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  • How to check if your car was recalled but not fixed. Car owners and buyers will be able to look up whether a vehicle has been recalled and fixed under a new federal program launched late Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an…
  • Helping prevent foreclosures. A new study finds that the emergency extensions of unemployment benefits during the recession went a long way toward preventing mortgage defaults, even more than government programs meant to prevent foreclosures by focusing only on…
  • Why do Web retailers want to be in stores?. When online jewelry shop BaubleBar opened a brick-and-mortar outpost in Manhattan, the retailer quickly realized just how different its in-store shoppers are from its Web customers. Shoppers suddenly paid more attention to un-flashy pieces often overlooked online.  And perhaps…
  • CFPB fines deceptive mortgage company $20M. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has forced a retail chain, USA Discounters, to pay $400,000 and a mortgage lender, Amerisave Mortgage Corp., and its owner to pay more than $20 million in refunds and penalties…
  • 5 things excellent credit can do for you. Have you ever thought of how an excellent credit score may impact your life? It's no secret that there are a number of benefits to having a high score. Simply put, it can affect many…
  • Better-paying jobs stage a comeback. The recovery in America’s job market is finally spreading to industries with good pay after years of being concentrated in fields with low wages.
  • What happens if the post office is your bank. Today, the U.S. Postal Service is best known for delivering packages and letters. One day in the future, though, customers might also be able to take care of their banking needs, including prepaid cards, bill…
  • Not so smart? Bank deposits by phone. Using a mobile banking app will eliminate a trip to the branch or ATM, but it could dramatically slow down the process. At some financial institutions, mobile deposit can delay access to those funds by…

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