<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Business Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business <![CDATA[The Best Peanut Butter Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-peanut-butter-brands/werner-brandes

This list answers the question, "What are the best peanut butter brands?" Texture is important; the ongoing battle between smooth and crunchy is one that has ruined relationships and, let's be honest, lives. But don't let that distract you. Everyone has a favorite brand of peanut butter and now is your chance to vote! 

Prices for peanut butter brands vary, depending on the ingredients used and the product quality, but the makers of the best peanut butter brand have what€'s best for peanut butter lovers in mind. This best-rated brands list will let you know which of these peanut butter brands really rate high for customer satisfaction. This is what people recommend, based on voting for the top peanut butter brands available today. Vote up your favorite brands of peanut butter, and add any peanut butter makers you think are missing!


The Best Peanut Butter Brands, food/drink, business, shopping, companies, foods, Snacks, brands,

Kraft Foods

Trader Joe's

Smucker Brands, Inc

Planters

Jif

Skippy

Calvé

Reese's

Peter Pan


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<![CDATA[The Worst Consumer Security Breaches of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-consumer-security-breaches/amylindorff
It's the digital age, and the future is NOW. We don't have flying cars (yet), but we do have most, if not all, of our personal data, financial information, and best Instagram photos online. Unfortunately, this has made the masses easy targets for hackers and digital thieves. This list of the worst consumer security breaches shows just how vulnerable our information is...and how little privacy we have.

It seems like once a week another retail chain announces a security hack, with data compromised over months or even years.&nbsp;Websites and information we thought were secure online clearly aren't, and in the wake of data breaches at stores like TJ Maxx and Michaels, how are consumers supposed to feel safe shopping for essential scrapbooking supplies and saving big on designer 
brands?!

The massive, famous security breaches on this list have affected millions of users, account holders, and consumers worldwide. Some companies respond instantly and effectively, while others simply shrug their shoulders, throw you some credit monitoring services and cross their fingers that it won't happen again.

So get ready to change those passwords, order a new credit card, or return to the age of keeping wads of cash stuffed in your mattress. The Internet has connected us all, hackers included. Read up on the worst consumer security breaches and data hacks below and try your best to sleep tonight.
The Worst Consumer Security Breaches of All Time,

Sony Pictures Entertainment
The Breach: In December 2014, hackers suspected of having ties to North Korea, broke into the film studio's computer network, releasing personal emails, payroll documents, thousands of other types of documents, and four feature films. The attack was believed to have been a reaction to the Seth Rogen and James Franco film, The Interview, which pokes fun at North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. The film was financed and distributed by Sony.

The Aftermath: The hack paralyzed Sony's production process, leaving the studio unable to process payments, resulting in cancelled shoots. Among the leaked documents were emails between Sony executives, including Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin. In these emails many actors (such as Angelina Jolie and Kevin Hart) were referred to as "whores" and "spoiled brats." Researchers estimate that financially, the breach will cost Sony millions of dollars. Sony later decided to not show The Interview, after threats of violence and terrorism from the hackers.

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Time Warner
The Breach: A not-so-fun way to start off the new year, Time Warner Cable announced in January of 2016 that as many as 320,000 customers may have had their email passwords stolen. Although the company said there was no evidence that their systems were breached directly, they admitted that the passwords and email addresses may have been taken through data breaches at other companies storing TWC customer information, or via malware downloaded during phishing attacks.

The Aftermath:
The company alerted the FBI, and sent emails and snail mail to customers, encouraging them to change their passwords.
 
Source: Reuters

Anthem Inc.
The Breach: In February 2015, America's second largest health insurance company revealed that hackers infiltrated their computer network, stealing the account information of as many as 80 million customers. Said Anthem's president and CEO Joseph Swedish, "Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack. These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data"
 

The Aftermath: The database that was accessed by the hackers contained information of about 80 million customers, but as of February 5, the company believed that only "tens of millions" of customers were actually affected. Still, this would make it the largest health care breach to date. Anthem set up a website, making information about the breach available to its members.
 
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Apple
The Breach: This one came from inside the house (or at least the country). The CIA conducted a "multi-year sustained effort" to break through the security of Apple products including iPhones and iPads. The breach was uncovered by The Intercept. That's right, the US government itself took measures to actively thwart the company's security efforts to hack into users devices.

The Aftermath: Many users were (rightfully) outraged at the latest news in "the government is spying on you," however, the documents uncovered by The Intercept not not make it clear as to the extent of the actual breach or the success of the targeting.

