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Equifax Hack Brings Renewed Attention To The Credit Reporting Industry

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:28:00 -0400

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.

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

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:52:00 -0400

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

Trump Says He'll Sign Order To Expand Health Insurance Options

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:15:00 -0400

Conservatives have long advocated for using association health plans to boost competition. But the result could be that healthy people pay less and sicker people are priced out of coverage.

Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Several million consumers who buy their own health insurance earn too much to qualify for government help to defray the cost.

Consumer Watchdog Proposes New Rules On Payday Lenders

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:10:00 -0400

Regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would require lenders to determine whether customers can repay within 30 days before issuing a loan.

Sen. Bob Corker Gets Candid About Tax Cuts, Calls Budget Proposal 'A Waste Of Time'

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400

The Tennessee Republican may be a make-or-break vote on the GOP's top priority: tax cuts. And since Corker announced last week he's not running for reelection, he's speaking more freely on the issue.

California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:33:00 -0400

A bill passed by the California Legislature requires drugmakers to give 60 days' notice before raising a drug's price by 16 percent or more over two years, and to justify the price increase.

Touted As Middle-Class Win, GOP Tax Plan Directly Benefits Wealthy, Analysis Finds

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:00:46 -0400

Republicans in the White House and Congress have billed their tax proposal as a boost for the middle class. But a nonpartisan analysis finds the richest Americans would see the most immediate gains.

Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:19:00 -0400

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

Equifax Promises A New Lifetime Service, As New Leader Offers An Apology

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:01:00 -0400

The company's interim CEO promises to "let consumers easily lock and unlock access to their Equifax credit files." The service would be "offered free, for life."

Discount Grocers Aldi And Lidl Give U.S. Stores A Run For Their Money

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:04:00 -0400

The grocery industry is in an intense price war. Two German competitors — Aldi and Lidl — are a major driving force. They're known for very low prices, and they're planning scores of new U.S. stores.

Republicans Outline Biggest Tax Code Overhaul In A Generation

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0400

After months of private negotiation, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders have revealed the outline of their tax plan. It calls for cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:02:00 -0400

The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering legislation the industry favored. Now, some are calling for tougher regulation.

Hurricane Season Takes Its Toll On Home Sales And Builder Optimism

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:26:39 -0400

The recent enormous storms have hit the industry hard, with several signs turning negative. But economists expect a rebound when the weather improves.

Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:35:00 -0400

The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession. That means that over the long run, rates on car loans and mortgages could go up.