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    As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, tax refund fraud is a growing problem. —Don't carry your Social Security card or documents that show your Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. —Don't give a business your Social Security number just because someone asks.

  • Richard Cordray, director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said consumers who monitor their credit will be less likely to default. Richard Hunt, head of the Consumer Bankers Association, a trade group for retail banks, said banks support efforts to better educate consumers but that providing credit scores might not be the best way to do it.

  • Jan 14- In the wake of a massive data breach that affected up to 100 million shoppers over the holidays, Target Corp has offered all of its customers- whether or not they were directly affected- a year of free credit monitoring. Q: What is Target offering?

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  • INSIGHT-A new wave of U.S. mortgage trouble threatens Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Nov 26- U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble, a trend that could deal another blow to the country's biggest banks. More than $221 billion of these loans at the largest banks will hit this mark over the next four years, about 40 percent of the home equity lines of credit now outstanding.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said on Monday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to appear before the panel on Oct. 30 to answer questions about the troubled rollout of President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

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  • How Useful (and Free) Are Those Free Credit Scores? Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

    Not all scores are created equal and depending on the wrong "free" score can hurt you financially.

  • US Probes Release of Data on First Lady, Beyonce Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Barack Obama said that U.S. authorities are investigating whether hackers unearthed and posted online financial information that belongs to first lady Michelle Obama and a variety of celebrities like Beyonce and Jay-Z.

  • Midday Movers: GMCR, LULU & More Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

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  • Equifax posts higher profit, revenue for 3Q Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:39 PM ET

    ATLANTA-- Equifax Inc., which collects and sells consumer credit information, said Wednesday that its profit grew 17 percent in the third quarter, aided by stronger revenue in its consumer-information business. Excluding the impact of acquisition-related expenses, Equifax's earnings amounted to 75 cents per share.

  • FTC says Equifax, customers pay $1.6M settlement Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that credit reporting firm Equifax Inc. will pay $393,000 to resolve allegations it broke the law by selling lists of consumers who were late on their mortgage payments. The agency said Equifax and Direct Lending Source violated the FTC Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  • *Equifax pays $393,000; Direct Lending $1.2 million. WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Consumer credit rating company Equifax Inc has agreed to pay $393,000 to settle allegations that it improperly sold information on consumers who had fallen behind on their mortgages, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

  • *Began notifying some former employees of offer to pay pension benefits in. *Equifax- group represents about 20% of co's qualified pension plan liabilities. which were about $630 million as of December 31, 2011.

  • Government Regulation

    The companies that determine Americans' credit scores are about to come under government oversight for the first time. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said that it will start supervising the 30 largest firms that make up 94 percent of the industry.

  • 3 ‘Triple Play’ Stocks That Stand Out Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    We’re nearly three-quarters of the way through earnings season, with the bulk of the companies so far beating expectations. Bespoke Investment Group found dozens of “triple play stocks”—shares of companies that (a) beat earnings estimates; (b) surpassed revenue estimates; and (c) ramped-up future guidance on their reporting days.

  • Lenders Again Dealing Credit to Risky Clients Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:44 AM ET
    Credit card and magnifying glass

    With the financial industry recovering and fee income reduced by new regulations, lenders are seeking to woo back less creditworthy borrowers. The New York Times reports.

  • Earnings Roundup: April 27 Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 6:21 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, April 27.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, July 28.

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