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Emily’s list: Hubble telescope edition

Emily Crone

In this week’s roundup of the best credit card-related posts from the blogosphere, we explore the Hubble Telescope, an incredible (and troublesome) invention that was launched on this date 19 years ago and changed astronomy forever.
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Cash transactions in U.K. on the rise

Emily Crone

While America is on course to be a land of plastic-only transactions, Great Britain is seeing an increase in cash use. This is likely due to fraud outbreaks, climbing credit card debt and a housing crisis not much different from our own.
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Rent a movie, lose your identity

Emily Crone

You’ve probably seen a redbox, that large DVD rental machine, at your local McDonalds or Wal-Mart. Perhaps you regularly rent movies from one of the 7,400 machines across the country. An American Banker newsletter just put word out that the redbox company has fallen victim to a skim scam. Because of this, some redbox customers may find themselves identity theft victims.
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I hate identity thieves, but love Mari Frank

Emily Crone

All the talk of identity theft in the news recently wasn’t just hype: the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit group, just announced that 2007 was the worst year ever for personal data theft. My good friend was a victim, and I even had a close call. But if you do find yourself in identity theft doodoo, Mari Frank is a good person to know.
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