Source: The Intercept
2015 - Ashley Madison
The Breach: Ashley Madison, a "dating" website that is actually a place for married people to arrange for an affair, was hacked in July 2015 by a group calling themselves "Impact Team." The hackers reportedly took issue with the site's "Full Delete" program, which claims to completely delete a user's profile and all associated data. The hackers threatened to make user information public, unless the site is taken offline.

The Aftermath: Avid Life Media, the site's parent company, issued a statement saying that they had security measures in place, but those were unfortunately not enough. The site was able to "close the unauthorized access points," and is working with authorities and IT security teams to resolve the breach.

UPDATE: The hackers made their stolen data available in August 2015. Among those found to have had accounts on the site was Josh Duggar, the scandal-plagued, family values activist and eldest son of the Duggar family, of 19 Kids and Counting fame.

Source: CNN Money
2015 - IRS Website
The Breach: Maybe next year you'll think twice about paying your taxes. The IRS announced that it's online service called "Get Transcript" had been hacked by an unnamed "sophisticated" crime syndicate in order to steal the personal information of more than 100,000 people. The service is usually used to download tax forms for things like applying for a mortgage or college financial aid.

The group posed as tax payers and stole the forms in order to claim tax refunds in their victims' names. In order to do this, they had to have already stolen the victims' basic information like Social Security numbers, birthdays, and physical addresses. Their intent was to get access to even more personal info like salary levels and specific tax deduction details.

The Aftermath: The IRS disabled their "Get Transcript" service. They say they will notify anyone who was affected and will place them on a list of people whose tax profiles will be closely watched next year. They are also offering paid credit protection programs and a special PIN to help make the victims' information more secure.

Source:
CNN Money

2015 - U.S. Office of Personnel Management
The Breach: In September, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management revealed that (possibly Chinese) hackers had stolen the personal information and fingerprints of nearly 4 million federal employees across nearly all government agencies. Officials said they believed that the breach was carried out by the same hackers who stole information from Anthem Insurance earlier in the year.

The Aftermath:
In the days after the revelation, government officials assured the public that they had not found evidence that the information had been used... yet. Experts believe that the information was stolen in order to impersonate government employees, reveal who has security clearances, blackmail officials, and carry out "insider attacks."

California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff
, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said, "The extent of personal data stolen makes this attack an order of magnitude greater than any we have seen of its kind in the past." China said that it was "counterproductive" to accuse them of carrying out the attack, despite the fact that U.S. investigators believed they could trace the hack back to the Chinese government.

Source: CNN

2014 (revealed 2016) - Yahoo!

In September 2016, Yahoo! made a sh*t ton of users shout "boohoo!" by disclosing that information from 500 million accounts was stolen in 2014. Whoops. The company believes a state-sponsored agent was behind the attack, though which government and why remains unspecified. Information stolen during the hack includes passwords, security question answers, phone numbers, names, and dates of birth. 

Suspicions of a leak from Yahoo! arose in August 2016, when an organization named Peace attempted to sell user info from 200 million accounts on the dark web. Peace previously attempted to sell info stolen from LinkedIn and Myspace. The organization apparently targets companies used exclusively by senior citizens and middle school students.

News of the hack, believed to be one the biggest of all time, broke at a bad time, just days after Verizion agreed to buy Yahoo!'s core properties (which may or may not include that obnoxious exclamation point).


2015 - Experian/T-Mobile
The Breach: In September 2015, unidentified hackers breached the network of Experian, one of the nation's three major credit bureaus, accessing server of information gathered by T-Mobile and sent to Experian for credit checks. Whomever was behind the breach stole the personal data of as many as 15 million T-Mobile customers, including names, addresses, social security numbers, drivers license numbers, and other sensitive data. Anyone who applied for a T-Mobile postpaid plan between September 1, 2013 and September 16, 2015 could be affected.

The Aftermath: Though the data has no yet appeared on any black market and the status of its encryption remained mysterious, T-Mobile CEO John Legere issued a public statement immediately after the data breach became public, declaring, "Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian, but right now my top concern and first focus is assisting any and all consumers affected."

T-Mobile offered its customers free credit monitoring and protection for two years, a service that is itself vulnerable to similar data breaches. Despite notable incidents like this one in the past, Experian described the breach as "an isolated incident of one server and one clients' data."

