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Equifax executives dumped $1.8M in stocks before news of their hack went public: report

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It was announced Thursday that the credit scoring company Equifax was hacked and put approximately 143 million U.S. consumers at risk of I.D. theft.

However, Bloomberg News uncovered hours after the news broke that at least three senior executives unloaded their stock of the company prior to the news being made public.

The shares that were sold total almost $1.8 million and the stock dump took place in the days following the discovery of the security breach but prior to the company announcing the hack. Shares in the company dropped “6.2 percent to $133.90 in extended trading at 5:50 p.m. in New York,” Bloomberg reported.

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Insider trading is defined as the illegal practice in which someone trades their stocks based on their own advantage of inside and confidential information.


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‘Opportunistic’ Trump has an ulterior motive for hyping Virginia gun rally on MLK day: MSNBC guest

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During a panel discussion on MSNBC's "AM Joy," the Reverend Mark Thompson claimed that President Donald Trump is sending a message to his rabid base by hyping up a pro-gun rally in Virginia on Martin Luther King Day.

Addressing the rally to be held in Richmond, which has the entire state on edge and forced lawmakers to ban weapons at the event in the name of safety, Thompson told host Joy Reid it was accident that the president linked the rally to a day when Americans celebrate the life of the civil rights leader who was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis.

Asked about Trump's tweets about the rally, the reverend called them disgraceful.

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‘Naked, unapologetic and insidious’ corruption: Dems respond to Trump’s official statement on impeachment trial

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Impeachment managers House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and other mangers are seen arriving to the Senate before Schiff read the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Thursday, January 16, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Responding to President Donald Trump's official answer to the impeachment charges against him now facing trial in the U.S. Senate, the Democratic House Managers assigned to prosecute the case rejected Sunday morning the president's claim his conduct was "perfect" by saying there is "a different word for it: impeachable."

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Ex-GOP lawmaker who met Parnas multiple times breaks ranks and calls him ‘credible’: ‘Everything he’s saying is true’

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," former GOP lawmaker Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) was asked about his own relationship with Lev Parnas -- whose bombshell interview with MSNBC's Rachael Maddow has rocked Donald Trump's administration -- and what the Rudy Giuliani's associate had to say.

Pointing out that Parnas is also a resident of Florida, Curbelo explained how he has managed to insinuate into Republican politics over the years and likely has much to tell.

"Lev Parnas lives in South Florida as well," he told the MSNBC host. " I certainly hope it's nothing in the water down here, but from what I can tell, Lev Parnas is someone who probably accidentally ended up in this world and once he got into it he was consumed by it."

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