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Gov. Hutchinson, Microsoft initiate partnership to promote computer coding education

December 15, 2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s focus on computer coding and so-called STEM education in Arkansas has led to a first-of-its-kind public-private deal with technology giant Microsoft Corp. Under this relationship, Microsoft will commit resources and invest in programs to support students, teachers and administrators, entrepreneurs, and other community members across the state.

How a housing squeeze is tightening on first-time buyers

December 15, 2016

It's becoming harder to get started on the American Dream of homeownership. Some eight years after its worst collapse since the Great Depression, the housing market has recovered in much of the country, with prices approaching peak levels set a decade ago. But the supply of affordable houses available for first-time buyers remains tight, leaving many on the sidelines.

Yahoo suffers world's biggest hack affecting 1 billion users

December 15, 2016

Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company's own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history. The digital heist disclosed Wednesday occurred in August 2013, more than a year before a separate hack that Yahoo announced nearly three months ago .