Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Probes Equifax

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has put a full-scale probe of how Equifax (NYSE:EFX) failed to protect the personal data of some 143M Americans on ice, sources told Reuters. The effort has sputtered since Mick Mulvaney was named director in November, raising questions about how he will police a data-warehousing industry that has enormous sway over how much consumers pay to borrow money.