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Will the Government Now Monitor Your Credit Card Data?

9:30 am, September 23, 2013

Some politicians are unhappy with a data mining proposal that would look at up to 42 billion credit card transactions per year.


The CFPB Has Accomplished a Lot Despite Republican Resistance

9:30 am, July 29, 2013

With Richard Cordray finally approved as CFPB director, the agency seems primed for the coming year.


FCC Mobile Broadband Test No Match for Cell Carrier 'Wild West'

6:00 pm, September 10, 2012

The FCC is putting mobile broadband speeds to the test, but cell carriers still have plenty of 'bandwidth' to mislead consumers.


9 Government Food Rules Difficult to Stomach

6:00 am, August 07, 2012

These nine government food standards may make you lose your appetite.


10 Major U.S. Cities with the Most Deficient Bridges

10:30 am, August 02, 2012

On the five-year anniversary of the collapse of the I-35 Bridge in Minnesota, major city bridges across the US remain vulnerable.


Haven't Filed Yet? IRS Site Best for Free Tax Tools

10:22 am, April 13, 2012

You don't have to look beyond to find free and easy-to-use tax tools for last-minute filers.


Don't Wait for a Principal Reduction on Your Home

9:48 am, April 13, 2012

For underwater homeowners and many who want to help them, there is a Holy Grail: principal reduction. But will the government make this idea a reality?


FHA Reconsiders New Rule on Lending to Those With Debt

12:00 pm, April 09, 2012

The Federal Housing Administration is delaying and possibly changing a rule that prohibits potential homeowners with a minor debt load from getting a loan.


Heading to Bankruptcy? Follow the Counseling Rules First

5:01 pm, March 29, 2012

Pre-bankruptcy counseling is mandatory - and you’ll need to clear some judicial hurdles when dealing with financial counseling.


Troubled Homeowners May Get a Break on Mortgage Principals

12:53 pm, March 26, 2012

Freddie Mac is hinting that government-sponsored home mortgages may soon offer for a big “out” for troubled homeowners – reduced principal on their mortgages.

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