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Key Equifax Executives Leave Company Immediately After Huge Data Breach

Key Equifax Executives Leave Company Immediately After Huge Data Breach

Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the...

For Muslim Relief Workers, Faith & Charity Form an Inextricable Bond

For Muslim Relief Workers, Faith & Charity Form an Inextricable Bond

When Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Coast, the Islamic Circle of North America arranged shelter. After it passed, they provided...

For Muslim Relief Workers, Faith and Charity Form Inextricable Bond

For Muslim Relief Workers, Faith and Charity Form Inextricable Bond

When Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Coast, volunteers of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) arranged shelter. After it...

In Times of Disaster, Some Businesses Rise to the Occasion

In Times of Disaster, Some Businesses Rise to the Occasion

Jim McIngvale was standing in the parking lot of Gallery Furniture, greeting drivers and directing cars as they trickled in...

In Times of Disaster, Why Businesses React the Way They Do

In Times of Disaster, Why Businesses React the Way They Do

During natural disasters, why do some companies open their doors to the community while others take advantage of its members?...

China Bitcoin Exchange to End Trading; Currency Value Falls

China Bitcoin Exchange to End Trading; Currency Value Falls

One of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges says it will end trading after news reports that regulators have ordered all Chinese...

Text Message Network Connects Offline Farmers in Kenya

Text Message Network Connects Offline Farmers in Kenya

When she woke up one morning in February, Catherine Kagendo realized that one of her cows could not stand. “It...

Harvey Charities Raise More Than $350M in Less Than 3 Weeks

Harvey Charities Raise More Than $350M in Less Than 3 Weeks

More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane...

Immigrants, Refugees Revive Depressed Neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio

Immigrants, Refugees Revive Depressed Neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio

The Northland area of Columbus, Ohio was booming in the 1960s and 70s. About 65 square kilometers, the area was...

Hurricanes Boost Inflation & Scramble Some US Job Markets

Hurricanes Boost Inflation & Scramble Some US Job Markets

The two recent hurricanes that hit the United States raised inflation and puzzled analysts tracking job losses in Texas and...

Perlan II Sets a New Altitude Record for Gliders

Perlan II Sets a New Altitude Record for Gliders

High above the mountains in southern Argentina, two pilots recently set a new altitude world record for gliders. They hope...

Musk Now Targets October to Unveil Tesla Semi Truck

Musk Now Targets October to Unveil Tesla Semi Truck

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the electric carmaker is tentatively scheduled to unveil its planned semi-truck in late October,...

Trump Blocks Chinese Takeover of US Computer Chip Company

Trump Blocks Chinese Takeover of US Computer Chip Company

President Donald Trump has blocked the acquisition of a U.S. computer chip manufacturer by a Chinese company, calling it a...

Workers on Seasonal US Visas Tell Panel of Abuses

Workers on Seasonal US Visas Tell Panel of Abuses

As Congress looks into ways to fix the immigration system, often with the goal of safeguarding job opportunities for U.S....

Pittsburgh to Be Site of America’s Largest Urban Farm

Pittsburgh to Be Site of America’s Largest Urban Farm

Pittsburgh, once a dynamo of heavy industry, will soon become home to the United States’ largest urban farm, part of...