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Household debt falls, but student loans still weigh heavy

The U.S. economy has been growing at a glacial pace for the past four years. And, by almost all tellings, the overhang of debt from the pre-crisis years is a big part of the reason. Americans have been paying down debts and building up savings, not using additional income to buy more goods a…

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Judge rejects Fed's cap on debit 'swipe' fees

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has struck down a rule setting a cap on the fees that banks can charge merchants for handling debit card purchases. He said the Federal Reserve didn't have the authority to set the limit the way it did in 2011, improperly including data that made the cap too high.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Credit care: Interest limits for service members aren't automatic

Q: I joined the Army Reserves in February 2012 and was gone from Feb. 14 to June 22 for training. This time period is considered active duty military service.

July 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Watchdog agency to monitor firms that report credit scores

The companies that determine Americans' credit scores are about to come under the oversight of the nation's new consumer watchdog.

July 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gov't to supervise credit reporting for first time

The companies that determine Americans' credit scores are about to come under government oversight for the first time.

July 16, 2012 2:55 pmLoading…

Biz tip of week: Prepare to meet your lender

Financing is one of the most common challenges faced by SCORE clients. Most lenders examine the same factors although they may place different emphasis on them.

June 03, 2012 1:02 pmLoading…

Credit care: Sorting out a tangled, troubled divorce

Q: What happens when a husband opens up credit card offers mailed to the wife's name and opens up the account, signing her name and arranging for mail to be sent to a private address - all without consulting with the wife?

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Marquez Peterson named CEO of Hispanic Chamber

Marquez Peterson named CEO of Hispanic Chamber

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors has named Lea Marquez Peterson, its president and CEO.

October 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Retailers restart layaway plans

Talk about delayed gratification. Layaway — that old-fashioned practice of putting merchandise aside and making regular payments until everything's paid off — is a shopper's ultimate test of patience.

October 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Stars, fundraisers among White House visitors

Stars, fundraisers among White House visitors

WASHINGTON — Celebrities Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Denzel Washington, prominent Democratic fundraisers and heavyweights from the financial services and high-tech industries were among those landing visits with President Obama or others at the White House during Obama's first months i…

October 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
GDP rises, signaling an end to recession

GDP rises, signaling an end to recession

WASHINGTON — The painful recession that gripped the U.S. economy the past two years appears to be over, as the economy grew at a healthy 3.5 percent annual rate from July through September and seems on track to maintain steady, if somewhat subdued, growth.

October 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Obama must make decision on Afghan war

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October 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Senate OKs home-buyer tax-credit extension

WASHINGTON — Senators agreed Wednesday to extend a popular tax credit for first-time home buyers and to offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers.

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Eurofresh endures Chap. 11

A judge on Wednesday approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan of Eurofresh Inc., a major hydroponic vegetable grower and one of Southern Arizona's largest employers.

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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VAIL/ CORONA DE TUCSON

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Local scene : Young filmmaker rewarded

Local scene : Young filmmaker rewarded

Shawn Florchak spent several months trying to win a scholarship that didn't yet exist.

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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