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Wells Fargo hires new law firm to prepare CEO for Senate appearance

Wells Fargo & Co. has hired law firm Sidley Austin to take the lead in preparing Chief Executive Tim Sloan for his appearance before the U.S. Congress next month to answer questions about a year-long sales practices scandal, according to four sources with knowledge of the decision.

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Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

WASHINGTON Wisconsin, Ohio and several other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.