Source: Wired

2016 - Spotify
The Breach: Hundreds of Spotify credentials - including usernames, passwords, subscription types, and location details - were stolen and posted to the website Pastebin in April of 2016. It was initially unclear when exactly the breach occurred, since Spotify denied that it had been hacked. However, Tech Crunch reached out to victims who reported recent suspicious activity within their accounts (like seeing new songs in the Recently Played category or getting kicked out while trying to stream music).

The Aftermath:
Spotify did not admit to the attack or immediately reset users' passwords. Instead, they released a statement saying, “Spotify has not been hacked and our user records are secure. We monitor Pastebin and other sites regularly. When we find Spotify credentials, we first verify that they are authentic, and if they are, we immediately notify affected users to change their passwords." However, victims said they were being forced to jump through hoops to fix their accounts, and that the breach was causing problems on other sites and services where they used the same password.


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<![CDATA[The Best Cosmetic Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-cosmetics-brands/makeup-tips
The top cosmetic brands make beauty products like mascara, lipstick, lotion, perfume and nail polish ranging from the most expensive, exclusive cosmetic brands to the best affordable cosmetic brands. Some brands are better than others but these best makeup brands stand above and beyond the rest while making you look like a million bucks without spending that much.

Makeup lovers everywhere are voting for their top favorite cosmetics brands right here. Like all things, sometimes just because something is more expensive does not mean that the quality is better, and some of the best cosmetics brands are not the most expensive makeup brands. This goes for cosmetics, but is also true that sometimes paying less is not worth getting an inferior product. Because of all of this, it's often a good idea to perform some trial and error with the products to decide which you think is the greatest cosmetic brand. Some lines may not work for you, even if they are the most popular.

Company A may sell absolutely killer nail polish, but their foundation just doesn't cut it. Company B has mineral foundation you cannot live without, but their lipstick leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing says you must stick with one cosmetics brand for everything. Mix and match your eye shadows, mascaras and blush to find a combination perfect for you.

We've all made regretful cosmetics purchases, but with this user ranked list of cosmetics brands, should you run into a dud, you can vote down the cosmetics products that aren'€™t worth the money and time so other makeup users don'€™t run into the same cosmetics problems. If you don't see your favorite cosmetics brand or the brand you consider to be the best makeup brand, make sure to add it to the list so other cosmetics users can discover your favorite makeup brands.

See Also: The Best Lip Balms
The Best Cosmetic Brands,

Benefit Cosmetics

Chanel

Christian Dior S.A.

Lancôme

MAC Cosmetics

Maybelline

Urban Decay

NARS Cosmetics

Clinique

Bobbi Brown


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<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Work]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-work/ranker-music

The best country songs about work celebrate the working person – someone who gives everything they have to their job. Or at least shows up, takes some pride in work, and earns that paycheck. Whether the job treats these people in return is another common subject in country work songs. For decades, country music has touted the virtues of hard work, earning an honest living, and taking care of the family. It’s not surprising some outstanding country classics are all about these ideals.

Country songs about working hard often deal with issues like class, poverty, and justice. Having a strong work ethic is an admirable trait, but what if employers don’t care or do right by the workers?

Songs about being under appreciated or mistreated on the job are plentiful.  Johnny Paycheck summed up the feelings of the ever-frustrated worker who’s reached a breaking point with his 1977 classic “Take This Job and Shove It.” Be honest: Who hasn’t had days that make you wanna say that to your boss? Other “I’m so done with this job” songs on this country working songs list include Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and Johnny Cash's “Oney.” There are also several modern-day classic country songs about working hard, including Kenny Chesney’s anthem “Shiftwork” and “Blowin’ Smoke” by Kacey Musgraves.  

When it comes to country songs about hard work, these tunes reflect the values of hard work, the struggles of living paycheck to paycheck, or the delicate balancing act of work and living everyone deals with at some point. Vote up your favorite country work songs, and share this list with all your friends who need a little music in their lives. 


The Best Country Songs About Work,

9 to 5

Take This Job an' Shove It

Oney

Forty Hour Week (For a Livin')

Six Days on the Road

Coal Miner's Daughter

John Henry

East Bound and Down

Working Man Blues

Sixteen Tons


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<![CDATA[51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/high-paying-flexible-jobs/american-jobs
List of the best high-paying flexible jobs: high-paying work-from-home jobs, telecommuting jobs, and careers with flexible hours and schedules that allow remote workers. "Part-time," "flexible," "remote" and "telecommute" jobs are the top jobs for work and family balance. Jobs where you can work mostly from home are becoming more and more common as email, video conferencing and phone calls are becoming the preferred method for communicating in the professional world. Mobile technology, cloud computing and shared, digital workspaces have made it easier to work from home than ever before.

