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  • Debt? What debt? At $22 trillion, here's the argument the national debt doesn't matter

    So much ink has been spilled for so long on the national debt, it might be nice if that $22 trillion plus on the red side of the US balance sheet just didn't really matter.

  • Rising Credit-Card Use Shows Consumers Are Strapped

    Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via LinkedIn.com, Americans are increasingly reaching for the plastic in their wallets to cover what their paychecks won’t. Even though evidence is mounting that the U.S. economy may be soon heading into a recession, there are plenty of analysts who say that the surge in credit card borrowing is a sign of strong confidence among households. That's hardly the case. In fact, households' confidence in the future growth of their incomes has been cooling since...

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  • We need to stop using credit cards in South Africa

    While restaurants are getting rid of plastic straws and stores make you pay for plastic bags, there is another “plastic problem” in South Africa – credit cards and loyalty cards.

  • Fortnite vulnerability could have left millions of credit cards exposed

    Just as triumphant reports come in about Fortnite‘s success, the world’s most popular game is forced to contend with stories about security vulnerabilities that could have exposed its millions of players to hackers. Data analysis firm SuperData today reported that Fortnite earned $2.4 billion in revenue last year, topping the list of games for the year (and probably beating out top earners of years past easily). While both Fortnite and its battle royale mode launched in 2017, it didn’t really...

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  • Credit card skimmer found at Santa Cruz bank

    Police looking for “person of interest”

  • The best credit card rewards, bonuses, and perks of 2019

    The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider and The Points Guy Affiliate Network receive a commission from card issuers if you apply through these links and are approved. Credit cards with good rewards programs and great new member offers make it easier than ever to rack up a lot of points. The best credit card in 2019 remains the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the reigning champ since its release in 2019, because it has a great sign-up bonus and a travel rewards...

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  • Credit Card Companies have No Business Playing Second Amendment Censors

    Do we want to live in an America where credit card companies watch our buying habits and then block purchases for ideological reasons?

  • Advertising network compromised to deliver credit card stealing code

    Hundreds of online stores confirmed to be impacted, thousands of more under investigation.

  • Man used stolen credit cards at stores in Aurora: police

    The man allegedly used credit cards that were stolen from a vehicle in December.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Youngstown police look for suspected credit card thief in Cleveland

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– A man who stole several credit cards could be in Cleveland, the Youngstown Police Department says. The suspect entered a downtown Youngstown building Friday between 3:31 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. Police said he used to a screwdriver to pry open a locked cabinet, the took the credit cards and a large amount of cash. He got away in a late 1990s or early 2000s tan Chevrolet Suburban with temporary tags. Youngstown police said the cards were used in [

  • Credit-card users have whispered about the 'Barclays blacklist' for years. Here's how I got on it.

    Barclays, which issues branded credit cards for Apple, JetBlue, and the NFL, has a practice of rejecting applications from former customers who have fallen behind on payments, even if they've improved their credit history. The bank's practice of not pulling credit reports for former customers is uncommon among banks willing to discuss the practice. Other banks say they always request credit reports, even for former customers. Few financial sectors are as deeply embedded in the lives of...

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  • 'Prudential delays over bond withdrawal led to credit card charge'

    We are in desperate need to pay off the credit card for last month.

    The Telegraph
  • Gamblers 'could be prevented from using their credit cards to place bets'

    Jeremy Wright, Britain's Culture Secretary, announced yesterday that he is calling in betting companies and banks to discuss gamblers' use of credit cards.

    Mail Online
  • Woman accused of drugging tourist, lifting his Rolex, credit cards

    A Miramar woman was arrested Saturday after police said she drugged and robbed a tourist she met at a Miami Beach hotel. Destina Byrd, 23, faces charges of third-degree grand theft and poisoning food or drink. According to the arrest report, the tourist from New York met Byrd, who is pregnant, late Friday at Club Wall inside the W Hotel in the 4500 block of Collins Avenue. The man said his friends had left for the night when Byrd suggested they stay out and go barhopping, the report said. Byrd...

  • 5 great benefits you might not realize your credit card comes with

    The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Many credit cards have lesser-known benefits that can be extremely valuable like travel insurance, cell phone protection, airport lounge access, and more. These benefits vary significantly by card, so you'll need to look into the exact details about the card(s) you have or are interested in. We've listed some of our favorite cards with each benefit in...

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  • Welsh pupils refused hot school dinners due to credit debt

    A leading councillor says the school meals "scandal" is like being back "in the dark ages".

    BBC News
  • 3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

    These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter. Such “gig

  • Progressive Lies Like "Free College" & "Medicare For All" Hide Cost Of Debt

    Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Steve Hanke and Stephen Walters discuss too good to be true socialist lies about free programs that hide the true costs. Hats off to economists Steve H. Hanke and Stephen J.K. Walters for a brilliant op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the true cost of "free" government programs. Lying Prices Keep America Hooked on Spending by Hanke and Walters This is written in guest post format, but it is an excerpt. When politicians hide the cost of government,...

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