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  • NEW YORK— State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed. This is on top of the lawsuits already filed against Equifax by state attorneys general, and a...

  • The credit-monitoring company announced the changes in a press release that gave its most detailed public response to date of the discovery of the data breach on July 29 and the actions it has since taken. Lawmakers, regulators and consumers have complained that Equifax's response to the breach, which exposed sensitive data like Social Security numbers of up...

  • *Two senators urge Social Security to nullify Equifax contract. Warren, who has built a reputation as a fierce consumer champion, also signaled in a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency she helped create in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, that it may require extra powers to ensure closer federal oversight of credit...

  • Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton arrive on the Marine One helicopter with President Donald Trump aboard the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017.

    Not One Penny, a coalition of advocacy organizations protesting tax cuts for the wealthy, launched a new campaign Friday dubbed "Dump Mnuchin."

  • Senator Warren to investigate Equifax

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach.

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach and will introduce a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free.

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017" on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2017.

    The independent senator's health-care legislation would effectively abolish the insurance industry and cover every adult U.S. resident.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to people shouting his name on the East Front of the Capitol on August 2, 2017.

    The bulk of the Senate Democratic caucus has not yet come around to Sanders’s Medicare-for-all bill, Vox reports.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.

  • WASHINGTON— Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Senator Elizabeth Warren, who opposes efforts to dismantle a new rule allowing customers to sue financial companies in class actions, released letters on Tuesday from U.S. bank CEOs in which they declined to defend lobbying against the measure and several said they already comply with it. The letters to liberal Warren showed Capital One,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 6- Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, met on Wednesday with President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, where she pressed him on political interference in antitrust and lobbying, according to a source familiar with the discussions. The source did not say if the meeting was...

  • The scandal over phony accounts came to light last September after the company announced a $185 million settlement with regulators to atone for the sales abuses. In response, Wells Fargo has fired senior managers, changed pay incentives for branch staff, separated the role of chairman and chief executive and faced a difficult shareholder vote at its annual...

  • The scandal over phony accounts came to light last September after the company announced a $185 million settlement with regulators to atone for the sales abuses. In response, Wells Fargo has fired senior managers, changed pay incentives for branch staff, separated the role of chairman and CEO and faced a difficult shareholder vote at its annual meeting....

  • Pedestrians pass in front of a Wells Fargo bank branch in New York.

    The headlines keep getting worse for Wells Fargo in its fake account scandal, but the latest disclosures could represent a turning point.

  • The revelation is the latest chapter in a year-long scandal at the San Francisco bank and puts it back in the crosshairs of lawmakers as they prepare to return to Congress next week. She repeated her call for the bank's top brass to appear before the Senate Banking Committee. "Every new disclosure seems to expand the scope of the banks troubles, which creates the...

  • The revelation is the latest chapter in a year-long scandal at the San Francisco bank and puts it back in the crosshairs of lawmakers as they prepare to return to Congress next week. She repeated her call for the bank's top brass to appear before the Senate Banking Committee. "Every new disclosure seems to expand the scope of the banks troubles, which creates the...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    Paul Ryan's tax postcard sounds like a great idea but there are a few glaring problems with it, says Vox's Matthew Yglesias.

  • A customer leaves an ATM at a Wells Fargo branch in Denver.

    "A million extra? I mean that's not a rounding error," Jim Cramer says.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Krassi Nikov evacuated his Houston home with more than 2 feet of water inside of it on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Harvey devastated Texas' Gulf Coast. Congress will soon be asked to renew the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at the end of September. Wright said he was confident Congress would reauthorize the program, but he...