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  • What does that Web search say about your credit?. For Chinese consumers, what you search for online soon could determine whether you’re eligible for a loan. Through a landmark deal with Hollywood credit scoring firm ZestFinance, China’s leading search engine, Baidu, soon will assign credit…
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  • 6 surprising times you may be forced into arbitration. If you've followed the lawsuit former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson filed against the cable network's boss, you might know Carlson may never get her day in court.  Think it couldn't happen to you? Arbitration…
  • Crippled by credit. A new report from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation has found that many consumers are still making bad credit choices. The report found that 32 percent of the 27,500 Americans who were polled said in…
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  • The two biases that keep people from saving money. That Americans don’t save enough money is a truism. But why don’t they? The answer is a complex mix of macroeconomics (incomes have stagnated for many workers over the last few decades), culture (Americans are…
  • Why is Herbalife still allowed in business?. The legal complaint and settlement with Herbalife unveiled Friday by the Federal Trade Commission answers several questions about the Los Angeles-based nutritional supplement marketing company, but leaves the most important question wide open.he legal complaint…
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  • 6 ways to get your free FIO score. 1. Credit cards:  Banks can offer their credit-card holders a look at their FICO scores through FICO’s Score Open Access. Who’s eligible: Holders of these cards can access their FICO scores, typically by checking the account online: Discover: TransUnion…
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  • How to cool your house like a wonk. As it turns out, the federal government has done a ton of research on the topic, primarily in the interest of keeping energy use low. But a lot of these guidelines, and some of the life-hacky "12…
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  • Amazon Prime Day: Will the deals live up to the hype?. Amazon Prime Day returns for its second showing on July 12 after its first shot at “Black Friday in July” failed to generate much holiday cheer. Though the online shopping giant said its inaugural event racked up…
  • Student debt - lives on hold. Almost every American knows an adult burdened by a student loan. Fewer know that growing alongside 42 million indebted students is a formidable private industry that has been enriched by those very loans. A generation…
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