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States investigate JPMorgan Chase hack as it is seen fueling fraud

By Jim Finkle and Karen Freifeld BOSTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. states are investigating the theft of 83 million customer records from JPMorgan Chase & Co in a massive cyberattack uncovered over the summer and more may soon join, Reuters learned on Friday. The Illinois state attorney general’s office said it has launched a probe into the hack on the No. 1 U.S. bank by assets. Connecticut is also investigating, said a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to publicly discuss the probe. …

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In historic homeland, Pakistan’s Sikhs live under constant threat

By Syed Raza Hassan PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) – Every time someone walks into his pharmacy in the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar, Amarjeet Singh prepares for the worst. “I don’t know if it’s a customer or an assailant who will reach out for his gun,” Amarjeet, a member of Pakistan’s tiny Sikh minority, told Reuters. Easily recognized because of their colorful turbans, members of Pakistan’s Sikh community say they have been singled out and attacked increasingly in the South Asian nation where radical Islamist militants see them as infidels. … …read more

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Exclusive: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not – Reuters/Ipsos poll

By David Bailey (Reuters) – Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star used on his son, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. The findings help explain where Americans stand on corporal punishment after the indictment on child abuse charges of Adrian Peterson, a top NFL running back, in a case that sparked a contentious public debate over what is acceptable. …

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Source: Exclusive: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not – Reuters/Ipsos poll

U.S. private sector creates 213,000 jobs in September: ADP

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. private employers added 213,000 jobs in September, just above economists’ expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 210,000 jobs. “Job gains remain strong and steady,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, which co-develops the report. “Especially encouraging most recently is the increasingly broad base nature of those gains,” he said in a press release. …

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Source: U.S. private sector creates 213,000 jobs in September: ADP

Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – Business software maker Tibco Software Inc on Monday agreed to be bought by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $4.3 billion, the latest software company to go private after becoming a target for activist investors. Vista will pay $24 per share in cash for Tibco. That would be a 26 percent premium to the stock’s closing price on Sept. 23, the day before Reuters reported that several private equity suitors, including Vista, were vying for Tibco. Shares of Tibco closed 21.2 percent higher at $23.65. … …read more

Source: Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion

Spanish diplomat stabbed to death at home in Sudanese capital

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Spanish diplomat was found stabbed to death in his home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday, Sudanese police said. The 61-year-old official headed the Spanish embassy’s visa section and had worked in the country for three years, a police statement said. A diplomatic source in Spain confirmed the death, telling Reuters: “Local authorities have opened a police investigation at the highest level.” The diplomat lived in Khartoum’s affluent Garden City suburb, police said. … …read more

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U.S. consumer spending accelerates in August

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rising incomes helped American consumers spend more in August, a positive sign for the U.S. economy which appears to be shifting into a higher gear. The Commerce Department said on Monday consumer spending rose 0.5 percent last month after being unchanged in July. The growth in August was just above the median forecast in a Reuters poll of a 0.4 percent gain. Spending was 0.5 percent higher even after adjusting for inflation. Some of the strength in spending came from a decrease in the personal saving rate, which slipped to 5.4 percent from 5.6 percent. …

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U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) – The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility’s commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December. The inmates – all foreign nationals captured on battlefields around the world – could be transferred to the U.S. court system or, as a last resort, to the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Brigadier General Patrick J. Reinert told Reuters. …

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Blast near airport in Afghan capital, some casualties – Reuters witness

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint near the airport in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, minutes before new President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in, a member of the security forces said. There were casualties and a Reuters witness saw dead bodies at the scene. It was not clear how many people had been killed and wounded. The attack came as dignitaries gathered in Kabul for Ghani’s inauguration. He is taking over from longtime leader Hamid Karzai at a crucial time as foreign forces prepare to leave and the fight against Taliban militants intensifies. … …read more

Source: Blast near airport in Afghan capital, some casualties – Reuters witness

British fighter jets fly over Iraq, no air strikes yet

By Michele Kambas RAF AKROTIRI Cyprus (Reuters) – Two British fighter jets flew over Iraq on Saturday on their first mission since the UK parliament authorized bombing missions against Islamic State militants, but they did not carry out any air strikes, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) said. The Tornado jets left the British Royal Air Force’s Akrotiri base in Cyprus at 3.25 a.m. EDT and returned more than seven hours later, a Reuters witness said. … …read more

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