Marketplace Money for Friday, July 20, 2012
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More than 30 credit reporting companies have access to and track your financial information. Who tracks them? Up 'til now... nobody. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is on the scene and we'll hear from its director Richard Cordray. Making an Olympic team takes more than talent and athleticism; it's also an investment. The financial sacrifice of going for the Gold. Plus, the dollar bill grows wings and takes flight.
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Posted In: London Olympics, business of sports, sponsorship, endorsements
There's glory in the winning gold, but possibly even better is for an athlete to land a well-paying sponsorship in the years leading up to and after the Olympics. But gold doesn't always mean green for athletes.
Posted In: Richard Cordray, credit report, credit score, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Around 40 percent of credit reports have mistakes on them -- and it is a pain to get them fixed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will start scrutinizing credit reporting agencies.