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  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Equifax Blather

    10/18/2017 7:36:12 AM PDT · by ptsal · 17 replies
    Equifax mass mailer ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | Paulino Barros Jr.
    **Yes...this is a vanity*** On behalf of all of us here at Equifax, I want to express my sincere apology to you and anyone affected by our recent data breach. I can assure you that our number one priority going forward is taking care of you and giving you better control over access to your Equifax credit report. We realize that you likely enrolled in TrustedID Premier reluctantly, and unfortunately it may not have been an easy process. At first we were not fully prepared for the volume of calls, visits to our website and emails received in response to...
  • New Texas 130 owners to make $60 million in repairs to bumpy road

    10/10/2017 5:46:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 20, 2017 | Ben Wear
    The southern, privately built section of Texas 130, which has been an obstacle course of bumps and cracks since shortly after its October 2012 opening, will see $60 million of pavement repairs over the next year in 35 spots between Mustang Ridge and Seguin. Crews in many cases will be removing five feet or more of the road’s “sub-base,” the treated and compacted soil layers that underlie the highway’s asphalt driving surface, replacing it with soil with different, stronger properties, and then repaving those rehabilitated sections. Some repairs will also include installation of impermeable layers of soil alongside the road...
  • ‘Dear Equifax: You’re Fired.’ If Only It Were That Easy.

    10/08/2017 6:43:15 AM PDT · by ptsal · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 06, 2017 | Ron Lieber
    The emails have landed in my inbox, one every other day or so since Equifax revealed that cyberthieves had helped themselves to the Social Security numbers and dates of birth of more than 140 million Americans in the company’s files.**snip**I want out of Equifax’s system. That company no longer has permission to make money off my personal data. I want them to delete my file and never start a new one.**snip**So, can you dump Equifax? And if not, shouldn’t you be able to?
  • Equifax breach: What you can do ... and what public pressure may do

    09/18/2017 4:23:10 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 18, 2017 | Laurent Belsie
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   Hackers broke into the credit-report company Equifax and stole personal data on up to 143 million Americans. Individual actions can help control the damage. And collective action may lead to new safeguards. The Equifax breach, which occurred over 2-1/2 months, compromised personal data, including Social Security numbers. The incursion affects three-quarters of US adults with a credit score. Here’s a concise look at what happened, the variety of steps that consumers can take, and the pressure for new steps to guard credit data. Q: What happened? From mid-May through July, hackers exploited a weakness in the...
  • Two Equifax executives will retire following massive data breach

    09/18/2017 6:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2017 | Hamza Shaban
    A week after Equifax disclosed it suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised sensitive information belonging to 143 million people, the credit reporting agency's chief information officer, David Webb, and chief security officer, Susan Mauldin, are retiring, effective immediately, the company said in a statement Friday evening.
  • Credit Karma says it will offer credit monitoring for Equifax following this month's huge breach

    09/15/2017 12:02:08 PM PDT · by DFG · 23 replies
    techcrunch via yahoo ^ | 09/15/2017 | Matthew Lynley
    Credit Karma said it will add Equifax to its credit monitoring service as part of its free product, which proactively notifies members of significant changes to their credit report. It includes a whole suite of notifications for significant changes in credit queries, such as opening new accounts, a change in the status of an account, new personal information or a hard inquiry or application for credit. You'll probably find most of this in some other credit monitoring services, but Credit Karma is now looking to offer it for free as it looks to create a more simple tool for consumers...
  • How to find out if you're affected by the Equifax hack

    09/11/2017 7:25:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 11, 2017 | Katie Lobosco
    You may have never used Equifax yourself -- or even heard of it -- but the credit reporting agency could still have a treasure trove of your personal information. Equifax said Thursday that 143 million people could be affected by a recent data breach in which cybercriminals stole information including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses. Additionally, credit card numbers for about 209,000 people were exposed, as was "personal identifying information" on roughly 182,000 customers involved in credit report disputes. Equifax is one of three nationwide credit-reporting companies that track and rate...
  • America Can’t Afford to Rebuild: The entire nation has been built on credit for decades

    09/09/2017 8:07:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Automatic Earth ^ | 09/09/2017 | by Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    A number of people have argued over the past few days that Hurricane Harvey will NOT boost the US housing market. As if any such argument would or should be required. Hurricane Irma will not provide any such boost either. News about the ‘resurrection’ of New Orleans post-Katrina has pretty much dried up, but we know scores of people there never returned, in most cases because they couldn’t afford to. And Katrina took place 12 years ago, well before the financial crisis. How do you think this will play out today? Houston is a rich city, but that doesn’t mean...
  • Equifax : Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information

    09/08/2017 7:02:03 AM PDT · by pikachu · 103 replies
    Equifax ^ | September 6th, 2017 | Equifax
    To determine if your personal information may have been impacted by this incident, please follow the below steps: Click on the below link, “Check Potential Impact,” and provide your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Based on that information, you will receive a message indicating whether your personal information may have been impacted by this incident. Regardless of whether your information may have been impacted, we will provide you the option to enroll in TrustedID Premier. You will receive an enrollment date. You should return to this site and follow the “How do I...
  • Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers

