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Wave for a ride on NY-NJ public transit

Jeremy Simon

Early next year, MasterCard and NJ Transit expect to start an eight-month test that allows riders to pay their fares on PATH trains (which connect Manhattan and neighboring New Jersey) and two NJ Transit bus lines with contactless bank cards, key fobs, cell phones and other devices.
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Debt collector calling … and emailing … and texting?

Connie Prater

Do you owe money? Should debt collectors be able to email, text or IM consumers about paying their financial obligations?
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Don’t buy it if you don’t love it

Emily Crone

Impulse shopping with credit cards often leads to wasted money, especially if you neglect to return the items you won’t use or don’t fit in time. People who feel reassured that they can always sell unwanted items for money on eBay or at stores like Buffalo Exchange or Half Price Books may be in for a surprise. I sure was.
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FTC sees red, BlueHippo owes green

Jeremy Simon

BlueHippo Funding, LLC and BlueHippo Capital LLC, owe up to $5 million for consumer redress to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the firms broke federal laws.
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Lowered credit limits hit small business

Jeremy Simon

Some small business borrowers look to be among those experiencing lowered credit limits. In a post on The Vest Pocket Consultant, Rosalind Resnick shares the story of small business owner Michelle Wood, whose American Express credit line was slashed by $10,000 because her handbag company, Lil’ Diva Enterprises, was not registered with business information provider Dunn & Bradstreet.
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