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FTC | Testimony Before U.S. Congress Today - April 2, 2014.

FTC Testifies on Data Security Before Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Commission Renews Call for Data Security Legislation In  testimony before Congress today , the Federal Trade Commission provided an update on its efforts to protect consumers’ privacy in the face of growing data breaches and renewed its call for data security legislation. Testifying on behalf of the Commission before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez told lawmakers that the Commission believed that as more data breaches are revealed, the risk to consumers and businesses becomes clear. “Consumers’ data is at risk,” the testimony states. “Recent publicly announced data breaches remind us that hackers and others seek to exploit vulnerabilities, obtain unauthorized access to consumers’ sensitive information, and potentially misuse it in ways that can cause serious harm to consumers as well as businesses.” The testimony hig

MarketWatch | Indications: U.S. futures trade flat; retailers, ECB in focus. European Central Bank expected to raise interest rates on Thursday

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By Barbara Kollmeyer , MarketWatch  MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures were trading mostly flat on Thursday as investors absorbed same-store sales from a number of retailers and awaited an important European Central Bank interest-rate meeting. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average /quotes/comstock/21b!f:dj\m11 ( DJM11 12,367 , +10.00 , +0.08% )  fell 4 points to 12,353, while those for the S&P 500 index /quotes/comstock/21m!f:sp\m11 ( SPM11 1,330 , +0.80 , +0.06% )  fell 0.8 points to 1,328.10. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index /quotes/comstock/21m!f:nd\m11 ( NDM11 2,323 , -2.50 , -0.11% )  fell 2.25 points to 2,323.25. The Dow industrials /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed ( DJIA 12,427 , +32.85 , +0.27% )  rose 32.85 points, or 0.3%, to 12,426.75 on Wednesday, its highe