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HSBC posts higher full-year earnings

Jeremy Simon

British banking giant HSBC posted a 21 percent increase in full-year net earnings for 2007, as strength in Asia helped the company overcome sizable impairments charges in its U.S. consumer-finance business.
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Burn your credit cards?

Connie Prater

Wacky Jim Cramer, the TV stock analyst/madman, has incendiary advice for consumers that involves matches and their credit cards.
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Credit card charge-off rates rise slightly at end of ’07

Connie Prater

Charge-off rates on credit card loans are inching up, but they aren’t quite at the level they were six years ago.
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Phishing, vishing and smishing, oh my!

Emily Crone

Originally, text messages were used to send notes to friends while stuck in class or to tell someone something brief. Then they became a way to vote in reality television hits and win prizes with game shows. More recently, as my colleague Connie Prater reported in a blog, debt collectors are beginning to e-mail and text debtors who dodge phone calls. Now, the most recent group behind text messaging: identity thieves.
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Shopping online with credit cards: We love it. We fear it.

Daniel Ray

Americans love the convenience of shopping online, but many still get a twinge of nervousness when typing that credit card number into the computer, and those who have the least harbor the most fear.
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