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TransUnion Reports Decrease in Credit Card Delinquency, Debt

TransUnion Reports Decrease in Credit Card Delinquency, Debt

Getty(CHICAGO) — More people now qualify for credit cards, even if they don’t have a stellar credit history. TransUnion, the credit reporting firm, says banks are issuing more cards, and fewer people were 90 or more days late on their payments i…

Romney Camp, RNC to Focus on Obama’s Broken Promises

Romney Camp, RNC to Focus on Obama’s Broken Promises

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee plan to jointly push a message this week that focuses on President Obama’s promises on cutting the national deficit and reducing the debt. “Pres…

NJ Hits Up Mass.Woman for 35-Year-Old $73 Debt

NJ Hits Up Mass.Woman for 35-Year-Old $73 Debt

Hemera/Thinkstock(AMESBURY, Mass.) — Back in 1976, when Alice Mainville received an unemployment check from the state of New Jersey, she remembers feeling elated.
In 1976, Mainville was 17 and had been working in Paterson, N.J., in a union job at Lazz…

Newt Gingrich $4 Million in Debt; Staffers and Creditors Fume

Newt Gingrich $4 Million in Debt; Staffers and Creditors Fume

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Newt Gingrich ends his White House dream Wednesday with his political committee facing a mountain of debts, owing about $4 million to scores of businesses and campaign workers around the country who fear they w…

House to Vote Friday on 1-year Extension of Student Loan Rate

House to Vote Friday on 1-year Extension of Student Loan Rate

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday that the House of Representatives will vote Friday to extend the current student loan interest rate of 3.4 percent for one year, just months before current law i…

Obama Courts Young Voters With Student Loan Appeal

Obama Courts Young Voters With Student Loan Appeal

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — Wooing the young voters crucial to his re-election, President Obama Tuesday launched a passionate campaign-style appeal to students as he pressed lawmakers to prevent the cost of college from ri…

Newt Gingrich Utah Primary Check Bounces

Newt Gingrich Utah Primary Check Bounces

AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may not appear on the ballot for the June 26 Utah primary, after a $500 check — the required filing fee — bounced, an official said.State election director Mark Thomas to…

When Debt Collectors Call: What You Need to Know

When Debt Collectors Call: What You Need to Know

George Doyle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With many Americans struggling to pay their bills, one business is booming: debt collectors.But many consumers say the collectors are taking their tactics too far.  The Federal Trade Commission received a recor…

Biden Shadowboxes Columnist George Will at Ohio Event

Biden Shadowboxes Columnist George Will at Ohio Event

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(GAHANNA, Ohio) — Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t explicitly go after the Republican presidential candidates during his town-hall meeting on college affordability Thursday in Gahanna, Ohio. It would have been unseemly to…

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