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  • Data theft more than triples this year. SEATTLE — Thieves are systematically pilfering sensitive personal data from companies, government agencies, colleges and hospitals like never before. More than 162 million records have been reported
  • With home in the balance. From Faith Etheridge's tidy office in Frederick [MD], you can see the national foreclosure crisis unfold. And, sometimes, you can see a particular foreclosure stopped.
  • Subprime ARM reset agreement reached. resident Bush will announce this afternoon an agreement with major mortgage firms to freeze interest rates for five years for financially troubled homeowners - a
  • AT&T opens its wireless networks. Starting immediately, AT&T (T) customers can ditch their AT&T phones and use any wireless phone, device and software application from any maker — think
  • FBI to heighten mortgage fraud probes. The FBI today will launch a mortgage fraud task force in its Washington field office, joining a widening net of state and local investigators digging
  • AMT 'patch' seems unlikely this term. uring the hectic, closing weeks of this session of Congress, leaders of both parties say they are determined to pass legislation that would prevent 23 million
  • Credit card execs defend practices. Check your holiday credit card bills closely. Some credit card companies are raising interest rates on good customers even if they pay down their balances,
  • Check scams thrive, especially online. Check schemes are spreading across the USA as scamsters exploit the popularity of online auction, dating and social-networking sites to find victims. The scams have
  • Credit counselors take center stage. In the middle of his speech yesterday on the administration's efforts to fix the mortgage crisis, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. paused to carefully
  • Senate scrutinizes credit cards. Credit-card issuers defended their interest-rate-setting policies as consumers told lawmakers about how sudden changes in those rates have burdened them at a Senate hearing Tuesday.
  • Credit card practices denounced. Congress is renewing its scrutiny of the credit card industry, as some lawmakers denounce the practice of raising customers' interest rates when their credit scores
  • Treasury Secretary outlines mortgage fix. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. unveiled new details of the Bush administration's mortgage-relief plan yesterday, including a proposal that would grant new powers to
  • Deal reached on boosting mileage. The groundbreaking deal in Congress to raise miles-per-gallon standards will compel the auto industry to churn out more fuel-efficient vehicles on a faster timeline than
  • Matrimonio, divorcio… y bancarrota. Como si no fuera ya suficiente tener que lidiar con las consecuencias emocionales que un divorcio de por sí trae consigo, en Estados Unidos es
  • Foreclosure rehabbers bet on sales. MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — After the unpaid mortgage bills, the creditor warnings and finally the sheriff's sale, it's sometimes left to a handy man like Adrian
  • Shining a light on credit card fees. Senior Democrats on Capitol Hill want to ban excessive credit card fees. Bank regulators are on the verge of forcing companies to give more notice
  • Renovations rarely recoup their cost. Linda and Jose Rahona created a master bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tile, custom glass shower doors and sleek fixtures. It took three months of dust, tilers,

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