Archive for September 9th, 2017

After Equifax Inc. revealed that sensitive data on two of every five Americans was exposed in a cyberattack, thousands logged onto a company website to see if they were at risk.

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A decade after her first business filed for bankruptcy protection, Heather Blease made the greatest comeback.

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<p>By the time your personal data has been compromised — like it was for almost 150 million Americans who had Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates and addresses exposed in the Equifax hack — you’ve already missed your best opportunity to protect yourself. And the vast majority of credit monitoring services don’t really provide you with protection where you’re most vulnerable. They also can get you a false sense of security.</p>

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<p>The Levi’s initiative — “Improving Worker Well-Being,” officially — is about getting an industry to recognize that workers aren’t faceless cogs in giant profit machines, but people with feelings and needs. “This is about creating a culture that embraces well-being,” says Kim Almeida, who heads the program. “It’s a mindset shift.”</p>

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<p>In a year of big stories, the opioid crisis has become one of the biggest, though it’s been a problem since the early 2000s. Around then, people in Kentucky, West Virginia, and southeast Ohio started referring to Percocet, OxyContin, and Vicodin as “hillbilly heroin.” The pills were easy to get and easy to abuse. Between those, and heroin and synthetics like fentanyl — which many have since moved on to — West Virginia in 2015 had the highest overdose mortality rate in the nation, with 41.5 deaths per 100,000.</p>

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Equifax’s main job is to collect and maintain data. Now the hacking at the credit agency uncovers a gaping flaw in regulation over data storage.

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These home sellers made six-figure profits selling their homes after less than a decade.

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Without the threat of gun regulation, gun companies are finding it harder to sell guns.

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Beyond the bar and the palm-fringed pool, past the gold-leafed columns and floor-to-ceiling murals, workers at the grand Faena Hotel Miami Beach prepared for Hurricane Irma’s fury.

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Purchasing a home is daunting for many first-time homebuyers, especially when consumers lives in cities where prices are higher.

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Failing to keep your retirement savings invested could result in dwindling account balances, especially in high-cost states.

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