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Equifax Hack Brings Renewed Attention To The Credit Reporting Industry

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:28pm

Companies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion know virtually every piece of our financial lives. The Planet Money team set out to understand where this multi-billion dollar industry came from.

With OK From EPA, Use Of Controversial Weedkiller Is Expected To Double

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:14pm

The EPA says farmers can still spray dicamba on their crops next year — with some new restrictions. The weedkiller has been blamed for drifting into fields, damaging millions of acres of crops.

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Halt In Subsidies For Health Insurers Expected To Drive Up Costs For Middle Class

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:52am

The administration's move late Thursday was the second swipe that day at the insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act.

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Equifax Help Site Manipulated By Hackers To Push Adware

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Equifax is taking a customer help Web page offline as the company investigates reports that the site directed people to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates.

White House To End Health Care Subsidies

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

The White House says the government will no longer make subsidy payments to health insurers. The change could cause premiums to spike and drive insurers out of the marketplace.

Top Exec At Amazon Studios Put On Leave After Harassment Allegations

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:10am

The company said that Roy Price has been placed on leave after allegations surfaced that he lewdly propositioned a female show producer at a Comic-Con event in 2015.

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Paris Mayor Plans To Eliminate All Non-Electric Cars By 2030

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:16pm

"We are seeing a revolution in terms of mobility and on the issue of climate," said the city's deputy mayor. "We can't wait."

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'Many Challenges' Ahead For 2020 Census, Commerce Secretary Says

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:22pm

Facing cost overruns and cybersecurity risks, the 2020 Census is expected to cost more than $15 billion. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says more funding will make the count as accurate as possible.

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As Allegations Mount, Weinstein's Problems Move Beyond Tattered Reputation

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:42pm

London police are investigating an allegation against Weinstein of sexual assault in the 1980s. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will meet Saturday to discuss taking action against him.

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Equifax Takes Down Webpage After Report Of New Cybersecurity 'Situation'

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:32pm

When people tried to visit a certain page on the company's website Thursday, they got an error message: "We're sorry ..." Equifax says it is looking into a report of fraudulent links on its site.

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Is This How The Trump Administration Might Save Coal?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:22pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry says subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would make the grid more reliable. An unlikely array of critics say the move is expensive and unnecessary.

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Northern California Wildfires Destroy Thousands Of Businesses

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

In much of the area burning in Northern California, agriculture is the main industry. And in the Sonoma and Napa counties, wine is the big player. It's worth billions and employs a 100,000 workers.

FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:43pm

After many setbacks for genetic therapies, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended approval of the first gene treatment for an inherited form of blindness.

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Decision Not To Publish Weinstein Story Roils NBC

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:27am

Before the New York Times broke the Harvey Weinstein story, journalist Ronan Farrow gave the story to NBC News. NPR's David Folkenflik says they rejected it, despite Farrow having ample evidence.

After A Failed Launch, Smart Shoe Benefits From A Reboot

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:59am

Hahna Alexander initially invented a shoe that could charge a battery, but no one wanted to use it. "You have to invent something that people can't live without," she says.

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How The U.S. Men Missed The World Cup, And What It Means For Soccer In America

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:38am

U.S. Soccer is likely to lose out on tens of millions in revenue, and more dual-nationals may choose to play elsewhere. Fox Sports' $425-million payout to air the next two World Cups looks rough, too.

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Coach Changes Corporate Name To Tapestry, Brand Name Is Unchanged

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:58am

Coach Inc. is changing its corporate name to better include the two other brands it owns: Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade. Coach bags, accessories and stores will continue to carry the brand name.

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Chris Jackson And The Book Industry's Attempts To Diversify

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

Chris Jackson is revitalizing One World, a division of Random House known for publishing black authors. To celebrate, they're releasing Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.

What's At Stake For Boeing In The Iran Deal

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

Most U.S. firms can't do business with Iran even under the nuclear deal the president may try to unravel. But a lot is at stake for airplane-maker Boeing, which has signed deals with Iranian airlines.

Insults, Lawsuits And Broken Rules: How Trump Built A California Golf Course

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:01am

In 2002, Donald Trump was expected to be a savior for Rancho Palos Verdes. But over the next decade, he brought lawsuits and offended residents. It's a lesson in Trump's management style.

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