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Time to Reconsider Your Airline Credit Card?

April 12, 2014
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If you have an airline credit card, now may be the time to ditch it for something better. Delta is the latest airline to revamp its program to reward people based on how much they spend for their tickets, rather than how far they fly. That’s great news if you’re an elite frequent flier...

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What’s More Valuable: A Stolen Twitter Account or a Stolen Credit Card?

April 11, 2014
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Stolen Twitter accounts are now more valuable than credit cards on the cybercrime black market, according to a new report. The study found that high-profile data breaches–think Target’s data hack–create influxes of available credit card data online. The more data available, the less valuable...

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Loans are Finally Easier to Get

April 10, 2014
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No one’s ready to say “party like it’s 2007,” but it’s looking more and more like bankers are finally putting the financial crash behind them. It’s easier to get a loan these days for a new home or new car than it’s been in...

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CashCall And Western Sky Financial To Give Ct Customers Restitution

April 9, 2014
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 Connecticut Department of Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin announced that a settlement has been reached with CashCall, Inc., Western Sky Financial, LLC and Martin Webb, the owner of Western Sky Financial, for violating Connecticut law pertaining to small loan...

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Heartbleed Bug – What you Need To Know

April 9, 2014
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Software designed to provide extra security for websites has now been deemed to have a significant flaw that has made consumers’ personal data vulnerable to theft by hackers. The Heartbleed Bug is a flaw found in OpenSSL which is...

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Bank Of America Ordered To Refund $727 Million For Illegal Marketing Schemes

April 9, 2014
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Today, Bank of America was ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to refund $727 million to consumers who were deceived by the bank’s marketing of credit card payment protection programs and others who were charged for credit monitoring services they...

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Four Ct Nursing Homes Cited, One After Resident Dies

April 9, 2014
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Four Ct Nursing Homes Cited, One After Resident Dies

By: Kate Farrish Four nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with incidents in which one resident died, another was verbally abused and several female residents were touched inappropriately by a resident....

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Jerk.com’s Scam Detailed By FTC

April 9, 2014
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The Federal Trade Commission charged the operators of the website “Jerk.com” with harvesting personal information from Facebook to create profiles labeling people a “Jerk” or “not a Jerk,” then falsely claiming that consumers could revise their online profiles by...

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Feds Issue Rules To Protect Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

April 8, 2014
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Feds Issue Rules To Protect Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

By: Susan Jaffe UnitedHealthcare’s decision last fall to drop thousands of doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans in Connecticut and across the country has spurred Medicare officials to improve protections for seniors who lose their doctors. The new measures...

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