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Credit Agencies

Thief Allegedly Sends Gifts To Victims

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

One thief with a conscience apparently has a very unique way of saying sorry. Chris and Susie Linford, of Anchorage, Alaska, were shocked when the...

Oversight of Credit Agencies Long Overdue

Jimmy Dahroug | Posted 01.06.2013 | Money
Jimmy Dahroug

There is nothing wrong with credit agencies making a profit. They are private businesses. Yet without adequate oversight, these agencies have little incentive to ensure the accuracy of consumer credit reports.

6 Easy Ways to Deter Identity Theft

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.12.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Identity theft has more far-reaching consequences than simply tarnishing our name; it can cause the financial system to turn on us by saddling us with debt that we did not incur! Here are six easy ways to deter identity theft.

How to Repair Your Credit (Even if You're Really Busy)

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

I know how busy we all are. But if you can find just a few extra minutes each day, and you spend that time by using these quick credit-fixing tips, you'll make significant progress very quickly and you'll feel good about accomplishing these "little" tasks.

Greek Credit Rating Further Downgraded Into Junk Status

Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

Greece's sovereign debt was downgraded further into junk territory Wednesday, a day after an official from the credit ratings agency told CNBC tha...

Goldman Sachs: a Hedge Fund Managed by Traders?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

What became completely obvious for all the world to see is that Goldman Sachs is a hedge fund, and that it is only interested in clients as screens for their own proprietary trading activities.

Losing at the Credit Score Game

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It is not easy to get people to take a hard look at themselves. Addiction to credit is like addiction to anything else: people usually won't get help until they bottom out.

Think Before You Friend

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Banks, credit unions, real estate agents -- we know they all look at our credit reports and sometimes even our tax records. But, increasingly, they are also reviewing our social networking sites.

Debt Watchdogs: Tamed Or Caught Napping?

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"These errors make us look either incompetent at credit analysis or like we sold our soul to the devil for revenue, or a little bit of both." -- A Mo...

Ross Bets A Billion On Municipalities' Strength

New York Post | Paul Tharp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wilbur Ross - who's betting $1 billion that municipalities will beat their latest funding crisis - says politicians are trying to help but have it all...

Credit Rating Agencies Defend Track Record

AP | Alan Zibel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Executives from major credit rating agencies on Wednesday were accused by senators of being hampered by conflicts of interest that may have contribute...