Credit card delinquencies plummet from 2010 levels

Feb 22, 2011 Brian Bradley

In a sign that consumers are becoming more wary about their credit reports and their personal spending levels, the national credit card delinquency rate fell sharply between the fourth quarter of 2009 and the same time last year. The observation


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Texas, Mississippi considering short term loan bills

Feb 22, 2011 Todd Milner

Legislators in Texas and Mississippi are both considering bills that would change the way short term lenders can provide short-term loans to residents of their states.A Texas Senate committee recently heard a bill filed by Senator Wendy Davis that


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More states push for nurse background checks

Feb 22, 2011 Matt Roesly

Lawmakers in Georgia and Maine are working to increase background checks performed for nursing applicants.Maine Public Broadcasting reports that Senator Chris Rector, a Republican, proposed a bill requiring criminal background checks on nurses,


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New York attorney general targets debt collection criminals in Buffalo

Feb 21, 2011 Kyle Duncan

New York attorney general targets debt collection criminals in Buffalo

The attorney general in New York is taking action against several debt collection businesses in the Buffalo-area after investigations suggested the firms targeted vulnerable customers and members of the military.New York Attorney General Eric


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Be wary of debt collection schemes

Feb 21, 2011 Kyle Duncan

One of the popular scams taking place today in the United States is fraudulent debt collection. People are often called by a collection agency and told that they need to settle a debt, despite the fact that it may or may not exist.In a recent


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