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Equifax CEO Richard Smith is out after stunning data breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith is out after the company’s embarrassing data breach and botched response. The credit reporting bureau announced Smith’s sudden retirement on Tuesday, three weeks after it disclosed that the hack had compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans. Smith, 57, had been CEO for 12 years. His retirement is effective

Apple needs an X factor

Apple investors have to be hoping that X, as in iPhone X, marks the spot for the company. Because it looks like the reception for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is pretty lackluster so far. Yeah. I know that you’re supposed to say 10 instead of the letter X when discussing the iPhone

German election; More NAFTA and Brexit talks; Tax reform

1. Germany’s election: Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German Chancellor. She went against Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party in Sunday’s election. Merkel, 63, has led the European Union’s largest economy for more than 11 years. Germans voted for seats in the Bundestag, the country’s parliament. Now Merkel will have to put a coalition government