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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.

College Towns Feel Pinch from Rental Sites like Airbnb

College Towns Feel Pinch from Rental Sites like Airbnb

By Steve LeBlanc | Sep 20
Property owners can make more money renting out apartments or homes by the night instead of a yearlong lease. The impact can be especially severe in college towns and tourist destinations.

Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

Shadows of Secrecy Begin to Spread Across Federal Government

By Laurie Kellman | Sep 19
There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren't making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions.

To Fight Wildlife Crime, Experts Say 'Follow the Money'

To Fight Wildlife Crime, Experts Say 'Follow the Money'

By Kelvin Chan and Katie Daigle | Sep 19
In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.

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.

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.

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.

Analysts See Trump Threats to Insurers Boosting Premiums

Analysts See Trump Threats to Insurers Boosting Premiums

By Alan Fram | Sep 16
Average premiums for individually purchased health insurance will grow around 15 percent next year, largely because of marketplace nervousness over whether President Donald Trump will block federal subsidies to insurers.

Google Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over Gender Pay

Google Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over Gender Pay

By Ryan Nakashima | Sep 16
Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.

Equifax's Troubles Deepen Amid New Disclosure About Breach

Equifax's Troubles Deepen Amid New Disclosure About Breach

By Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke | Sep 15
Credit agency Equifax traced the theft of sensitive information about 143 million Americans to a software flaw that could have been fixed well before the burglary occurred.

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