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Equifax Says It Had A Security Breach Earlier in the Year

Equifax Says It Had A Security Breach Earlier in the Year

By Ken Sweet | Sep 20
Equifax, under pressure from a massive data breach, says it had a separate incident earlier this year. That may mean even more scrutiny as the company deals with the aftermath of a security failure that exposed the information of 143 million Americans.

Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, but Keeps Stores Open

Toys 'R' Us Files for Bankruptcy, but Keeps Stores Open

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Bill Cormier | Sep 19
Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

U.S. Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

U.S. Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

By Jeff Donn | Sep 18
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows.

Bitcoin ... the Way to the Future or Path to Financial Ruin?

Bitcoin ... the Way to the Future or Path to Financial Ruin?

Sep 18
Bitcoin, hailed in some quarters as the future of currency, is having a rough week, with a flurry of rumors that China will shut down exchanges and the head of a major U.S bank calling bitcoin a "fraud."

Equifax Victims May Face Another Hassle in Buying An iPhone

Equifax Victims May Face Another Hassle in Buying An iPhone

By Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke | Sep 17
Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000.

Different Ways to Zap Your Debt: Which is for You?

Different Ways to Zap Your Debt: Which is for You?

By Sean Pyles | Sep 17
American consumer debt has rebounded to prerecession levels, and the category that includes credit cards hit a record $1.02 trillion this summer. Maybe your credit card debt has crept up too, setting your own personal record.

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Announces It Is Ending Trading

Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Announces It Is Ending Trading

Sep 16
One of China's biggest bitcoin exchanges says it will end trading after news reports regulators have ordered all Chinese exchanges to close caused the price of the digital currency to plunge.

AP Interview: Ryan Opens Door to Tax Cuts Adding to Deficit

AP Interview: Ryan Opens Door to Tax Cuts Adding to Deficit

By Erica Werner | Sep 15
House Speaker Paul Ryan backed off months of promises that the Republicans' tax plan won't add to the nation's ballooning deficit, declaring Wednesday in an AP Newsmaker interview that the most important goal of an overhaul is economic growth.

Senate GOP Looking for Budget Deal to Open Way to Tax Redo

Senate GOP Looking for Budget Deal to Open Way to Tax Redo

By Marcy Gordon | Sep 12
Pushing toward the Republicans' prime goal of tax legislation, the GOP Senate leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

Getting Up to Speed on the Equifax Data Breach Scandal

Getting Up to Speed on the Equifax Data Breach Scandal

By Ken Sweet | Sep 12
Equifax has been scrambling to explain itself since disclosing last week that it exposed vital data about 143 million Americans - effectively most of the U.S. adult population.

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