IRS May Have Missed $5 Billion in Fraud

on October 1, 2012

The Journal of Accountancy is calling out the IRS for 1.5 million tax refunds that could have been fraudulently claimed through identity theft.

Doctor’s Office: The Video Game!
Doctor’s Office: The Video Game!

on October 1, 2012

The U.S. government has published a free short video game designed to teach health care pros about protecting patient privacy and records.

Multiracial Population Growing
Multiracial Population Growing

on September 28, 2012

The group of census-takers reporting their race as both white and black is at 1.8 million, which is a 134 percent increase since 2000.

The Best Fast Food Restaurants

on September 28, 2012

Who do consumers think have the best burgers, fries and shakes? What about value, service and decor? Zagat’s ranked it all.

Hiring Managers Prefer Ex-Criminals to Unemployed?
Hiring Managers Prefer Ex-Criminals to Unemployed?

on September 28, 2012

A new survey of hiring managers has bad news for the long-term unemployed: After two years, they’d rather hire a small-time thief.

Where People Spend Time Online
Where People Spend Time Online

on September 28, 2012

Americans spend an average of 29 hours a month online. Where, besides Money Talks News, do they usually go?

How Crazy Are the New Apple Maps?
How Crazy Are the New Apple Maps?

on September 28, 2012

Crazy enough for Apple CEO Tim Cook to apologize and tell you to use competitors’ apps.

Robotic Job Creators
Robotic Job Creators

on September 27, 2012

Can machines create American jobs instead of taking them away? Sure, Time magazine says – if they prevent outsourcing.

More Jobs Than We Thought
More Jobs Than We Thought

on September 27, 2012

A revision to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March jobs report says the economy gained 386,000 more jobs than previously believed.

Fake FDA Agents Scam Consumers
Fake FDA Agents Scam Consumers

on September 27, 2012

The FDA warns consumers about imitators threatening $250,000 fines and jail time.

Don’t Panic About Bacon
Don’t Panic About Bacon

on September 27, 2012

Bacon is not flying off the shelves, but its price will probably rise somewhat in the next few months.

A New Zit Zapper
A New Zit Zapper

on September 27, 2012

Researchers have discovered a virus that destroys acne-causing bacteria without side effects.

More Peanut Butter Recalls
More Peanut Butter Recalls

on September 26, 2012

Alerts from three more companies warn about the risk of salmonella in their products.

Cocktail Pouches Gaining Popularity
Cocktail Pouches Gaining Popularity

on September 26, 2012

They’re sort of like Capri Sun, except with booze. And Nielsen says business is booming.

Your Credit Score Could be Wrong
Your Credit Score Could be Wrong

on September 26, 2012

The U.S. government says your credit score significantly differs from what lenders see 20 percent of the time.

Google Maps Goes Underwater
Google Maps Goes Underwater

on September 26, 2012

Ever get lost in the Great Barrier Reef? Great news: Street View now has panoramic maps under the sea in some locations.

Rent-to-Own Laptops Spied on Consumers

on September 26, 2012

A Federal Trade Commission complaint says rental laptops from seven businesses secretly stole personal data and photographed users.

More Die From Suicide Than Wrecks
More Die From Suicide Than Wrecks

on September 25, 2012

According to new research, suicide became the leading cause of injury-related death in 2009 and it’s probably underreported.

Do Copyright Exceptions Help or Hurt?
Do Copyright Exceptions Help or Hurt?

on September 25, 2012

A new Australian study suggests gentler copyright laws could boost the economy there. The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that’s true in the U.S., too.

Toys “R” Us is Hiring
Toys “R” Us is Hiring

on September 25, 2012

The toy chain will add 45,000 seasonal workers at stores and distribution centers nationwide.

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