Business

Target hackers difficult to identify

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems in December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers, and …

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  1. Advocates press for access to secret scores on consumers

    Personal Finance

    Consumers won access to their credit scores more than a decade ago, after advocates voiced concerns over errors and lending bias.

  2. Performance, horsepower drive muscle car popularity

    Autos

    NEW YORK — Who says America has lost its muscle?

    The 2015 Dodge Challenger draws a crowd after its introduction Thursday at the New York International Auto Show.
  3. Wal-Mart undercutting market with money-transfer business

    Personal Finance

    NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money-transfer business.

  4. Target hackers difficult to identify

    Personal Finance

    WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems in December.

  5. Lloyd's of London dramatically lowers its flood insurance rates in Florida

    Banking

    Here's something that might shock many Tampa Bay homeowners:

    Flood insurance rates are falling.

    For $250,000 of coverage, the National Flood Insurance Program from FEMA quoted a rate of $4,846 for this home in the Shores Acres section of St. Petersburg. The Lloyds of London rate for this home was $2,123.
  6. Hillsborough real estate transactions for April 20

    Real Estate

    APOLLO BEACH

    611 Mirabay Blvd., to April Flora by Leslie A. Perkins & Leslie A. Perkins Trustee, $475,000, 03-10-2014.

  7. A side business as a way to gain financial security

    Working Life

    In the height of the recession, as new rounds of layoffs were announced on what seemed like a daily basis, I was grappling with motherhood. Staring at my newborn daughter's face, I felt overwhelmed with the responsibility. The job market only worsened my anxiety. What would we do if I were to suddenly lose my job, or if …

  8. Bill Edwards buys prime downtown St. Petersburg block

    Economic Development

    ST. PETERSBURG — Bill Edwards strikes again. He's just bought an entire downtown city block with virtually unlimited development options for $12 million.

    The property is known as the Tropicana block because of the pink Tropicana office building.
  9. Annual fee increase covers inflation

    Real Estate

    Annual fee increase not likely to change

  10. Be wary of stockbrokers who fail securities exam repeatedly

    Personal Finance

    Raymond James stockbroker Karen L. Gallahar got some unwanted attention this week in a nationwide analysis that shows brokers who repeatedly failed a basic securities exam tend to have worse disciplinary records.