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Sep 27, 201205:13 PM

Cheat Sheet: September 27, 2012

Obama at Farm Bureau Live today

President Obama spoke in front of a crowd of about 7,000 today at Farm Bureau Live this morning. In his speech for re-election, he outlined his plan for economic recovery, which would include outsourcing fewer American jobs, investing in wind and solar energy, improving education by keeping tuition costs low and hiring more teachers and cutting the deficit “without sticking it to the middle class.” He mentioned in his speech that change takes time and that it will take a few more years to solve challenges that were building up over decades. (Source)

Cyber threat to banks

A hacker group in the Middle East who has identified itself as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters has disrupted the electronic banking operations of America’s largest financial institutions recently. These strikes left customers temporarily unable to access their checking accounts, mortgages and other services. The attackers used the Internet to warn the institutions ahead of time, but the banks were unable to stop the assaults. (Source)

Priority Chevrolet apologizes for having customer arrested

The president of Priority Chevrolet, Dennis Elmer, apologized Wednesday for the arrest of a customer in June.  Elmer said he’s heard from Chesapeake police that one of his managers told an officer that Danny Sawyer of Chesapeake had stolen a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. Elmer said the staff erred when they sold the SUV to Sawyer for about $5,600 too little and erred again after going to police after Sawyer resisted the company’s efforts to get him to sign a new, costlier contract. (Source)

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