Business owners get a leg up against ''friendly fraud''

Jan 31, 2011 Brian Bradley

Business owners looking for support to navigate the problem of "friendly fraud" will get it, thanks to a new program from US Digital Transactions Corporation. The company will offer the first chargeback recovery program that will


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U.S. auto sales rate accelerating

Jan 31, 2011 Brian Bradley

Car makers and auto dealers can expect a boost across all industry lines, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The latest data indicates that auto sales for January may reach their second-highest rate in the last 17 months, thanks to improving


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Credit card companies must now justify rates

Jan 31, 2011 Brian Bradley

Credit card companies must now justify rates

Credit card companies can no longer hide silently as they levy high interest rates to millions of consumers. According to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, credit card companies must now provide customers with the explanations


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FEMA halted collection plan earlier than believed

Jan 31, 2011 Kyle Duncan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has stopped its efforts to collect nearly $643 million in misappropriated disaster relief funds, the Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports.FEMA, which distributed more than $1 billion in disaster relief to people


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Dos and Don''ts when getting a short term loan

Jan 31, 2011 Todd Milner

Dos and Don''ts when getting a short term loan

Emergency situations occur, and sometimes bank accounts can't accommodate the need. Although some consumers may feel ashamed to seek a short term loan or cash advance to make ends meet, it is a common occurrence.The loans are quick and painless,


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