Traditionally, the best flexible jobs have been high-level management jobs (where you can make your own schedule) or IT careers (where most of your work is done online, anyway). These industries still offer some of the best paying telecommuting jobs. In the past 5 years, even more industries have started to allow workers to work from home full-time or a few days a week. Many of the careers on this list still require office time, but the actual schedule of when you have to be in the office is flexible. Many project-based jobs, like Actuaries, Public Relations Specialists and Film Editors are able to create their own schedules and finish work on their own time. Sales managers are another great, high-paying job that is flexible.

Parents looking for great work-from-home jobs, adults looking to restore work-life balance, and professionals who desire the luxury of being able to finish work on their own time often search for these top paying work from home jobs. It makes sense: what's the definition of the perfect commute? From the kitchen table to the couch. Working from home, or telecommuting, is no longer the stuff of cubicle daydreams. As of 2011, an estimated 20 to 30 million people worked at home at least one day a week, and at least 2.8 million people worked primarily from home With improvements in networking technology and changes in corporate philosophy, the right career -- and income -- might be closer than you think. Many of these highest paying jobs with time off take a while to work up to and many others require advanced degrees or specialized training. However, there are some--like web developer, freelance writer, and regional sales managers are great jobs that don't require a college degree.

The salary information on this voteable list comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com and Glassdoor.com. If you have a good work-from-home job add it to this list and vote on your favorites.
51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs,

Clinical research associate
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years experience: $81,400
Dietitian
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $49,000
Freelance Writer
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree and a few years experience: $55,940
Photographer
Average pay for workers with no minimum educational requirement: $53,000
Project manager
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $92,000
Web Designer
Average pay with no minimum education requirement: $52,000
Human Resources Generalist
Average pay for workers with at least a bachelor's degree: $49,000
Telenurse
Median annual pay: $65,000
Teleradiologist
Average annual pay: $100,000 to $400,000
Virtual Assistant
Average pay varies greatly, but can be up to $100/hour

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<![CDATA[The Best Italian Shoe Brands For Men]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-italian-shoe-brands-for-men-v1/ranker-shopping
Who doesn’t love the look and feel of Italian-made shoes? What are the best Italian shoe brands for men? The best men’s Italian shoes are usually made with 100% genuine leather and are often hand-stitched, and it takes an expert to know how to work with such a fine product. The durability of an Italian shoe will literally last a lifetime. So before you discount purchasing a pair for yourself due to cost, remember that you’ll have it forever! These Italian shoe designers know what they're doing.

Many companies make shoes, but an Italian-made shoe is unique. Few have ever had the luxury of knowing what it’s like to wear a shoe that was completely handcrafted by a great Italian shoe company! In fact, it’s one of the few articles of clothing that absolutely everyone looks good in! When you wear an Italian shoe, you will be known for your expensive, trend-savvy taste, and you can rest assured that it will never go out of style!

This list refers to companies that specialize in men’s Italian shoes and features the most popular ones with makers such as Prada, Gucci, J. Crew, Dolce & Gabbana, Tod’s, and Moncler. If you are the proud owner of an Italian shoe please vote for your favorites!
The Best Italian Shoe Brands For Men,

Ermenegildo Zegna

Gucci

Tod's

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.

Santoni

Moreschi

Bow Tie

Pineider

Oliver Sweeney

Bruno Magli


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<![CDATA[The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-brandy-brands-list/werner-brandes
Brandy is a distinct and classic liquor. Brandy is made by distilling wine and is generally considered a late evening or after dinner drink. Some consider brandy to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. There are many brandy types, from top shelf brandy brands to other, more affordable but still popular brandy brands. So curl up in your smoking jacket, grab a cigar, and let's get serious about good brandy.

Brandy was invented by accident in the 12th century when merchants concentrated wine for easier transportation with the intent of re-adding the water. However, they discovered that the concentration process improved the flavor. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks, but others use caramel coloring to imitate that process. The best brandy is a debatable distinction, but one this is for sure: thank goodness for those merchants!

Because of the complexity of the process, for each of the many brandy brands, the producer comes up with a brandy that tastes slightly different from any other's. However, there are only three major brandy types: The first is grape brandy, like Remy Martin, Hennessy, and Korbel. The second is fruit brandy, like Laird of Cusenier. The third and final type is pomace brandy, like Fairgoulette. Whichever of these top brandy brands you prefer, be sure to drink it out of a snifter, that's how the pros do it.

