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No longer just "script kiddies," hackers more sophisticated, state sponsored
News reports of data breaches and cyber crime are so prevalent now that many simply gloss over them. Recently, companies as varied as Target, JPMorgan Chase and Dairy Queen have reported data breaches with hackers netting thousands of credit card numbers and other financial information. For many consumers, attacks like these don't seem to have much impact, but for cyber security experts like Steve Crocker, senior vice president of Information Technology at Magna Bank, it's a never-ending fight. "If…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:22:00 +0000


Howard Bank pushes north with acquisition of Havre de Grace branch
Howard Bank has purchased a Harford County branch from NBRS Financial Bank. The branch changing hands is at 800 Revolution St. in Havre de Grace. As part of the deal, Howard Bank acquired $16.1 million in loans and $18.8 million in deposits. NBRS also made a cash payment of $1.98 million to Howard Bank. Howard Bank's Ellicott City-based parent Howard Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: HBMD) announced Friday that the purchase had closed. The move follows an expected timeline laid out when Howard Bancorp and…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:20:00 +0000


Uber doubles reach to 200 cities in four months
Just over four months after launching service in its 100th city, Uber Technologies is now operating in 205 metropolitan regions worlwide, with two dozen U.S. locations added on Thursday alone and 43 markets launched in August. "With today’s launch of 24 new markets, the Uber network is now available in 205 cities across 45 countries and 6 continents worldwide (bring it, Antarctica!) — more than double our #Uber100 milestone reached just four months ago," the San Francisco company crowed in a…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:19:00 +0000


Record UT fundraising drive yields $3.1B in 8-year campaign
The University of Texas at Austin has completed its Campaign for Texas fundraising drive with $856 million donated in 2013-2014, bringing the total amount of money raised in the campaign to $3.1 billion. The eight-year campaign, begun in September 2006 and announced in October 2008, was the largest capital fundraising drive ever conducted by the university, UT officials said in a statement. “We are grateful for every gift we received during the Campaign for Texas, many of which will help…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:18:00 +0000


A John Conti K-cup? New owners discuss coffee company's future
The new owners of John Conti Coffee Co. aren't looking to clean house or dismantle the long-time Louisville company, but that doesn't mean the business won't change. Owensboro, Ky.-based Canteen Service Co. of Kentuckiana, a food-service management company, announced in early August that it had purchased John Conti Coffee Co. for an undisclosed amount. "Coffee is a hot commodity again," Kevin Sharber, executive vice president of Canteen Service, said in an interview. He said there was no down…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:17:00 +0000


Which Jacksonville checking account should you get?
A bank that’s good for a young, tech-savvy customer might not be the same as one that’s most advantageous for a jet-setting CEO. Still, a recent survey by WalletHub.com has found that overall keeping a checking account is more expensive at some financial institutions than it is at others. The report compared the annual costs of 65 checking accounts offered by the 25 largest U.S. consumer-facing banks, based on total asset volume as reported by the FDIC. None of the most affordable banks on…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:16:00 +0000


CMU receives $5.6M NSF grant for cybersecurity education
Carnegie Mellon University was awarded a $5.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation through the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service, a federal program that aims to strengthen the workforce charged with protecting the nation’s critical information infrastructure. The program has funded full-tuition scholarships and stipends for 157 graduate students in information security at Pittsburgh-based CMU for more than a decade through awards totaling more than $21.6 million. Eligible students…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:15:00 +0000


Large-scale hydroponic farming taking seed in Albuquerque
The largest community-supported agriculture (CSA) operation in the state is preparing to dabble in a new venture. Albuquerque’s Skarsgard Farms is converting one of its 3,000-square-foot greenhouses in the South Valley into a hydroponic farming trial. Owner Monte Skarsgard said hydroponic farming is a trend among some urban farming operations across the country and whose time looks to be right for his operation and its members. “There’s no need for tractors, no weeding, no drip irrigation,”…


Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:15:00 +0000

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