Credit Cards


Credit cards respond to new restrictions

Aug 23, 2010
New credit card rules are kicking in. Banks will no longer be able to charge you an "inactivity fee" when you don't use your card. There are also new limits on late fees. And it sounds like great news for credit card users, except for one thing. Amy Scott reports.
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MID-DAY UPDATE -- Geithner: Fannie & Freddie can never be the same...

Aug 17, 2010
... So what SHOULD the government's role in housing be? Less defaulting, late pay on credit cards Americans cut back on routine medical care Cot...
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Pay with your phone

Aug 2, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about cell phones and credit cards combining -- what it means for credit card and cell phone companies, retailers and consumers.
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The latest theft site for hackers

Jul 30, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Nicholas Percoco of Trustwave, an information security group, about how hackers can get your credit card information during a hotel stay.
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Data mining pushes marketing to a new level

Jul 26, 2010
Every time you swipe one a rewards card at a store, that data goes somewhere to get analyzed. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at the multi-billion dollar data mining industry -- how it has evolved and where it will go.
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Interest rate calculation on credit cards

Jul 21, 2010
Question: How do credit cards calculate interest on purchases and what is the difference in the way interest is calculated? Bob, Coralville, IA...
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Empathy for debt collectors?

Jul 16, 2010
This week the Federal Trade Commission issued a report calling for major changes in the debt collection industry. Robert Andrews analyzes the debt industry.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Law, Personal Finance

American credit scores plummet

Jul 16, 2010
The number of Americans with dismal FICO scores is going up. About 15 percent of Americans had a score of less than 600. But today, according to the Associated Press, it's more like 25 percent. Jeff Horwich reports.
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Credit score, not

Jul 14, 2010
Question: One of my two credit cards will begin charging an annual fee this year. I have had this card for ten years and always pay the entire...
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Debt or savings

Jul 2, 2010
Question: I owe over $10,000 on a single credit card, but I have a fixed interest rate of 3.99% for the life of the balance as long as don't make...
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