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  • Fair treatment for homeowners with limited English proficiency. Consumer Action, Americans for Financial Reform and coalition partners urge regulators, in a newly released paper, to make it easier for limited English proficiency (LEP) consumers to understand and navigate the financial system, especially the…
  • Discover offers no-strings FICO score. Getting free access to consumer credit scores is becoming easier. In recent years, more credit cards and lenders have been making free scores, including versions of the widely used FICO score, available to their customers.
  • A traveler’s guide to taking a smartphone abroad. The summer travel season will soon be upon us, with notions of escape, unplugging and faraway lands. But while the idea of disconnecting from technology when abroad seems relaxing, the stress of visiting a foreign…
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  • To tip or not to tip your Uber driver. In recent weeks Uber has begun allowing drivers in two states — California and Massachusetts — to post signs in their cars that say tips are appreciated. Is this just the beginning of Uber tipping?…
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  • College debt crisis is worse than you think. ...students are often being loaded up with staggering debt that is completely out of whack with the earnings boost they’ll likely get from a degree at a nonselective or less selective college.
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  • Finding workers who can pass a drug test. A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be…
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