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Health care records make fertile field for cyber crime

Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands.

Death toll from General Motors ignition switches rises to 52

(AP) — The families of 52 people killed in crashes caused by faulty General Motors small-car ignition switches will receive millions in compensation from a company fund.

More Americans are finally seeing something new: A pay raise 


(AP) — As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans.

Utilities stocks, bonds slump after US reports hiring surge

(AP) — Stocks are ending slightly lower but they're still closing out a strong week.

For police body cameras, big costs loom in storing footage 


(AP) — The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press.

Pepperidge Farm recalls 46,000 bagel due to allergy risk

(AP) — Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction.

Postal Service revenue up as holiday package deliveries rise 


(AP) — Political campaign mailings and an increase in holiday package deliveries helped boost U.S. Postal Service revenue at the end of 2014, even as the agency posted a $754 million loss in the final three months of the year.

Anthem warns about 'phishing' emails after massive hack

(AP) — After a huge hack, Anthem is warning about "phishing" scam emails that are targeting people it insures or has insured in the past.

Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative GOP

(AP) — As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans.

US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct. 


(AP) — U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health.