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FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its website had been hacked as well. The news comes as Equifax continues to deal with the aftermath of hackers breaking into its system earlier in 2017 which allowed the personal information of 145.5 million Americans to be accessed or stolen. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
October 12, 2017 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax said Thursday that problems with an online customer help page were caused by a vendor's software code and not by a cyberattack on its systems. The company earlier said it had disabled its credit report assistance page after reports that another part of its website had been...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
October 09, 2017 - 10:33 am
Terrell Owens originally was famous for his many National Football League records and over-the-top touchdown celebrations. But he's also famous for running through most of the $80 million he made during his 15-year career, thanks in part to bad investments and business deals. "Having a lot of money...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testifies before a Senate Committee on Banking hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cordray has announced plans to resign his office by the end of November 2017. He is expected to return to his home state of Ohio to run for governor. The Democrat has been a leading critic of President Donald Trump within the government. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 05, 2017 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payday and auto title lenders will have to adhere to stricter rules that could significantly curtail their business under rules finalized Thursday by a federal regulator. But the first nationwide regulation of the industry is still likely to face resistance from Congress. The...
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October 04, 2017 - 9:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo says it will refund customers that paid mortgage rate lock extension fees that were requested from Sept. 16, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2017, as it looks to win back their trust following a scandal over its sales practices. Wells Fargo & Co. said that approximately $...
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This Wednesday, June 29, 2016, photo shows guns on display at a gun store in Miami. After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation’s latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry rose, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
October 03, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation's latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry followed a familiar pattern. They rose. Sturm, Ruger & Co. jumped 3.5 percent on Monday. American Outdoor Brands Corp., which owns Smith & Wesson, climbed...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria wait in line at Barrio Obrero to receive supplies from the National Guard, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, destroying buildings and leaving its more than 3.4 million residents largely without power. Food and drinking water are also difficult to come by, and the recovery will be long, difficult and expensive. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
September 26, 2017 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, destroying buildings leaving its more than 3.4 million residents largely without power. Food and drinking water are also difficult to come by, and the recovery will be long, difficult and expensive. While the urge to donate clothes and...
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FILE - This April 11, 2017, photo shows a Wells Fargo bank in northeast Jackson, Miss. Wells Fargo said Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that 3.5 million customers were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it originally estimated. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 31, 2017 - 10:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The scope of Wells Fargo's fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers' permission between 2009 and 2016. That's up from 2.1 million accounts that the bank had cited in September...
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FILE - This April 11, 2017, photo shows a Wells Fargo bank in northeast Jackson, Miss. Wells Fargo said Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that 3.5 million customers were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it originally estimated. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 31, 2017 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The scope of Wells Fargo's fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers' permission between 2009 and 2016. That's up from 2.1 million accounts that the bank had cited in September...
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FILE - This April 11, 2017, photo shows a Wells Fargo bank in northeast Jackson, Miss. Wells Fargo said Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that 3.5 million customers were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it originally estimated. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 31, 2017 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The scope of Wells Fargo's fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers' permission between 2009 and 2016. Wells Fargo also acknowledged that roughly half a million of the newly...
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FILE - This April 11, 2017, photo shows a Wells Fargo bank in northeast Jackson, Miss. Wells Fargo said Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that 3.5 million customers were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it originally estimated. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 31, 2017 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is now saying 3.5 million customers were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it originally estimated. In the weeks and months after the bank acknowledged in September 2016 that its employees opened 2.1 million accounts...
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