuts. …

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Wisconsin leads the US in economic development and business assistance investments

Wisconsin is leading the way among US states in economic development and business assistance investments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Evers Gov. Tony Evers on Nov. 16 highlighted a recent analysis of state allocations of federal aid under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) by the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy …

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Disney pulled some funky tricks to make Disney Plus look like it’s losing less money

Image:: Disney Disney continues to shake—for an “unkillable, multi-billion-dollar leviathan” definition of shaking, at least—in the aftermath of it recent big surprise Bob Swap:with former CEO Bob Iger stepping in to take control of the companyk from his successor, Bob Chapek, after the company’s board asked Chapek to resign from his leadership position last: Sunday …

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Texas ‘Anti-Woke’ Bank Goes Bust In 3 Months

A bank startup backed by billionaire Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel and pitched as “anti woke” for “pro-freedom” Americans is closing up shop after less than three months. The bank, GloriFi, burned through $50 million in investment money, laid off most of its staff on Monday, and informed workers it was shutting down, The Wall …

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