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Equifax Hack Brings Renewed Attention To The Credit Reporting Industry

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President Trump spoke from the White House in July in an effort to promote health overhaul legislation. He's now trying to make changes through an executive order. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Paul Melquist says he is frustrated that his insurance costs are so high because he would like to be able to do more for his grandchildren — Adalyn, Mason and Carys — in his retirement. Courtesy of the Melquist family/KHN hide caption

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

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Drug lobbyists and consumer health advocates fill the halls of the state Capitol in September to see how Assembly members vote on a controversial drug price transparency bill. Tam Ma/Courtesy of Health Access California hide caption

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California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

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Analysts at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center predict that nearly three-quarters of the savings from the GOP tax overhaul would go to the top 20 percent of earners. Roy Scott/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testifies about the company's massive data breach before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The Equifax Inc. headquarters are seen in Atlanta earlier this month. The credit reporting agency's interim CEO is apologizing to millions of consumers affected by a data breach. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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German grocers Aldi and Lidl are aggressively growing their U.S. footprint. Aldi, which aims to have 2,500 stores by 2022, has recently renovated this store (left) in Alexandria, Va. And Lidl's new location in Manassas, Va., was its 30th in the country. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (center) answers questions during a Tuesday news conference on Capitol Hill. Also pictured are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Equifax spent over $1 million last year on lobbying efforts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen says the process of unwinding the central bank's massive bond holdings will be gradual. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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

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A strengthening global economy is among the most important forces putting downward pressure on the dollar. agcuesta/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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The Dollar Is Weaker, But That Might Not Be A Bad Thing

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What To Do When Your Personal Information Gets Hacked

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Millennials were the largest group of homebuyers for the fourth consecutive year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Responds To Equifax Hack

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who plans to sue Equifax, called the breach "the most brazen failure to protect consumer data we have ever seen." bernie_photo/iStock hide caption

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After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own. Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency will close a loophole that lets drug manufacturers skip pediatric testing in some drugs intended for children. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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