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Avivah Litan

Six Things You Need to Know About ATMs and the Windows XP-ocalypse

 Microsoft’s deadline to end support for Windows XP is April 8, and while most PCs haven’t used the operating system in years, there’s a certain computer you interact with on a regular basis that probably still relies on it. The 12-year-old software powers more than 95 percent of the world’s cash machines, Robert Johnston, a

Data-breach costs take toll on Target profit

 Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers. The retailer said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit slumped 46 percent. It also reported that revenue slipped 5.3 percent as the breach scared off customers. During the holiday shopping