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Stay-at-Home Parents' Access to Credit

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Margaret Ryznar

The rules on stay-at-home parents' access to credit have been reversed twice in the past four years but without much media attention along the way, despite the fundamental impact of the reversals on stay-at-home parents' ability to open a card in their names or to extend their credit lines.

Cloning Successful Startups

Fred Wilson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

It's a free market out there. People can do what they want. That's even more true globally. If you are successful, you will be cloned. That's life. In fact, it's a sign that you've made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up.

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New Consumer Cop Picks First Fight With Big Banks | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Picking his first public fight with the banking industry, Washington's top consumer cop, Richard Cordray, promised on Thursday that his examiners will...

Using Education to Cope With a Complex Economy

Timothy Geithner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Geithner

Beyond financial reform, we must encourage all Americans -- especially our youth -- to cultivate adequate individual financial literacy to succeed in this increasingly complex, fast-moving economy.

Three automotive stories you want to know

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Tesla to Downey, CA - Drop dead! Updated If you're driving through Downey, CA, I wouldn't recommend driving a Tesla. A dream of Downey leaders to re-...

Brownback Amendment, Auto Dealers and What it Means to You

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Call your Senator today and tell them to vote for the Brownback Amendment Bill so that consumers have choices of where to get their financing when buy...

The Debt Economy - How The Tax Code Encourages Debt : The New Yorker | James Surowiecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

. Debt didn't get dangerously out of scale because the system was broken. It got out of scale, in part, because the system worked. The government d...

TARP Repayments May Not Help Consumers

Jun. 9, 2009 | Colin Barr, Senior Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Don't expect TARP-free banks to unleash a torrent of loans to cash-strapped consumers. The Treasury Department told ten big b...

Take a Number B of A

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Foval

To B of A and the big 19: Take a number. We are in line in front of you, and your business doesn't deserve our tax money until you clean up your act.