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  • An undeserved debt [Commentary]

    An undeserved debt [Commentary]
    How competent is your 18-year old? Do you trust him or her with your credit card? How about the brand new family car? Better yet, do you think he is competent enough to take out several thousands of dollars of debt with a few pen strokes? Education...
  • Debt Adviser: Get debt down with balance transfer?

    QUESTION: I appreciate your column. It is very informative. I was wondering if working with a credit counseling service to lower your interest rate affects your credit score. While our scores are good (715-730), we overextended ourselves and the interest/...
  • Credit-card fraudsters strike at Coral Springs Home Depot, police say

    Credit-card fraudsters strike at Coral Springs Home Depot, police say
    Detectives are looking for a trio who they say has been making repeated purchases at a Home Depot store with stolen credit cards numbers. Since late April, the suspects — a woman and two men — have struck about five times, ripping off more...
  • $12,000: Bank charges

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. POQUOSON — The city of Poquoson annually budgets $12,000 for charges it incurs for...
  • Woman stole from elderly victim after car accident, cops say

    Woman stole from elderly victim after car accident, cops say
    A woman posing as a Good Samaritan helping an 89-year-old woman after she was in a car accident ended up stealing items from her purse, according to Orlando police. The 89-year-old woman was stuck in her car awaiting paramedics and police when Rachel L....
  • Visa, MasterCard lose ruling versus retailers over credit card fees

    Visa, MasterCard lose ruling versus retailers over credit card fees
    NEW YORK - A federal judge declined on Friday to dismiss antitrust lawsuits filed against Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc by retailers who opted out of an estimated $5.7 billion class action settlement in 2012 over transaction fees. Retailers such as Target...
  • How California can best fight climate change

    How California can best fight climate change
    California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, has created a promising cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that has put the state on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020, kick-started the state's green technology industry and generated...
  • Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says

    Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says
    After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo. Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...
  • Payday loan case showcases brutal interest rates in an industry under fire

    Tiffany Kelker was stuck. In January 2011, finding herself in need of some financial assistance after the holidays, she had taken out a $600 "payday loan" from an online lending business that advertised fast cash. In the ensuing months, however, the...
  • Retirees: Have you checked bank CD rates lately?

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Getting low-risk yield has been one of the toughest challenges for retirees ever since the financial meltdown of 2008-2009. Interest rates are near zero, and many retirees are nervous about bonds out of fear that rates might jump. All...
  • U.S. CBO forecasts 2039 public debt at 106 percent of GDP

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. public debt remains on an unsustainable path and will reach 106 percent of economic output in 25 years versus about 74 percent currently, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, marking a slight increase from...