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  • NEW YORK, June 11- Struggling to get out of credit card debt he accumulated in college, Rion Robinson tried a lot of different approaches to curb his spending, from old-fashioned spreadsheets to money management programs like Mint. Then Robinson, a 27- year-old who works for a medical supplier in Columbus, Ohio, tried the Level budgeting app.

  • June 10- PF Chang's is investigating claims of a data breach involving credit and debit card data stolen from restaurant locations in the United States, the Asian-themed casual dining restaurant chain said on Tuesday. We will provide an update as soon as we have additional information, "said Anne Deanovic, a spokeswoman for P.F. Chang's.

  • The holiday gift gap: Dads fare worse than moms Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Americans will spend about $7.4 billion less on gifts and goodies for dads this Father's Day than they spent on moms for Mother's Day.

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- U.S. consumer credit surged in April as Americans ramped up their use of credit cards, a potentially positive sign for consumer spending. Total consumer credit increased by $26.85 billion to $3.18 trillion, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters expected a more modest increase during the month of $15.5 billion.

  • June 5- A bank branch-based broker for a unit of JP Morgan has been permanently barred from the securities industry for using a customer's credit card reward points for his own personal accounts, according to Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog.

  • June 5- A bank branch-based broker for a unit of JP Morgan has been permanently barred from the securities industry for using a customer's credit card reward points for his own personal accounts, according to Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog.

  • U.S. Senate adjusts capital rules for insurers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 4- The U.S. Senate has approved a bill tweaking the 2010 Dodd-Frank law's treatment of insurers, a rare adjustment to the Wall Street reform law that had been sought by the industry.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 2- A languid economy, soaring education debt and ignorance about available repayment options lead many borrowers to fall behind on their student loan payments, financial aid experts say.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 2- A languid economy, soaring education debt and ignorance about available repayment options lead many borrowers to fall behind on their student loan payments, financial aid experts say.

  • May 28- MasterCard Inc, the world's second largest debit and credit card company, said it was extending its zero liability policy in the United States to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions. Larger rival Visa Inc's zero liability policy does not apply to PIN-based and ATM transactions, according to information available on its website.

  • May 28- MasterCard Inc, the world's second largest debit and credit card company, said it was extending its zero liability policy in the United States to include all PIN-based and ATM transactions. Zero liability protection means the account holder will not be held responsible for unauthorized transactions.

  • May 22- ITT Educational Services Inc, a for-profit college operator, withdrew its full-year forecast and warned of a fall in new enrollment after rising for three straight quarters, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the sector.

  • UPDATE 1-TD Bank profit rises on strong retail lending Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    TORONTO, May 22- Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Thursday that its quarterly profit rose 16 percent as recent credit card and wealth management acquisitions boosted Canadian and U.S. retail lending.

  • Credit alert! Unpaid medical bills hurt scores Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    New research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes that medical bills are unfairly lowering credit scores.

  • In January, the couple reached a settlement with every company that had a stake in the mortgage on their house in Santa Cruz, California, a deal that would have slashed their monthly payment by almost 40 percent to $3,337.

  • In January, the couple reached a settlement with every company that had a stake in the mortgage on their house in Santa Cruz, California, a deal that would have slashed their monthly payment by almost 40 percent to $3,337.

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- U.S. consumer bureau officials were slow to fix performance reviews that were unfair to minority and older employees, despite complaints, a union leader will tell lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- U.S. consumer bureau officials were slow to fix performance reviews that were unfair to minority and older employees, despite complaints, a union leader will tell lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • Delinquency rates fall at major U.S. banks in April Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    May 15- A majority of big U.S. banks reported a drop in delinquency rates for the month of April as customers made their credit card payments on time. Citigroup Inc was the only one to report a rise in both delinquency and charge-off rates. Apr 2014 Mar 2014 Apr 2014 Mar 2014.

  • May 8- A few years ago, famed financial engineer Andrew Lo built a computer model that allowed one of the biggest U.S. banks to figure out which customers were most likely to fall behind on credit-card payments.