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New to Netflix: September 2, 2014

Posted: 09/02/2014 - Every month, the popular online streaming video service, Netflix, adds new movies and television shows for its customers to watch.
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The Labor Day Experience

Updated: 09/02/2014 - Some spent today's Labor Day relaxing, others had to work the holiday. News 4's Brandon Rook hit the Dothan streets to talk to a few folks about their Labor Day experience.
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Labor Day Weekend Safety

Updated: 08/30/2014 - If you're looking forward to some barbecue this Labor Day weekend make sure you watch out for the traffic.
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Zack's Family Restaurant 'Southern Style Cooking'

Updated: 08/28/2014 - Zack's Family Restaurant has been known for its southern-style cooking for almost two decades now. The restaurant now has three different locations. News 4's Brandon Rook stopped by one of them to see what all the rage is about.
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  • Asian shares rise, dollar on top of the heap

    A man stands in front of an electronic board, showing the various stock prices, outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Upbeat Chinese services activity reports helped lift Asian shares on Wednesday, while the dollar was close to 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored that the U.S. Chinese stocks cheered the reports, with the Shanghai Composite Index and the Hang Seng Index rising 1 percent and 1.8 percent respectively.


  • U.S. bank regulators set to adopt liquidity, swaps margin rules

    Sun rises to the east of the U.S. Federal Reserve building in WashingtonRegulators also will unveil a separate proposal governing how much money swaps buyers and sellers must set aside when they make trades outside central clearing houses. The rules from the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are part of a series of reforms aimed at making banks sturdier and heading off another economic meltdown. The liquidity rules, which call for big banks to hold enough liquid assets to meet their cash needs for 30 days, are a key pillar of the international agreement known as Basel III. They aim to ensure banks have easy-to-sell assets on hand so they could meet customer withdrawals or post collateral in a crunch.


  • Home Depot says probing 'unusual activity' after data breach report

    A sign outside The Home Depot store is pictured in Monrovia, CaliforniaHome Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach. "At this point, I can confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate," Home Depot representative Paula Drake wrote in an emailed statement to Reuters. "If we confirm that a breach has occurred, we will make sure customers are notified immediately." The statement came after security website KrebsonSecurity first reported that multiple banks had seen evidence that Home Depot may be the source of stolen credit and debit cards put up for sale on underground markets. Retail customers faced a massive data breach during last year's holiday season when hackers stole at least 40 million payment card numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data from Target Corp .


  • BP asks court to remove claims administrator in Gulf spill case

    Signage for a BP petrol station is pictured in LondonBP Plc asked a U.S. District Court in New Orleans said the lawyer, Patrick Juneau, lacks neutrality because he had advocated for claimants before the court appointed him to run the claims program. It was the latest in a series of legal challenges filed by the London-based oil major, which has complained previously that Juneau has been too generous and liberal when approving claims. Juneau has said he is just applying the rules of the 2012 settlement agreement that was approved by U.S.


  • Celebrity hacking clouds Apple's upcoming product launch

    Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Christina Farr and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. In the wake of the breach, cybersecurity experts and mobile developers have called out inadequacies in Apple’s and, more generally, cloud-services security. Thousands have taken to Twitter to express their frustrations with the company. Some security experts faulted Apple for failing to make its devices and software easier to secure through two-factor authentication, which requires a separate verification code after users log in initially.


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