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Whole Foods: Customer payment info hacked at stores

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 5:07 PM

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Whole Foods Market said Thursday that customer payment information at some of the grocer’s in-store bars and restaurants was hacked.

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The company did not immediately say how many customers or stores might be affected, but said payment information was not hacked at its primary checkout counters because they use a different operating system.

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“When Whole Foods Market learned of this, the company launched an investigation, obtained the help of a leading cyber security forensics firm, contacted law enforcement, and is taking appropriate measures to address the issue,” the company said in a written statement.

Whole Foods, which was recently purchased by online retailer Amazon, also said that Amazon’s system was not affected.

(Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman)

Most of Whole Foods’ more than 460 stores do not have in-store bars and restaurants. The ones that do are usually in or near larger cities. 

It’s unclear when the hack happened and when exactly Whole Foods learned of it. Whole Foods did not respond to a message left, seeking additional comment.

The company said it would continue to investigate the matter and provide updates when it has more information. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  

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GE Aviation, CFM fly from air show with $22B in orders

Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

Final assembly of the CFM56-5B jet engine produced by GE Aviation joint venture CFM International. FILE
Final assembly of the CFM56-5B jet engine produced by GE Aviation joint venture CFM International. FILE

Two regional aviation companies — Evendale’s GE Aviation and CFM International, its West Chester-based joint venture Safran Aircraft Engines — received more than $22 billion in orders from the 2018 Farnborough Air Show last week.

The orders were for jet engines, services, avionics and digital offerings at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show in London.

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Engine orders and commitments included more than 850 LEAP and CFM56 engines, 250 CF34 engines, close to 100 GE90-115B engines and almost 50 GEnx engines, the companies said in a joint release.

Among the orders:

Air Lease Corp. chose CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine to power 34 previously announced Airbus A321neo aircraft and finalized an order for 85 LEAP-1B powered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order is valued at more than $3.3 billion list price.

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Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding, signed a “letter of intent” for 29 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777 Freighters and five GEnx-2B-powered Boeing 747-8 Freighters. The engine order is valued at more than $2.5 billion, the companies said.

GE Aviation and Teradata — a data analytics company moving from Miami Twp. to San Diego — announced that GE Aviation will become the exclusive provider of Teradata products and services for commercial aviation markets, providing what GE Aviation called “the world’s biggest airlines with a single, comprehensive framework that combines high-performance analytics in the cloud from Teradata with edge-connectivity services from GE Aviation.”

Aeromexico signed a 12-year $2.3 billion agreement with CFM Services to support a minimum of 128 LEAP-1B engines that power its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes.

And late last week, Aviation Capital Group LLC announced an order for LEAP-1B engines to power 20 additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and LEAP-1A engines to power 10 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft, a $800 million order.

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“It has been a great year so far for CFM,” Gaël Méheust, president and chief executive of CFM, said in a release. “We just delivered the 1,000th LEAP engine, the fleet has logged more than 1.5 million flight hours, and we have the highest daily utilization in this thrust class.”

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Mason urgent care center to hold open house ahead of opening

Published: Sunday, July 08, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Premier Health will hold an open house this month for its Mason urgent care location at 7450 Mason Montgomery Road. This site is the seventh location to open across Southwest Ohio.

The Premier Health Urgent Care in Mason will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 before officially opening to patients July 23.

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The urgent care location will handle a variety of health care needs from minor illnesses such as sinus infections, earaches, allergies and pink eye to injuries such as fractured bones. Providers will also be able to conduct school and sports physicals, and administer vaccinations. Diagnostic testing for the flu, pregnancy and strep can be done on-site as well as X-rays.

The location will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week. Each Premier Health Urgent Care will be staffed by local advanced practice providers, which are physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work under the close supervision of a physician.

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Patients will be able to register for an appointment time online and wait in the comfort of their own home up until the time of their appointment. Walk-in appointments will also be available through registration at self-check-in kiosks. Individuals who check-in on-site may leave to run errands while they wait for their time to arrive, and be alerted through mobile devices when their appointment is getting close so they do not run the risk of losing their spot in line.