    09/07/2017 2:19:50 PM PDT · by granite · 37 replies
    Techcrunch ^ | 9/7/2017 | Ron Miller
    Security data breach equifax Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers Posted 25 minutes ago by Ron Miller (@ron_miller) Data leaks have become so commonplace that it’s incredibly easy to become numb to them, but credit reporting service Equifax announced a doozy today that when all is said and done could involve 143 million consumers. This is bad. It was a treasure trove of information for the bad guys out there and included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. As though that weren’t bad enough, 209,000 people had their credit card info...
  • No rules for Congressional Federal Credit Union (CFCU)- George Webb advised

    08/30/2017 2:52:53 PM PDT · by wtd · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 30, 2017 | Dave Action is Acting Out
    No rules for Congressional Federal Credit Union - George Webb advisedNOTE: Listen to the audio - the visuals are not directly related. The information is presented in a sarcastic tone. If I'm not mistaken, this is the voice of Dave Acton, brother of George Webb. Here is a transcript of this three minute video/audio clip. Here's that famous Armageddon beer commercial. Oh, this is Dave, by the way. Oh, hey! Do you want to send money to a terrorist organization? How about $165,000? Wouldn't it be great if we could all get together and support terrorism? That would be...
  • Why your credit card debt is about to get more expensive

    06/15/2017 9:59:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    source content cannot be posted due to copyright issues | 14 June 2017
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  • S&P Downgrade Brings Illinois Debt One Step Closer to Junk

    06/02/2017 4:27:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 1, 2017 | Heather Gillers
    Illinois is on the verge of becoming the first state with a junk-bond rating following downgrades from two of the world’s largest credit-ratings firms. S&P Global Inc. warned that Illinois could be downgraded to junk status next month if it doesn’t solve its partisan gridlock. The state hasn’t had a budget for two years because of a standoff between the Republican governor and Democratic legislature.
  • Defined-Contribution Plans Help State Credit

    11/01/2016 8:29:01 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/30/2016 | James Hohman
    Lawmakers hear odd arguments when attempting to reform the state’s underfunded pension system. The latest argument is that converting Michigan’s school employee pension program to a defined-contribution system will tarnish the state’s credit rating. For evidence that this is unlikely, Michigan can look to its own history, which shows that offering new workers defined-contribution retirement benefits instead of defined-benefit pensions can improve a state’s credit rating. Michigan closed its state employee defined-benefit system in 1997, meaning all employees hired after that date would receive 401(k)-style retirement benefits instead of defined-benefit pensions. In 1998 the state’s credit rating was upgraded. Credit...
  • I Only Date Guys With High Credit Scores

    08/25/2016 9:50:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 152 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Christian Gollayan
    When it comes to love, Martina Paillant won’t settle for someone who has a credit score below 700. “I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills,” the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post. Paillant, who attends graduate school in Miami, asks potential suitors their credit scores by the fourth date. While some may call her snooty for checking someone’s FICO number before becoming Facebook official, she’s been focused on her finances since she was 16 years old and has a credit score above 800.
  • George Soros has made a big bet on a financial-services company

    08/05/2016 1:33:30 PM PDT · by Califreak · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/16/16 | Julia La Roche
    George Soros' family-office hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, initiated a new position in Synchrony Financial during the fourth quarter, the fund's latest regulatory filing shows. At the end of the fourth quarter, the fund held 7,127,865 shares, a position valued at more than $216.7 million, the 13F filing shows. Synchrony, a consumer financial-services company, is now Soros' second-largest equity position.
  • Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas Pumps « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

    08/05/2016 8:49:55 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    CBS Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 08/04/2016 | Jeff Paul
    Crooks Using Bluetooth To Steal At Gas Pumps « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/08/04/crooks-using-bluetooth-to-steal-at-gas-pumps/ DALLAS (CBS11) -Pump prowlers in Dallas are stepping up their game, stealing bank information in some cases instantaneously with a new device police are calling “scary.” Dallas Police recently discovered five different skimming devices that utilize Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth skimmer (Jeff Paul - CBS11) Bluetooth skimmer (Jeff Paul – CBS11) “I think that’s terrible,” said Tracy Schlossstein, a driver who uses one of the impacted gas station. Investigators said they found the devices buried inside the outside, credit card kiosks at four different ExxonMobil gas...
  • The Latest: S&P Cuts Turkey Credit Rating Deeper Into Junk

    07/20/2016 9:27:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 20,2016
    Standard & Poor's has downgraded its credit rating for Turkey deeper into "junk" status, citing the failed coup and political turmoil. The rating agency lowered its main sovereign rating for Turkey to BB/B from BB+/B, both of which are considered junk. S&P said it expects a period of heightened unpredictability in the country and maintains a negative outlook, which indicates that further downgrades are possible.
  • Rating agency Moody's CUTS British credit outlook to 'negative'

    06/25/2016 10:31:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/24/16 | Thomas Burrows
    Credit rating agency Moody's has lowered Britain's credit outlook to 'negative' from 'stable' in the wake of the country voting to leave the European Union.Following the Brexit vote, it said Britain's economic growth will be weaker and warned the public finances will be weaker than previously forecast, meaning it will be harder to cut the deficit. A negative outlook means there is a greater danger of a country being downgraded. It is three years since Moody's cut Britain's AAA rating. It currently has the UK on AA+, the second highest rating.It said: 'During the several years in which the UK will have to...