FINANCIAL

Forever 21 Says Customer Financial Information May Have Been Compromised

Forever 21 store executives say they may have been the subject of a data breach

  NATIONAL — A popular teen store is warning about a potential data breach of its customers. Forever 21 store executives say they may have been the subject of a data breach and their customers may have had their payment information stolen or compromised. A store spokesperson says a third party alerted the company to the potential breach and an…

Moorhead Restaurant Asking for Donations Shuts Down

The owner said they resorted to public funding since banks would no longer give them loans

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A struggling restaurant in Moorhead is set to close its doors for good. IDK is a self-proclaimed fine-dining restaurant which opened about three months ago near the Moorhead Center Mall. About six days ago, owners launched a GoFundMe page saying the business has fallen on hard financial times. The page had raised nearly $2,100. The owner…

CEO of Equifax Takes Early Retirement with More than $18 Million in Benefits

Smith called the breach "a disappointing event."

  NATIONAL — The CEO of Equifax announced he is retiring early, just weeks after the company put the financial futures of 143 million Americans at risk and just days before he is set to appear before Congress. Richard Smith, who has held the CEO position since 2005, is stepping down and joining other senior managers who have left the…

Jamestown Regional Medical Center Warning People About Phone Scam

Some of the calls are asking for credit card information others are for vacations.

  JAMESTOWN, ND — Hospital officials at Jamestown Regional Medical Center are warning about a scam. People are receiving calls from a number claiming to be “Jamestown Hospital”. But the number is actually not associated with the medical center. Some of the calls are asking for credit card information others are for vacations. If you receive such a call, hang…

Two Top Executives Leaving Equifax in the Midst of Massive Data Breach

The company said its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately

  NATIONAL — The fallout over the Equifax data breach continues after two of the company’s top executives leave in the middle of the chaos. Company officials said the chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately. Equifax is facing several class-action lawsuits, inquiries and Congressional investigations. The breach included much of the personal information of 143 million…

Check Your Financial Information: 143 Million Identities Exposed by Equifax Data Breach

Two million are at risk in Minnesota, One-third of the population of North Dakota at risk

  NATIONAL — One-third of the population of North Dakota may have had their personal information exposed in a data breach at Equifax. The credit reporting company reports more than 248,000 people in the state were potentially exposed. Two million are at risk in Minnesota. Atlanta-based Equifax said 143 million Americans had their information exposed. The information includes Social Security…

U of M Department Head Accused of Illegally Purchasing Guns

Investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A department head at the University of Minnesota has been accused of illegally purchasing guns. Massoud Amin is under felony indictment for providing fabricated financial documents during his divorce. The indictment bans him from buying guns. But investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer. Amin is…

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Minnesota Drops Children’s Minnesota Hospital System

Parents of these and other delicate patients cringe at the thought of finding new doctors, now that the contract between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has expired. KMSP Fox 9's Leah Beno Reports from Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The dispute between Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota hospital systems has quickly become a blame game. Caught in the middle are the patients and their families, wondering if they will have to sacrifice more out of pocket expense when it comes to taking care of their loved ones. Among the specialties provided inside Children’s…