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Study: 35 Percent in US Facing Debt Collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

07/29/2014

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Md. Audit: Employees Charged Thousands Worth of ‘Inappropriate’ Goods to State-Issued Cards

An audit released by Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services last week says thousands of dollars worth of “inappropriate” items have been charged by state credit card holders in recent years.

04/01/2014

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Sally Beauty’s Security Breach Grows in Scope

Sally Beauty says a security breach in March may have affected more of its customers than it earlier estimated.

03/28/2014

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US Appeals Court Upholds Fed Cap On Card ‘Swipe Fees’

A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve’s cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions.

03/21/2014

Prepaid, reloadable cards have become commonplace in personal budgeting, with a new study finding that the often risky products have become more affordable for consumers. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Study: Prepaid But Risky Cards Increasingly Used As Budget Tools

Prepaid, reloadable cards have become commonplace in personal budgeting, with a new study finding that the often risky products have become more affordable for consumers.

02/09/2014

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Target: Data Breach Caught Up To 70 Million Customers

Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected.

01/10/2014

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Top Five Free Date Ideas In The District

Dating and love don’t have to cost a fortune, especially when D.C. has so many fun free things to do.

10/07/2013

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Credit Card Skimming Devices Put on Md. ATMs

Montgomery County Police say credit card skimming devices were placed on ATMs at banks in the Bethesda and Chevy Chase areas.

09/24/2013

Prepaid, reloadable cards have become commonplace in personal budgeting, with a new study finding that the often risky products have become more affordable for consumers. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Average US Credit Card Debt Per Borrower Up In 3Q

Americans cranked up their use of credit cards in the third quarter, racking up more debt than a year ago, while also being less diligent about making payments on time, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows.

11/19/2012

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