Dow Jones discloses data breach Oct 9, 2015 02:17PM

(Reuters) - Dow Jones & Co disclosed on Friday a breach of its systems that put payment card and contact information of about 3,500 individuals at risk.

The publisher of the Wall Street Journal said its review had not uncovered any "direct evidence" that information was stolen and that it had taken steps to stop the breach. (

Based on the investigation, Dow Jones, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, said there was unauthorized access to its... (continue reading...)

Representative Ryan not running for speaker: MSNBC Oct 9, 2015 11:45AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is still not running for speaker of the U.S. House of the Representatives, MSNBC reported on Friday, citing a spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican.

Ryan, the party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, is under pressure from fellow conservatives to seek the chamber's top leadership post despite issuing a statement on Thursday ruling out his candidacy to replace retiring House Speaker John... (continue reading...)

U.S. drops Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels: NYT Oct 9, 2015 07:56AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is dropping a $500 million Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels fighting the administration of President Bashar al-Assad, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing unidentified Obama administration officials.

The newspaper said Pentagon officials were expected to announce the end of the program on Friday.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 7.7% in Q3 Oct 8, 2015 04:47PM

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.7 million units in the third quarter of 2015, a 7.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. Desktop PCs continued to show weakness with a high-single-digit decline, while the segment that combines notebook PCs and premium ultramobiles (such as the MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface Pro) recorded a low-single-digit decline.

"The global PC market has experienced price increases of... (continue reading...)

Boehner asks Ryan to run to for House speaker: Washington Post Oct 8, 2015 04:32PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday asked Representative Paul Ryan, the Republican party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, to run to succeed him in the top House job, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The Post, citing two sources familiar with the exchanges, said Boehner had engaged Ryan in two long telephone conversations and told him he was the only one who could unite House Republicans.

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