Average consumer credit scores fall two points over last 13 months

Feb 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

The effects of the recession were suppose to change spending habits and make consumers more cognizant of their credit scores. But that supposed windfall has yet to take hold, as average credit report scores among U.S. consumers have fallen


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GM Financial, Ally squaring off in lending market

Feb 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

General Motors and its former financial wing, Ally Financial, are shaping up to do battle in the auto lending industry. First, GM reported that it was preparing to expand its own lending sector, GM Financial. The company was forced to revamp


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New Mexico government demands that appointee submit to background screening

Feb 14, 2011 Matt Roesly

New Mexico government demands that appointee submit to background screening

Former astronaut Harrison Schmidt was set to become the next secretary of New Mexico's Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, The Associated Press reports. However, that plan hit a snag when the state's lawmakers demanded


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Camden man busted in identity theft scheme

Feb 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

A Camden, New Jersey, man was arrested amidst allegations that he ran a simple, but damaging, identity theft scheme that involved stealing personal checks out of mailboxes and mail trucks, the Gloucester County Times reports.The paper details


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Oregon AG warns of phony debt collection scam

Feb 11, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Residents in the state of Oregon have been warned by state officials about a phony debt collection scam, with fraudsters posing as law enforcement or debt collectors trying to obtain money from a short term loan.The Oregon Department of Justice


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