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  • A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers.

    Police investigate suicides believed to be linked to Ashley Madison hack

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Toronto Police are investigating two suicides they say may be linked to the massive Ashley Madison hack. At a press conference Monday, Toronto police official Bryce Evans said the police are currently looking into “unconfirmed” connections between two suicides and last week’s exposure of 32 million accounts on Ashley Madison, where married people seek out affairs. “The ripple effect…will continue to have a long-term social and economic impact,” Evans said. “And they have already sparked spinoffs […]

  • A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers.

    Ashley Madison cheaters list now searchable online

    NEW YORK — It was only a matter of time.  The stolen database of 32 million people who used cheating website Ashley Madison has made its way to the Web. And it’s easily searchable on several websites. Just plug in a name or email address, and you’ll find out if someone who signed up for the service. CNNMoney is not linking to these sites directly, but they can be found via regular Web searches — if you know exactly what to […]

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    Foo Fighters ‘rickroll’ Westboro Baptist Church

    KANSAS CITY — Foo Fighters won the Internet over the weekend. The group turned the tables on Westboro Baptist Church members protesting outside the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday before the concert. Lead singer Dave Grohl and the gang showed up in a pickup and “rickrolled” the protestors in person by blasting the Rick Astley ’80s hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” from the speakers while holding signs that said “You got Rick roll’d (again)” and “Keep it […]

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    Study: Technology has created more jobs than it destroyed

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If history repeats itself, then most of us won’t have to worry about technology killing off our jobs. For a century and a half, computers, machines, and robots have created more jobs than they have destroyed, according to new research published this week. Economists at Deloitte studied employment records in England and Wales for every decade since 1871. They also analyzed labor data from 1992. Researchers Ian Stewart, Debapratim De and Alex Cole found that jobs […]

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    Dow plummets 1,000 points at open as global selloff deepens

     NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — America’s stock market is getting absolutely crushed. The Dow plunged more than 1,000 points at the open and the S&P 500 sank into correction territory on Monday as global fears about China’s economic turbulence mounted. The Dow is on track to suffer its worst percentage decline since 2008, the beginning of the scariest financial crisis since the Great Depression. The wave of selling began overseas. China’s Shanghai Composite plummeted 8.5%, wiping out all of its massive […]

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    Stock market resumes trading after tough week — let’s try to think positive

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Judging only by the stock market of the past few days, you’d think we were heading right into a repeat of the financial crisis from 2008 and 2009. The losses are brutal, but there’s a key difference between now and then: The economy is a lot more solid. 1. Consider jobs – companies are hiring Today employers are hiring, adding nearly 3 million jobs in the last 12 months. That’s a job market more like the […]

  • Chris Norman, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos with French president Francois Hollande who awarded the four men with the Legion of Honor -- France's highest recognition

    Three Americans, Briton get highest French honor for stopping train attack

    (CNN) — They grew up together, fought off an attacker together and were honored together. Two days after they pounced and subdued a gunman aboard a packed train, childhood American friends Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos got the Legion of Honor — France’s highest recognition. Fellow British passenger Chris Norman, who helped tackle the gunman, also got the award during the ceremony at Elysee Palace on Monday. “By their courage, they saved lives,” President Francois Hollande said. “They […]

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    30,000 people gather for Donald Trump rally in Mobile

    MOBILE, Ala. (CNN) — Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength. Over an hour of often rambling remarks, the New York businessman reveled in the crowd size while he offered them his usual menu of patriotic pledges and carefree criticism of the media, his opponents and political correctness that he said his crowd similarly despised. “We’ve gotten an amazing reception,” Trump […]

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    Official: 2 US Marines stop potential terrorist attack on train in France

    (CNN) — A massacre on a high-speed train in France was prevented Friday when two U.S. Marines in civilian clothing surprised a man who was loading his automatic Kalashnikov rifle, a senior European counterterrorism official told CNN. The gunman fired on the Marines with a handgun, the official said, wounding at least one of them. Authorities said three people were injured aboard the Thalys train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Marines overpowered the suspect, who was placed under arrest […]

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    Three big factors drive Wall Street to biggest loss of the year, worst week for Dow since 2011

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — America’s stock markets plunged dramatically Friday, marking their biggest loss of the year. The Dow plummeted 531 points, concluding its worst week since 2011. Around the world, major indexes also fell for the week and most are negative for the month. Three big factors are driving this week’s worries: 1. Concerns are growing that China’s economy is slowing down faster than its government has said. 2. Investors had been preparing for the U.S. Federal Reserve to […]

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    Same-sex couples nationwide can now apply to collect spousal Social Security benefits

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Same-sex couples across the U.S. will now be able to collect spousal Social Security benefits, a Department of Justice official said Thursday. While many couples may have thought that June’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide would have also applied to Social Security benefits, that was unclear … until now. “With this good news, we are hopeful that widows, widowers and retirees, wherever they lived, who need Social Security spousal benefits earned through years […]

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    Google could ‘rig the 2016 election,’ researcher says

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — By manipulating its search results, Google could decide the next election. The world’s most-used search engine is so powerful and national elections are so tight, that even a tiny tweak in Google’s secret algorithm could swing the 2016 presidential election, according to Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. In an op-ed on Politico.com, Epstein said that he and a team of researchers studied behavior in undecided voters who […]

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