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Consumer Alert: PF Chang's hacked, Fruit recall expands, Air travel prices rise

P.F. Chang's identified 33 restaurants where customer credit and debit card information might have been stolen. (Photo courtesy of P.F. Chang's)
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PF Chang's names 33 restaurants in data breach

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach.

It says data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants in Baltimore; St. Louis; Pittsburgh; Austin, Texas; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

P.F. Chang's confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen, but didn't specify the locations at that time.

The company has said that potentially stolen data includes the card number and may also include the cardholder's name and/or the card's expiration date in some instances.

A list of all 33 locations as well as the dates that cards may have been compromised can be found at pfchangs.com/security.

California firm expands nationwide fruit recall

CULVER, Calif. (CNN) -- If you've bought California nectarines, peaches, plums or pluots lately, even the organic kind, check the label carefully.

The Wawona Packing Co. announced that it's expanding a voluntary recall of its products.

The fruit may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis. This serious infection can give you temporary problems such as a high fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea, headaches, stiffness and nausea.

The recall affects many top grocers including Trader Joe's, Kroger, Costco, Whole Foods Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Walmart, which also operates Sam's Club,

More information including lot codes, labels and pictures to identify the possibly contaminated fruit, is at Wawona's website, wawonapacking.com.

U.S. airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

NEW YORK (AP) - Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.

The average roundtrip ticket within the U.S., including taxes, has reached a little more than $509 in the first six months of this year. That's up nearly $14 from the same period last year.

Domestic airfare continues to outpace inflation, rising 2.7 percent, compared to the 2.1 percent gain in the Consumer Price Index.

An Associated Press analysis of data from Airlines Reporting Corp. shows that airfare has gone up 10.7 percent in the past five years - after adjusting for inflation.

Airlines Reporting Corp. says prices are going up because more people want to fly but the number of seats has been reduced. And the company says the trend is likely to continue for the near future.

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