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Headline News Archive

2007

November

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  • FCC might lower cable program costs. The Federal Communications Commission is likely to impose a new regulation on the largely unregulated cable television industry, the first of what may be more
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  • Collecting insurance after a disaster. In the aftermath of Southern California's devastating wildfires, you might be thinking more about your insurance. If your house is damaged or destroyed, what can
  • Car shoppers value fuel over cool. Oil prices were near record levels last week, our friends at OPEC were counting their cash and La Cañada resident Alex Hartunian was shopping
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  • Debt management plans can help consumers. Consumers struggling to keep up with higher gas prices and other rising household expenses have been pulling out their credit cards more often — sometimes too
  • Homeowners feel pinch of lost equity. As his wedding day approached last spring, Marshall Whittey [of Reno, NV] found that his money could not keep pace with the grandiosity of his
  • Visa to pay up to $2.25 billion to Amex. Visa will pay American Express (AXP) up to $2.25 billion to settle a lawsuit alleging Visa illegally stifled competition to protect its position as the largest
07
  • 'Revolution' in online payments?. SAN FRANCISCO — Ted Leonsis wants you to pay bills and transfer money online in a new way, with no fees. The entrepreneur and vice chairman
06
  • Myth of the cooling-off period. Contrary to popular belief, Washington law doesn't allow a blanket three-day "cooling-off" period once you've signed a contract to buy a car or other major
05
  • Subprime bailouts: Chump check. Not everyone is happy about mortgage lenders' latest efforts to help troubled borrowers. Take Teresa Nelson. Instead of going for an adjustable rate mortgage with
  • Compras de la temporada navideña. No son escasos los consumidores que dejan las compras de festividades para último momento y terminan gastando más de lo que habían anticipado.
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  • Struggling with less. Layoffs and subsequent lower-paying jobs have taken a toll on Terri and Kevin Beirne of Orlando, Fla. Four years ago, they both were laid off
02
  • Group aims at credit predators. A national consumer advocacy group called on Congress Thursday to pass legislation halting the growth of a particularly abusive type of credit card that targets
  • Rest easier with estate planning. It wasn't until after Eleanor Barkelew got married a second time that she grappled with estate planning. She and her husband each had a child
 

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