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One of the nation’s largest consumer credit monitoring companies is settling a federal lawsuit over a breach that happened in 2017, impacting 147 million consumers in the U.S. and 5.4 million Illinoisans who could be in line for a cash payment. But a consumer advocate says that’s not enough.

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Current Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell recently indicated that the Fed may soon cut interest rates for the first time since the start of the financial crisis in 2009. What would such a change in the federal funds rate mean for you?

In today’s world of 24/7 cable TV and Internet news, people are more likely to be knowledgeable about financial and economic matters than in past generations. For example, we would venture to guess that most people have at least heard of the Federal Reserve, or, as it is usually referred to, the Fed.

However, having heard of the Fed is quite different from understanding what the Fed actually does and how its actions influence our financial lives. Let’s explore the Fed’s role in the U.S. economy and how its actions affect the broad economy and interest rates in particular.

What is the Federal Reserve and what are its Main Tools?

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A rally Wednesday evening on the east lawn of the Randolph County Courthouse in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day attracted more than 200 people offering support for addicts and praying for life solutions.

The 29th annual Aloha International Steel Guitar Club convention commenced Thursday morning downtown Winchester with a brief address by Mayor Shon Byrum, a group hula dance and an emotional tribute to longtime member Leonard T. "Trouble" Zinn.

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Alexandria Kostial, a University of Mississippi student who was found dead near Oxford over the weekend may have been a victim of foul play, according to CNN affiliate WMC.

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President Donald Trump has filed suit in federal court in Washington, DC, against the House Ways and Means Committee, the New York state attorney general and the New York tax commissioner to prevent the disclosure of his tax returns.

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Some congressional leaders are confident the two-year budget deal will pass, but others hold their breath about whether President Trump will continue to support the bipartisan agreement. CNN's Abby Phillip reports.

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Director Cameron Crowe explains how Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. came together to make movie magic in 1996's "Jerry Maguire." Learn more about the stories behind your favorite films on CNN's "The Movies," Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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A new University of Pennsylvania study shows the "sonic attacks" experienced by US government personnel in Havana, Cuba, starting in late 2016 may have altered people's brains. CNN's Alex Marquardt reports.

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The Trump administration wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, which could end up stripping more than 3 million people of their benefits. CNN's Rene Marsh reports.

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The Squad is the name for Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cotrez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. All four are women of color and first-time candidates, elected in the 2018 midterms. Here is how they became Trump's new target.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders tells CNN's Poppy Harlow that his campaign has reached a deal with its unionized staffers to increase their pay following negotiations, defusing an issue that threatened to distract from his populist messaging for higher wages.

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Singapore seized a shipment of almost 9 tonnes (9.9 US tons) of ivory, the largest seizure of its kind in the nation's history. It also intercepted 11.9 tonnes (13.1 US tons) of pangolin scales among the illicit cargo.

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Stanley Johnson, the father of UK's next Prime Minister Boris Johnson, discusses how he thinks his son will get along with US President Donald Trump and how Johnson will will sort out relations in Europe amid Brexit negotiations.

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In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said it was arrogant for the Justice Department to send former special counsel Robert Mueller a letter about what he can say when he testifies in front of Congress, adding that Mueller doesn't have to co…

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Anas al-Dyab, a Syrian photographer and a member of the volunteer search and rescue group known as the White Helmets, died at 23. The humanitarian group, officially known as Syria Civil Defense, described al-Dyab as a hero and activist who spent years documenting the horrors Syrians faced at…