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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • FCC approves cable competition for apartments. Federal regulators on Wednesday approved a rule that would ban exclusive agreements that cable television operators have with apartment buildings, opening up competition for other


  • Fed cuts key rate another quarter-point. The Federal Reserve cut a key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point to 4.5% on Wednesday, seeking to support troubled financial markets and shore up the
  • FCC likely to end exclusive cable deals. When several Loudoun County neighborhoods were built five years ago, a Dulles company won long-term exclusive contracts to provide cable service to hundreds of residents.
  • Goodwill: Cheap can also be chic. Like other fashion bloggers, Em Hall dispenses advice on matters such as the appropriate cut for ankle boots, pairing floral patterns with polka dots and
  • CPSC faces restraints in ATV recall. In June, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued an unusual warning about a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle designed for children, calling it "defective and dangerous." "Children
  • FHA reform: Stuck in neutral?. Distress in the mortgage market is generating a wave of relief bills on Capitol Hill, including one that would allow homeowners to tap into their
  • Small shipping scams fly under the radar. Danika Kogelschatz considered herself a savvy Web shopper, smart enough to ask the right questions and do preliminary research before parting with her money. But
  • Graduating into debt. As students pile up ever-increasing education loan tabs, some colleges and universities are starting to question whether they should be counseling these young borrowers -
  • Extent of TJ Maxx data breach grows. At least 94 million Visa and MasterCard accounts may have been exposed to potential fraud in a data breach at TJX, more than double the previous
  • Insurance claims could haunt houses. If past history is any measure, many homeowners affected by the wildfires burning throughout Southern California will find that claims they submit to insurers will
  • Treasury Secretary warns Congress to fix AMT. With deadlines fast approaching for printing 2007 tax forms, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. warned yesterday that Congress's delay in repairing the alternative minimum tax
  • Bill would tighten mortgage lending standards. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, yesterday unveiled legislation aimed at curbing abusive lending practices that, he said, have fueled an alarming
  • Lawmakers can't agree how to fix AMT. Millions of taxpayers could see their refunds delayed next year unless Congress acts quickly to approve a stopgap measure that would prevent a huge expansion
  • Largest lender to redo $16B in loans. Countrywide Financial plans to announce Tuesday that it will restructure or refinance $16 billion in adjustable-rate mortgages that have recently reset to higher rates or will

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