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  • Take the snail out of rebate mail. Taxpayers have been ringing the Internal Revenue Service telephones in record numbers trying to get answers about the upcoming economic stimulus payments. In a recent
  • White House plan to aid subprime borrowers. The Bush administration yesterday unveiled a plan to rescue 100,000 homeowners at risk of foreclosure by relaxing eligibility standards for government-backed loans and encouraging lenders to
  • Airline passengers see even more fees. Airline passengers, already enduring persistent flight delays and other customer service headaches, are confronting another aggravation: mounting fees for everything from checking a second bag
  • Bush to offer more mortgage aid. The Bush administration is expanding a government program to help homeowners head off foreclosure as it scrambles to counter Democratic calls for a broader federal
  • Report: IRS not chasing ID theft. Fraudulent tax returns filed as a result of identity theft jumped more than sixfold over the past five years, but the Internal Revenue Service rarely
  • U.S. House to offer housing plan. House Democrats are crafting a response to the nation's housing crisis that would offer tax breaks to homeowners, first-time home buyers and developers of low-income
  • Avoid headaches when switching banks. With their bank accounts tethered to online bill paying, automatic debits and direct deposits of paychecks, most consumers cringe at the thought of closing a
  • Housing accord puts builders first. Senate Democratic and Republican leaders rushing to address the nation's housing crisis reached agreement yesterday on a package that would provide billions of dollars in
  • Caja de seguridad virtual. Lo peor no era haber perdido la tarjeta de crédito, sino darse cuenta de ello a la hora de pagar la cena de negocios
  • El seguro gap de automóvil. Si creías que pagando el seguro normal de tu auto estabas cubierto de la “A” a la “Z” respecto a cualquier problema en la


  • Credit cards go after college students. Banks are getting more aggressive — and creative — in their efforts to pitch credit cards to college students by hawking cards near college campuses and striking
  • State cutbacks felt by most needy. In Illinois' Cook County, women in poor neighborhoods no longer have access to free mammograms from two mobile vans testing for breast cancer. In Michigan,
  • Food stamp use at record pace. Driven by a painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices, the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million
  • Typing becomes a travel skill. Last year was the first time that more travel was purchased online than off, Condé Nast Traveler reports. But the convenience of doing business over
  • Don't paint nest egg in company colors. By helping Bear Stearns avert a potential bankruptcy, the federal government essentially declared the venerable investment bank too important to fail. Over the years, many
  • The year of budgeting magically. Financial counselors often tell their clients to prepare monthly budgets rather than yearly ones, on the theory that it is easier to predict expenses over

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