GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. The senator’s line of questioning and Smith’s squishy answers point to a major problem in our systems of financial and personal trust, More...

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By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation’s worst budget crisis, and a review obtained by The Associated Press shows $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GAW Miners CEO held liable for $9.8 million judgment in SEC case

WASHINGTON (CoinDesk) — A US Federal judge has signed off on a final judgment against Homero Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining firm GAW Miners. The judgment, entered on October 4, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Halloween safety tips

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Halloween has been celebrated on October 31 in the U.S. since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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County officials to vote on repealing Chicago-area soda tax

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials are expected to take a major step toward repealing a Chicago-area tax on sweetened beverages. The county board’s finance committee is meeting Tuesday to vote on a More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Honeywell spins off units worth $7.5 billion in sales, keeps aerospace

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (Reuters) — U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. will spin off its home and ADI global distribution business and transportation systems into two independent, publicly-traded More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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WWE Raw Recap: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose reunite as The Shield

INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Shield, one of the most powerful and successful groups in WWE history, officially returned Monday on Raw as Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose joined forced once again. The More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Committee seeking to improve properties in Nokomis with community gardens meeting October 24

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A steering committee called Nokomis Community Gardens will be meeting at Ugly Mugs Coffeehouse on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. The interim chair of the committee, former chef More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Bearsharktopus swim team attends first meet of fall season

ST. LOUIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Bearsharktopus Aquatic Swim Team (BASC), a swim team comprised of students based in Montgomery and Macoupin counties, traveled to Lindbergh High School in St. Louis this More...

By United Press International On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Entertainment minute: Capaldi says farewell to ‘Doctor Who’ fans, Kirkman hints ‘huge event’ in ‘Walking Dead’ universe at New York Comic-Con

NEW YORK (UPI) — Scottish actor Peter Capaldi says a fateful trip to his favorite suit shop led to his discovery that a woman would be taking over his role in Doctor Who. Capaldi announced this year he is More...

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