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There is no federal legislation requiring companies to tell consumers in a timely way that their information has been hacked. All but two states have laws governing disclosure, but there is a lot of wiggle room in the rules. 

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Trying to put a dollar figure on a disaster

11 hours ago

There are lots of numbers being talked about today as government officials and reporters attempt to convey the levels of damage from Hurricane Irma to people who can’t see it with their own eyes. Here is just a sampling: 250,000 evacuees have crossed into Alabama and more than 6.5 million homes and businesses in Florida are without power. And then there’s the dollars and cents. Damage estimates from Irma today range from $25 billion to $60 billion for insured losses. Here's how those damage figures are tallied.

09/11/2017: After Irma, where do you start?

11 hours ago

Millions of Floridians are still out of their homes in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Much of state is without power, and early damage estimates range from $25 billion to $60 billion. We'll look at how officials start to tally that up, and the lasting problems Floridians face. Then: Since it opened in 2011, more than 30 million people have visited New York's 9/11 memorial. It's maybe the highest-profile memorial to victims of mass violence in this country, but there are plenty of others and more planned in Orlando, Charleston and elsewhere.

Getting power back to millions in Florida won't be easy

12 hours ago

Hurricane Irma is going to create many big and lasting problems for the areas hit. Housing is one — where to put people while their homes are rebuilt or renovated. Electricity is another. Florida Power and Light, the state's biggest utility, said almost 3.5 million of its customers were still without power today; statewide, it's close to 7 million or 8 million households and businesses. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal called up Sustainability Desk reporter Scott Tong to find out more about the tough process of getting the lights back on. 

On Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California, a shooter killed 14 people in an attack at the Inland Regional Center.

Today, there’s a temporary memorial to the victims set up along a busy stretch of road. There are sun-bleached flowers, American flags, a laminated poster with pictures of those who died.

There’s a small planted Christmas tree that someone is still watering, and a couple trash bags filled with older flowers and stuffed animals that have been gathered up but not thrown away.