For more information on Premier Health Urgent Care, visit www.PremierUrgentCareOH.com. ERIC SCHWARTZBERG

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Democrats appear at Good Sam for Medicaid expansion support

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 4:23 PM

Ohio House District 40 candidate Ryan Rebecca Taylor, center, speaks in front of Good Samaritan Hospital. KAITLIN SCHROEDER/STAFF WRITER
Ohio House District 40 candidate Ryan Rebecca Taylor, center, speaks in front of Good Samaritan Hospital. KAITLIN SCHROEDER/STAFF WRITER

Ohio Democrats gathered in front of Good Samaritan Hospital on Friday to advocate for Medicaid expansion support.

The Dayton hospital is poised to close 12:01 a.m. Monday, and the hospital’s emergency department has already closed.

Local Democratic candidates said erosion of Medicaid expansion could lead to more hospital closings as that burden of care covered under the state-federal insurance program instead becomes unpaid hospital bills and lost revenue.

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Premier Health, which operates Good Samaritan, has said the hospital is closing because it isn’t sustainable to maintain two hospitals five miles from of each other when health care is shifting to outpatient settings and the population in Dayton is falling.

Premier did not endorse the event outside of the hospital.

Premier said in a statement following the event that the Dayton area is one of just a few large metropolitan areas in the United States that lack a public or university-operated hospital, which help cover the community cost of caring for Medicaid patients, and that combined with a “low per-capita level of local levy support for health services” underscores why area hospitals need Ohio’s Medicaid expansion to remain in place.

“However, Medicaid expansion was not a factor in the decision to close Good Samaritan Hospital’s main campus on Philadelphia Drive. Instead, Premier Health is doing its part to address the excess number of inpatient beds across the entire Dayton region,” Premier stated.

But Ohio Democrats still highlighted it Friday as a symbol of how curtailed Medicaid expansion could harm hospitals because they said it shows an example of a hospital closing and how that affects a community.

David Pepper, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, said Good Samaritan is “symbolic, unfortunately, of what might happen if we don’t get it right in November.”

“This November we have on the ballot a group of candidates like the candidates here today who are fighting for things like Medicaid expansion, they are fighting for people with pre-existing conditions,” he said. “On the other side we have opponents who have voted again and again against Medicaid expansion.”

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Besides Pepper, those in attendance included Ohio Senate District 5 candidate Paul Bradley, Ohio House District 40 candidate Ryan Rebecca Taylor, Ohio House District 41 candidate and Dayton Public Schools Board Vice President John McManus and Ohio House District 42 candidate Zach Dickerson.

Mike DeWine, Republican candidate for Ohio governor, recently said he would support keeping Medicaid expansion but would want reforms like work requirements.

As Ohio Attorney General, DeWine had previously challenged the Affordable Care Act and its provisions, including Medicaid expansion. His Democratic opponent, Richard Cordray, supports Medicaid expansion.

About 700,000 low income Ohioans are covered under the expansion of Medicaid.

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Harry Potter festival coming to Ohio

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

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The magical world of Harry Potter is coming to Ohio.

Ohio-Made Getaways is hosting “A Magical Getaway: Celebrating Potter Palooza” in Lancaster on Aug. 3 and 4. Fairfield County District Library’s community-wide celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter is a two-day getaway with plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages.

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Lancaster is less than two hours from Dayton. Guests pick up a Marauder’s Map at the visitors center at 205 W. Main St. The festival includes:

• A wizarding costume contest at the library on 2 p.m. at 219 N. Broad St.

• Wizard Rock Band Tonks & the Aurors concert at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Bandstand at 3 p.m. on Friday

• Quidditch Demonstration at Rising Park at 203 E. Fair Ave. at 10 a.m. on Saturday

• Hogwarts Herbology class, where you will create and tend to your very own magical mandrake plant to take home and watch grow

• Visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop at the First Presbyterian Church (222 N. Broad St.)

• Art and Clay offers a“Mischief Managed” dinner plate painting project with a fun and simple design

• Two Broke Artists lead a Harry Potter Youth Painting Class.

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