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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning consumers to monitor more than just their credit card statements in the wake of big data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus stores.

Madigan, along with Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, is leading a multi-state investigation into the Target breach.

Target revealed in early January that names, addresses, and phone numbers were among the information stolen, increasing the risk of identity theft.

Data Breach At Schnucks Could Affect More Than Two Million Cards

Apr 15, 2013
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Schnuck Markets says more than two million customers in the St. Louis area may have been impacted by a data breach that stretched from December 2012 until March 29.

The company said in a statement today that the cyber-attack possibly affected 79 of its 100 stores. Officials emphasized that the hackers only accessed the credit card numbers and expirations dates of victims - not their names, addresses or any identifying information.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 8, 2008 - She is a 34-year-old married mother of two who is whittling away at $20,000 of debt – a saga she shares on her Web site www.paidtwice.com.

Jaimie of somewhere in Northeastern Indiana asked that we limit her identification – not because she is embarrassed to share her financial woes but because she wants to feel secure on the Internet. More than 1,500 people visit her site daily to read about her attempts to pay off the credit card debt and college student loans she and her husband accumulated after graduation.

The mortgage crisis is really a savings crisis

Jul 8, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 8, 2008 - While it can be argued that all levels of the lending industry played some part in the sub-prime mortgage collapse, economist William Emmons of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis adds another factor: household financial behavior.

Emmons believes thesub-prime mortgage meltdown was a long time coming and is linked to the downward trend in both U.S. personal and national saving.