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Credit Checks

What Drives Credit Card Debt?

Amy Traub | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

Why do some people stagger under a mountain of credit card debt, paying high interest rates on their outstanding balances and never seeming to come out ahead, while others rarely if ever carry debt for long, despite pulling out their plastic on a regular basis?

Warren: Poor Deserve 'Level Playing Field'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent employers from discriminating against job applicants who have poor credit...

5 Places Where You Should Never Give Your Social Security Number

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Every time you go to a new doctor or dentist and they give you a clipboard brimming with documents to fill out and sign, notice how they always ask for your Social Security number? Do you dutifully give it up? Did you ever wonder if they really need it?

Arthur Delaney

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 25 civil rights and labor advocacy groups petitioned one of the nation's largest credit-monitoring firms on Tuesday to qu...

Laura Bassett

Are Credit Checks Keeping The Jobless Out Of Work?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After working for the same railroad for 14 years, never missing a house or car payment, Sammy Bailey says he never expected his credit score to keep h...

Unemployed Struggle With Credit Checks In Job Search

nytimes.com | JONATHAN D. GLATER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Digging out of debt keeps getting harder for the unemployed as more companies use detailed credit checks to screen job prospects....