Credit card debt still exceeds nine figures in many states

Jan 31, 2011 Brian Bradley

Indicators show that the national economy is improving, but one pivotal metric of consumer worth remains at frightening levels - credit card debt. According to new data from Equifax, Americans are still saddled with so much credit card debt


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Toyota sells $1 billion worth of bonds

Jan 31, 2011 Brian Bradley

On Friday, Toyota announced a $1 billion sale of bonds backed largely by auto loans. The sale, which utilizes funds from prime retail auto loans, is the next move in a recent string of auto sector bonds that have hit the market.According to


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Supreme Court upholds NASA background checks

Jan 31, 2011 Matt Roesly

Supreme Court upholds NASA background checks

When employees of government contractors, including scientists and engineers who work with NASA, cried foul because they were subject to "intrusive" background checks, the case was brought to the U.S. Supreme Court.Recently, the country's


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Debt collectors help FDNY recover ambulance fees

Jan 31, 2011 Kyle Duncan

When experiencing a medical crisis or trauma, the last thing on a patient's mind is probably how he or she will pay for the care they receive.But ambulance companies don't work for free, and some are employing debt collectors to settle


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Short term loans offer weekend approvals

Jan 31, 2011 Todd Milner

Economic emergencies don't know a thing about the work week. They can crop up at any time of day - sometimes on weekends when most financial institutions are closed.But many short term loan stores offer financing approvals on weekends, helping


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