This list is to help determine which are the best tasting brandy liquor brands out there, through votes from the Ranker users. So what is the best brandy? Vote up your favorites and vote down the brandies that just miss the mark.
The Best Brandy Brands From Around the World, Ranked,

Hennessy

Martell

Rémy Martin

Courvoisier

Honey Bee

Asbach Uralt

Mansion House

E&J

Paul Masson

Camus


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<![CDATA[The Best Yogurt Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-yogurt-brands-or-list-of-top-yogurt-companies/werner-brandes
Who wants yogurt? Everyone! These best yogurt brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, safe, and reliable brands for the dairy snack beloved by kids and grown-ups alike. This list answers the question, ‘What are the best yogurt brands?’ Top yogurt brands are available online and in traditional brick and mortar stores, allowing to select the best options and to select the highest quality yogurt brands, giving them the crucial input on what yogurt products are best. The goal of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of all major yogurt brands, making shopping and comparison fast and easy.

Prices for yogurt brands vary, depending on the materials used and the durability of the products, but the makers of the best yogurt brand have what’s best for yogurt lovers in mind. Makers of yogurts often tailor make their products to be the best and this best-rated brands list will let you know which of these yogurt brands really rate high for customer satisfaction. This is what people recommend, based on voting for the top yogurt brands available today.
The Best Yogurt Brands,

Fage

Trix

Yoplait

Liberté Inc.

Dannon

Brown Cow Yogurt

Okios Yogurt

YoCrunch Naturals Yogurt

Chobani

Gjirofarm


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<![CDATA[Fun Jobs That Pay Well]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fun-jobs-that-pay-well/american-jobs
Americans spend much of their adult life at work – usually they spend more time at work than with family or friends. If quality of life is important to you, it may be a good idea to find a career that is actually fun for you most of the time. No job will be fun every day, but if you generally like what you do for work then "you will never work a day in your life" (according to an old saying). Since different people have different ideas of "fun," the careers on this list are diverse. Some people think that the best jobs in the world are those that require a lot of office time, while others prefer high-paying flexible jobs. What are fun careers to have that also pay well?

Some of the top-paying gigs on this list are easy jobs that pay well, such as a medical test subject or a professional video game player. To get these jobs, generally, you just need to know how to find them and get lucky. Other jobs on this list take years of education and specialty training – such as an astronaut or a master sommelier – but once you get the position, you are rewarded with one of the most fun, well-paying jobs for women and men. 

Fun Jobs That Pay Well,

Food Critic
Average annual salary: $47,000
Chocolatier
Annual salary: $90,000
Wardrobe Stylist
Anywhere from $1,000 a week to $10,000 a week
Marine Biologist
Average annual: $31,500. Biologists with PhDs and teaching at universities: up to $50,000.
Video Game Player
Annual salary: $50,000
Ferrari Driving Instructor
Annual salary: $120,000
Mystery Shopper
Experienced secret shoppers can earn up to $25/hour
Personal Shopper
Average annual salary: $40,000
Voice-Over Artist
Average annual salary: $80,000
Interior Designer
Annual salary: $45,000

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<![CDATA[List of Companies That Hire Deaf People]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/companies-that-hire-deaf-people/business-and-company-info

Looking for a new job? Look no further. This list rounds up the top companies that hire hearing impaired and deaf people, in a wide range of disciplines. The best companies that hire deaf people come in many forms. Some businesses that hire hearing impaired staff members specialize in higher learning while other organizations that hire deaf people make technology products. Many of the top companies that hire deaf people are in the medical industry.

What organizations will you find on this list of companies that hire deaf people? Boeing is one of the most well-known companies that hires the hearing impaired. The organization has been hiring deaf people for decades, especially for jobs in high-volume noise level conditions. Sprint is also a good company that hires the hearing impaired. Chicago Public Schools has been known to hire deaf people as well. Other notable organizations featured on this roundup of the top companies that hire deaf people include Sunbelt Staffing, Anixter Center, and All About Kids.

Which company seems like the best place to work? Read through this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


List of Companies That Hire Deaf People,

Boeing

Sprint

Goodwill Industries

Center On Deafness

The Chicago Lighthouse

ASL Discoveries

State of Washington

St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf

Sunbelt Staffing

Chicago Public Schools


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