Equifax hack enough to get GOP on board with new regulations?

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) CEO Richard Smith is set to testify before the Senate Banking Committee during the first week in October and while it’s likely he will get an earful from lawmakers over the massive data breach that impacted 143 million Americans, some experts are skeptical that Republicans will get on board with bills to increase regulations.

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Court: Utility, not gov't responsible for Fukushima disaster

A Japanese court has ruled that a utility, not the government, should pay compensation to dozens of former residents of Fukushima for losses to their livelihood caused by meltdowns at a nuclear plant after a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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Eurozone growth hopes reinforced by strong survey

A closely watched survey is showing that the eurozone economy, made up of the 19 countries that use the euro currency, has ended the third quarter on a strong note, in a development that further reinforces hopes about the state of the region's recovery.

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After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller parties gain support — including the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany, which is set to become the most right-wing party in parliament for 60 years.

Why Economic Progress Has Outweighed Political Drama, Major Storms

By Rod Smyth, RiverFront Investment Group North Korea fires another missile over Japan and the Japanese and South Korean stock markets make new highs in dollar terms. The US endures two of the biggest hurricanes in recent history and US indexes are close to all-time highs.  We get lots of feedback that our clients are struggling [...]