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Consumers Blast Equifax's Hack Response

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Consumers worried about potential damage to their personal-financial information criticized Equifax's early response to a massive hack that may have exposed the majority of American adults to harm.

Disney, Universal to Close Orlando Theme Parks as Irma Nears

Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp. are closing their Florida theme parks for at least two days in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, the companies said Friday.

Qualcomm Loses Bid to Dismiss Apple Manufacturers' Suit

A federal judge denied Qualcomm's motion to dismiss a patent-royalty lawsuit brought by Apple's leading manufacturers, allowing the manufacturers to continue withholding royalty payments as the case continues.

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Goldman Sachs Head of Commodities Trading to Leave Firm

Goldman Sachs Group's commodities head Greg Agran will leave the firm following a slump in the division, which trades oil, gold and other goods.

Uber Faces FBI Probe Over Program Targeting Rival Lyft

Federal law-enforcement authorities in New York are investigating whether Uber used software to interfere illegally with its competitors, according to people familiar with the investigation, adding to legal pressures facing the embattled ride-hailing company.

Facebook Taps Former Chinese Official to Woo Beijing on Access

Facebook has hired a veteran executive and former Chinese official for a new position leading its government relations here, in another sign it is escalating efforts to regain access to China.

Glencore, Qatar Sell 14% Stake in Rosneft to Chinese Energy Company

Glencore and Qatar have agreed to sell the bulk of their nearly 20% stake in Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft to a Chinese energy company in a deal worth about $9 billion.

Kroger Shares Fall on Profit Drop

Kroger Co.'s profit fell sharply as the nation's largest supermarket chain slashed prices and invested in new technology to keep up with rising competition among grocers.

Allergan Partners With Indian Tribe to Protect Drug Patents

To protect a top-selling drug from generic competition, Allergan PLC has sold the drug's patents to an Indian tribe in upstate New York to block rivals from challenging the patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Paramount Pictures Hasn't Received Funds from Financing Deal with Chinese Partners

Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures has received none of the money it is owed by two Chinese partners in a $1 billion co-financing deal signed in January, the studio's chief executive says.

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September 08, 2017 19:15 ET (23:15 GMT)