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DEMS CALL FOR MORE ACTION ON EQUIFAX: The outrage over the massive Equifax data breach is heating up, with Democrats suspicious that Republicans are delaying efforts to crack down on the credit reporting industry and secure consumer data.

The fresh outcry started when Reuters reported that Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyOvernight Regulation: EPA sued over water rule delay | House passes bill to ease ObamaCare calorie rule | Regulators talk bitcoin | Patient groups oppose FDA ‘right to try’ bill Mnuchin wants to know how consumer bureau is handling Equifax breach Overnight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would ‘love to see a shutdown’ over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group MORE, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), had slowed the agency’s investigation into Equifax.

The 2017 breach exposed sensitive information, including Social Security…

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