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No credit card, no medical service?

Connie Prater

Should doctors deny non-emergency health care appointments if patients don’t have credit cards?
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U.S. Bancorp reports dip in Q1 profit

Jeremy Simon

U.S. Bancorp saw its first-quarter net profit slip 3.5 percent amid a sizable increase in the bank’s provision for credit losses, even as revenue advanced.
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In credit score calculation, loan type matters

Jeremy Simon

I was aware that your credit score can vary based on which of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, TransUnion) provides the version of the score you (or your lender) looks at. However, I was surprised to learn that credit scores also differ based on the type of loan you apply for, such as a credit card, auto loan or home equity loan.
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Credit card change forces Frontier Airlines bankruptcy

Jeremy Simon

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after its main credit card processor suddenly decided to hang onto additional money from the sale of Frontier tickets.
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Proposed consumer credit card protections coming in Spring ’08

Connie Prater

Credit card industry forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Board yields promise of new rules.
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