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A Warning Shot on Equifax: Index Provider Flagged Security Issues Last Year

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A year before Equifax disclosed a breach that compromised the private information of 145.5 million consumers, MSCI warned of signs that the credit reporting firm was failing to protect its data.

Kellogg to Buy RXBAR for $600 Million

Kellogg plans to buy niche protein-bar company RXBAR for $600 million, joining other big food makers in tapping new brands to make up for falling sales of sugary, processed products.

Caesars Entertainment Unit Preparing to Exit Bankruptcy

Caesars Entertainment said its largest operating unit is poised to emerge from bankruptcy Friday, wrapping up a more than two-year long restructuring process that has left the casino behemoth with less debt and money to invest in its business.

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Japan's Denso to Invest $1 Billion in Tennessee Operations

Japanese automotive supplier Denso Corp. said Friday it will invest $1 billion to expand its manufacturing operations in Tennessee, creating 1,000 new jobs producing parts for vehicles with electric engines and self-driving technologies.

Switch Shares Climb in First Day of Trading

Shares of Switch, the data-center company that powers businesses of Amazon.com, eBay and other tech companies, surged in their trading debut, the latest sign of renewed interest in technology IPOs.

Nordstrom Family Scrambles to Save Buyout Plans

The founding family and private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners are considering a new structure for the buyout that would include less debt.

Costco, With an Eye on Amazon, Expands Home Delivery Service

Costco started offering two-day delivery on shelf-stable food and expanded a fresh-food delivery partnership with startup Instacart, as food becomes an increasingly competitive front in the e-commerce battle.

Nissan Inspection Scandal Could Mean Lost Sales, Jail Time

Nissan faces possible penalties and a sales crunch over safety-check violations at its factories in Japan, which have forced the recall of nearly all the vehicles the company has sold there in the past three years.

AOL Instant Messenger to Sign Off

AOL Instant Messenger, also called AIM, is shutting down, the once-popular chat platform now owned by Verizon Communications announced through messages to users.

Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence

Facebook cut references to Russia from a public report in April about manipulation of its platform around the presidential election because of concerns among the company's lawyers and members of its policy team, according to people familiar with the matter.

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October 06, 2017 13:15 ET (17:15 GMT)