Diamonds and Dogs
Marriott (MAR) hotels is up a percent as occupancy in the South is close to a 100%. First we had Hurricane Harvey. Now the state of Florida is in a state of emergency as Hurricane Irma heads to the Florida Keys. People along the Florida coast have been instructed to evacuate heading inland to any hotel they can find. No rooms available throughout the state.
Equifax (EFX) has seen better days. The credit monitoring company was not monitoring their own servers. Equifax stock is down 13% to a six month low after announcing late Thursday that it had suffered a breach potentially affecting 143 million U.S. consumers. Exposed data includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver's license numbers. The breach also compromised credit card numbers for 209,000 consumers, and dispute documents with personal identifying information for 182,000 consumers.
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