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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5 wackiest credit card stories in the news

Emily Crone

Between the credit crunch and the prevalence of identity theft, credit cards are frequently in the news. From time to time, however, credit cards result in unexpected and often funny news. Below are five of the wackiest recent credit card stories to hit the press.
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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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Just say no to credit card customer service reps

Emily Crone

Credit card customer service representatives are there to help you, but they’re also there to sell you on extra products and services that you don’t really need. Learn to recognize when you’re being pushed by a salesman, and say no until you’ve done your research.
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