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Radiofail: Radiohead's Website Apparently Can't Cope with Demand

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Radiohead surprised fans on Friday by selling its latest album, The King of Limbs, a day early, but its web sales app does not appear to be up to the task.

PLASTIC IS BACK: Credit Card Debt Increased For First Time Since '08

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In December, consumer credit card debt increased for the first time since 2008, according to the Federal Reserve, another strong indication that the A...

Don't Rob From IRA to Pay Paul

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Dear Natalie, I recently divorced and without the extra income of my spouse, I'm drowning in credit card debt.

New Rule Cracks Down On Debt Settlement Industry

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Companies that promise to reduce or eliminate credit card balances and other debt for customers will no longer be allowed to charge an up...

8 Most Deceptive Terms Used in Credit Card Offers

Beverly Blair Harzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beverly Blair Harzog

0% introductory APR offers are often a good thing. But read the very tiny fine print about how your 0% APR can immediately turn into a 29.99% penalty APR if you're late on a payment.

Think You Understand the New Credit Card Laws? Think Again

Beverly Blair Harzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beverly Blair Harzog

as we've seen too often, when Washington tries to fix our problems, the legislation gets watered down to the point where the language is, well, wishy-washy at best.

Is Your Credit Card Company Cheating You Out of Rewards?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Credit card companies are writing crafty terms and conditions on reward enticements, looking to pull the magic carpet out from under the feet of unwary consumers.

Online Privacy and Fraud Is Not That Big a Deal... Eventually

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

One thing that won't happen is a mass exodus away from digital innovations over privacy concerns.

Too Big Not to Organize: SEIU-International Coalition Try to Unionize the Banks

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Why would SEIU, which has risen to prominence during the last 25 years in part by organizing janitors, be interested in organizing bank workers?

Details Of Deals Between Banks And Colleges Spur Reaction

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For nearly two decades, Princeton University has been able to count on Donna Riley--and her money. Every year since she graduated, Riley has donated ...

World's Worst Credit Cards (Infographic)

Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Clark Howard

Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post....

Credit Card Interest: How Your Bills Can Help You Save | Lita Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Have you looked at this new box on your credit card bills yet? If you're in the habit of just paying the minimum and not taking the time to read the b...

Florida GOP Staffer, Melanie Phister, Had $1.3 Million In Credit Card Charges

St. Petersburg Times | Adam C. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Astoria Characters: The Big-Hearted Restaurateur

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Joanna Nana Loiselle, a ferociously vivacious blonde whose eyes change color from green to blue to hazel with her outfits and her moods, is the one constant on the menu at Telly's Taverna.

Senator Durbin: Don't Dump on the Poor And Call It Rain

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I am extremely concerned about the potential impact that the "Durbin Amendment" will have on the ability of community banks and credit unions to provide card services at affordable rates to poor Americans.

Out Of Money? Don't Call Your Folks

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Parents who spent their lives saving for their kids' educations are seeing their plans foiled by continued recession aftershocks -- and their college-...

Financial Literacy Is No Joke

Fred R. Becker, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred R. Becker, Jr.

This April Fool's Day, don't let the joke be on you. Be smart about your money and check out credit unions today for great service and rates.

Money, Sex and Hot (Broke) Messes

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

People looking to solve financial problems are also looking for empathy. Instead, the message they often receive from books about money is "I'm OK and you're an idiot."

Verizon/Google iPad Killer

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment.

Bank Of America Overdraft Fees Dropped: Bank Will End Fees By Summer 2010

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Bank of America customers will soon be unable to spend more than they have in the accounts linked to their debit cards. It's a step t...

Marco Rubio's GOP Spending Spree

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

In the T.V. show, "I Love Lucy," Ricky Ricardo had a statement he would unleash when he believed that Lucy had been involved in mischief. He would wa... Credit Card Chargebacks Can Leave You On Obscure Blacklist

Wallet Pop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Disputing a credit card charge by asking for a "chargeback" can lead to being put on a blacklist that merchants can check for customers who might try ...

Plastic Perils: Credit CARD Act Not Enough

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Jennifer Obakhume As a college studen...

Elizabeth Warren and Goliath

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

As Elizabeth Warren, a good Methodist, warns: The banks are trying everything they can think of to kill financial reform. And we must not let them do that.

Cash or Credit? In a Taxi, It Depends Which Side of the Partition You're On

Melissa Plaut | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Plaut

When you swipe your card, the driver has to pay a hefty 5% extra. Why are New York's cabbies paying so much? Because of all the middlemen. A few people are making truckloads of money on drivers' backs.