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Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million Customers

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers. The attack on the company represents one of the largest risks ...

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Wells Fargo Review Finds 1.4 Million More Suspect Accounts

Nearly a year after Wells Fargo’s fraudulent account scandal burst into public view, the bank said it had turned up more than a million additional accounts that customers may not have authorized. The news set off a fresh wave of criticism from those frustrated by the bank’s slow pace in ...

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Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly refutes substantial younger estimates. Their results are published as early view in the journal ...

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Trump Got Nearly $1 Million in Energy-Efficiency Subsidies in 2012

By HIROKO TABUCHI March 3, 2017 The Trump White House has wasted no time in targeting pro-climate policies, freezing energy-efficiency standards finalized during the last days of the Obama administration. Its “America First Energy Plan” makes no mention of renewable energy or energy efficiency, and it is focused on fossil fuels. But ...

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Verizon Will Pay $350 Million Less for Yahoo

By VINDU GOEL February 21, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with unknown costs related to two huge data breaches, Yahoo and Verizon Communications announced Tuesday that they had agreed to shave $ 350 million from the price that Verizon would pay to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses. The two companies said they ...

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Netflix Profit Rises 56 Percent to $67 Million

A year ago, Netflix boldly declared that it planned to conquer the global market for streaming television, adding more than 130 countries to its service map. It also promised to start delivering material profits in 2017 after operating at break-even profitability for several quarters. On Wednesday, the company released business ...

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