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IRS hires Equifax despite massive data breach

NY has also issued a subpoena in regards to the massive breach and the city of San Francisco has opened up a lawsuit against Equifax on behalf of the 15 million Californians affected by the hack. The update comes as Equifax's former CEO, Richard Smith , who announced his retirement last month, will testify in front of Congress starting Tuesday.

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Rock icon Tom Petty dead at 66

Petty was found to have had no brain activity and a decision was reportedly made to pull life support, according to TMZ . Torquil Campbell, co-lead singer of Montreal band Stars, tweeted that Petty "wrote some of the most indelible, wry, universal, addictive songs ever".

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San Francisco 49ers: 3 Takeaways vs

It was quite a sight to behold, and I felt a surge of pride knowing that, yeah, we may not win any games, but we are definitely winning when it comes to making a statement about not only oppression and social injustice, but an NFL player's right to make that statement during the national anthem.

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Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino, Athletic Director Fired Amid FBI Probe

It's sad in a lot ways", Donovan said of the scandal . Executive Director Jim Haney said Wednesday that the allegations of recruiting improprieties at seven universities "have shaken the game and the coaching profession to the core". "Today, we became aware that federal investigators arrested an Adidas employee", Adidas said in statement Tuesday. Examples of the alleged actions include a matter involving Adidas paying a high school player $100,000 to make sure he signed with ...

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Trump's tax bombshell is going to blow up Canada's competitiveness

But the blueprint does say lawmakers can add a fourth top rate above the 35% if they need to. Small businesses pay less. What's the catch? It's apparently somewhere in the small print to be written later. This could add up to real benefits for many moderate and low income taxpayers. Remember that corporations don't actually pay corporate taxes; their customers do, in the form of higher prices.

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Oil Prices Set to Return to Bull-Market Territory

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned to stop supplies from the pipeline that delivers oil from northern Iraq to support the independence referendum of the Kurdish autonomous region. Oil prices pared losses in post-settlement trade after industry group the American Petroleum Institute reported that USA crude stocks fell last week as refineries boosted output, while gasoline inventories increased and distillate stocks fell.

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Gold stays below $1300/oz as dollar rises after hawkish Yellen comments

The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 9.57 points, or 0.15 percent, to 6,380.16. "In response, the Federal Reserve will likely continue to remove monetary policy accommodation gradually", added Dudley, a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen and a permanent voter on monetary policy.

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No. 4 Penn State to clash with 3-0 Iowa

But people were stunned, deflated and drained after the Penn State Nittany Lions scored on the last play of the game to escape with a 21-19 victory over Iowa . "We're disappointed with the loss", Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. After watching Penn State steamroll his Hawkeyes 41-14 past year, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz knows his team's margin for error will be tiny.

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US Fed's Yellen says has not met with Trump to discuss status

But the central bank did take historic action on Wednesday: It will begin undoing the extraordinary steps it took to prop up the economy for nearly a decade after the financial crisis. "When the storm effects fade the economy will be as strong as before they hit, and that requires the gradual normalization of policy to continue", Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, wrote in an emailed note.

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Andrea Riseborough on Misogyny, Sexuality and the Power of Billie Jean King

It's easy to say, "You've come a long way, baby". And there are a lot of dealers around the country. That's what it's like to battle people who don't care what happens when you do. At least, I do. "So it was really awesome to get to play her ". Kramer is the film's real villain, and by casting Pullman - charming and full of gravitas even when he's being a prick - it makes a strong (and trenchant) statement that deeds count more than words, that the sheen of "respectability" is usually ...

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Wall St. falls after Fed signals another rate hike this year

Second, their plan, if any, on normalising the Fed's enormous balance sheet. For the Fed, however, it's not as simple as selling off all its assets at once. We expect the FOMC to officially announce. that balance sheet runoff will begin in October. Yesterday's 1News Colmar Brunton poll yesterday showed the National Party rose six points to 46 percent compared to last week's poll while Labour fell seven points to 37 percent.

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Federal Reserve Expected to Hold US Interest Rates Steady

The central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at -0.1 percent. Spanish government bonds moved roughly in line with peers, having underperformed on Wednesday after Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence.

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Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

As the negotiations were said to be close to being finished, one would expect some additional information around this time, right? HTC is already a partner of the California giant and has produced the Google-branded Pixel smartphone, an upgrade of which is set to be released next month .

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Treasury Yields, Dollar Surge as Fed Raises Odds of December Rate Hike

The Fed's interest rate policy can have an impact on mortgage rates and cap rates, and by extension property prices. With the pound slipping to 1.3486 against the greenback, Britain's FTSE 100 is expected to open around 10 points higher at the start of trading, according to financial bookmakers IG.

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Treasury yields jump, global stocks dip after Fed statement

FINSUM: We do not have any particularly sharp insight into what the Fed will do (and we don't think anyone really does), but we do believe that a shrinking of the balance won't cause the bond market losses that many fear. The precious metal was little changed at $1,318.96 an ounce. A majority of the bank's officials (11 out of 16) see the "appropriate" level for the federal funds rate to be between 1.25 per cent and 1.5 per cent by the end of the year, the Fed's post-meeting economic ...

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For a fourth year, Michiganders see incomes rise

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show California has the country's highest poverty rate, with almost one in five residents facing economic hardship when factoring in living costs such as housing . Experts said California's higher supplemental rate reflects the impact of higher housing prices and other costs. "There are a lot of people working full time but are still poor".

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Equifax Breach: Here's What You Need To Do

Just as important , though, is the lesson this disaster provides for the myriad other companies and agencies responsible for keeping our private data safe. A credit freeze doesn't stop a thief from abusing existing bank, credit card or investment accounts. It is not clear, however, exactly how consumers can do this.

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Texas' poor hit hardest by floods after Harvey

Jeff Lindner, meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District, said Harvey flooded an estimated 136,000 structures in Harris County, or 10 percent of all structures in the county database. The child was recovering at a hospital. He added: "The journey to rebuilding is going to be a long one". FEMA has served about 5 million meals, and the agency reported 210,000 people had registered for government assistance.

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Vehicles rush Texas gas stations as supplies dwindle after Harvey

At $2.25 per gallon, today's DE gas price average is up five cents overnight and up three cents over last week. "If you're looking out the windows and seeing the refineries - these tools that are supposed to be creating gasoline - are not working, that's why the market has reacted and the price has gone up", GasBuddy analyst Allison Mac said .

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It's time to start preparing for the next Hurricane Harvey

On Sept. 30, NFIP's debt limit with the Treasury will be cut to just $1.5 billion. Once they return to session, they'll have just 12 working days to renew this crucial program. But he added that he will soon work to get an aid package similar to those after Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. When torrents of murky brown water begin to invade your home and reports of drowning and death are in the news, the last thing you should have to worry about while heading out the door is ...