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Top SEC Officials Only Recently Told of 2016 Filings Hack

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The Securities and Exchange Commission's top officials weren't told until recently about a 2016 cyberattack that penetrated its system for public-company filings, raising questions about how the breach was initially handled.

Equifax CEO to Testify at Senate Hearing on Data Breach

Equifax Chief Executive Richard Smith will testify in front of U.S. senators next month about the company's handling of a data breach that compromised the personal information of millions of Americans.

EU Preps Tax Crackdown on Silicon Valley

The European Union said it is ready to propose new taxes on companies like Facebook and Google by next spring if there isn't "adequate global progress" toward a rewrite of corporate tax rules at an international level.

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Top Uber Investor Resists SoftBank Deal

As Uber works to finalize a potential multibillion-dollar investment deal with Japan's SoftBank, one of the ride-hailing giant's earliest and biggest shareholders has indicated it doesn't intend to sell.

Impax Laboratories in Talks to Merge With Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Impax Laboratories Inc. is in talks to combine with rival Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC as the companies seek to build strength in a challenging market for generic-drug makers.

KB Home Cuts CEO's Bonus After His Rant at Kathy Griffin

KB Home says it will cut its chief executive's annual bonus by 25% after a recording surfaced this week purportedly of the CEO berating neighbor Kathy Griffin in an expletive-laced tirade with sexist and antigay language.

Liliane Bettencourt, Heiress to L'Oréal Fortune, Dies

Liliane Bettencourt, one of the world's richest women and heiress to the L'Oréal cosmetics fortune, died Thursday. She was 94.

CVS Health Moves to Limit Access to Opioid Painkillers

One of the largest managers of pharmaceutical benefits in the U.S. says it will start limiting the duration and dose of some prescriptions for opioid painkillers, in an effort to combat widespread addiction.

Daimler to Invest $1 Billion in Alabama Plant

Daimler said it would invest $1 billion in its Alabama manufacturing operations and start production of a fully electric sport-utility vehicle, a move that comes as the German auto maker expands its U.S. footprint and global electrification drive.

CRH Unveils $3.5 Billion U.S. Buy

Irish building-materials company CRH is expanding in the U.S. with the acquisition of cement manufacturer Ash Grove for $3.5 billion.

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September 21, 2017 15:15 ET (19:15 GMT)