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Laura Bassett

Woman FIRED From Temp Job For Having Poor Credit

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four weeks after starting a temporary accounting position at Seattle Bank, Kristin Meaux, 36, says she received a call from the human resources direct...

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...

I've got Facebook friends and Twitter followers - reward me!

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Ashton Kutcher was famous for being the first celebrity to exceed 1 million followers on Twitter (now 5.8m), the famous Zuck has over 850,000 friends ...

The Broken Global Banking System

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

How many Americans understand how broken and defective the banking system as a whole has become? For the crazy facts are these: bankers now borrow from their customers and from taxpayers.

Franchising Is an Alternative to Unemployment if You Can Get Start-Up Financing

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Self-employment is an alternative to unemployment. Yet, determining what kind of business to start, knowing how much money you will need, and what steps to take can be daunting

William Alden

Third Of Americans Can't Get Mortgages, As Interest Rates Hit Record Lows

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as a glut of unsold inventory keeps the housing market from recovering, nearly a third of Americans can't qualify for home mortgages, according t...

William Alden

'Corporate Bloodletting' Subsides As Default Rate Returns To Pre-Crisis Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Good news for corporations and the people who lend them money: The corporate default rate will likely drop to a pre-crisis level by year's end, accord...

Will Financial Reform End Americans' Addiction To Credit?

AP | By RACHEL BECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The battle over financial regulation is finally over. Now comes the harder part: kicking Americans' love of credit. The financial crisi...

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.

$30 Billion Is Being Allocated to Boost Small-Business Lending

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Big banks prefer making multimillion-dollar loans to large corporations instead of small-businesses because the fee income is greater and it allows them to hire experts in industries that they want to target.

William Alden

'Home Prices Are Likely To Be Headed Down,' Says Capital One CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Speaking at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Financial Services Conference, Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank was pessimistic about the housing market ...

Parents Are Stealing Their Children's Credit

Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

As if the young didn't have enough privacy issues to worry about. Good Morning America reports an alarming new trend of desperate parents stealing ...

The Triumph of Student Loans

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

The US government has not attempted to make university affordable by stepping in to control costs. Instead, they have focused on offering assistance to pay whatever those costs might be.

New Credit Card Restrictions Can Hurt Small Business Owners

nytimes.com | JACK STACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as banks are beginning to loosen up the reins a bit, the credit-card companies have been ratcheting up their restrictions -- something that can h...

Restoring Trust Is the First Step Forward to Heal from the Financial Crisis

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The poorest of the poor in the microfinance world pay back at rates as high as 99%. Wall Street banks not only did not pay back, they took from us and paid themselves bonuses. Guess they aren't very good bankers are they?

Back to School With Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Kelly

Have you taken some time off from paying attention to your credit? Whether you need to rebuild your credit or just continue keeping it in check, my number one rule is to be aware.

Credit Still Tightening, Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke Says

nytimes.com | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The level of outstanding credit in the American economy continues to fall as strong and weak banks alike pull back on lending, worsening...

Obama Calls Out Senate Republicans: Pass Small Business Bill

JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama exhorted Congress on Monday to make passing a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of...

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.

Banks, Babies and Biases

Katherine V.W. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katherine V.W. Stone

The banking industry mentality is deeply conservative -- not the kind that makes sure that loans are collateralized and deposits protected. Rather, it is a mentality produced by an out-of-date understanding of the world.

SBA Lending Tanks While Business-Loan Applications Proliferate at Sam's Club

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Amidst the foreboding headlines, there is a not-so-noticeable success story for small-business borrowers. SBA's Community Express Program continues to chug along at a brisk pace.

Dark Days Ahead

Lynn Tilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Tilton

We need an antidote to end the plague of joblessness and that solution rests with helping America's struggling small and mid-sized businesses. America's future depends on it.

Americans' Credit Scores Are STILL Falling

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The credit scores of millions more Americans are sinking to new lows. Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consum...

Consumer Credit Shows A BIG Rise In March

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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Mortgage Rates Hit 50-Year Lows But Who Cares?

walletpop.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The good news: Mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels in more than 50 years. The bad news: You need to have a job and impeccable credit to get...