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5 ways to get things off your credit report - CBS News

5 ways to get things off your credit report

June 24, 2014 / 11:14 AM

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By Gerri Detweiler / Credit.com

Negative information on your credit can be extremely frustrating. You know it's not good, and you just want it to go away. Before you pull your hair out or spend thousands of dollars trying to repair your credit, you'll want to understand the ways...

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Debt Counseling: The Good, Bad & Ugly - CBS News

Debt Counseling: The Good, Bad & Ugly

By Tatiana Morales

June 25, 2002 / 2:24 PM

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As long as there have been credit cards, there have been people with credit problems. There are lots of companies out there willing to help get these problems under control, but they come with some strings attached. Personal financial advisor Ray Martin visits The Early Show on Wednesday to share his advice for...

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Bad Credit? 7 Ways for Renters to Get Approved - CBS News

By Farnoosh Torabi MoneyWatch June 27, 2011, 6:06 PM

Bad Credit? 7 Ways for Renters to Get Approved

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Last Updated Jun 27, 2011 11:42 PM EDT

The rental market is heating up, as more Americans shift from buying to renting amid a flood of foreclosures, frightened buyers and the disappearance of the home buyer tax credit. Two years ago, when I moved into my last apartment, the place...

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S&P downgrades U.S. debt - CBS News

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's says it has downgraded the United States' credit rating for the first time in the history of the ratings.

The credit rating agency says that it is cutting the country's top AAA rating by one notch to AA-plus. The credit agency said late Friday that it is making the move because the deficit reduction plan passed by Congress on Tuesday did not go far enough to...

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Financial consumers may be able sue banks again - CBS News

Consumers who are wrongly nickeled and dimed by banks, credit card issuers, debt collectors and other financial service concerns could soon regain the right to band together and sue, thanks to a new rule announced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The CFPB announced final rules on Monday that will bar companies that extend credit and collect debt from forcing consumers to give up their...

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6. Zenvo ST1 - Top 10 fastest cars in the world - Pictures ...

What are the fastest automobiles on the planet? CBS Miami took a spin and crunched the numbers for us, producing this list of the slickest speedsters on the road. You may be surprised by some of the names on this list, but one thing that is no surprise is the inclusion of Lamborghini. The venerable Italian carmaker has a reputation for speed, and their Aventador is the best of the bunch. The...

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"Smart" credit cards may be over before they started - CBS ...

Smart credit cards, combining several credit card accounts on a single card, promised big improvements over traditional credit cards -- but they've had a rough ride. And now it looks like the journey is ending, with the last of the major would-be disruptors throwing in the towel. Plastc, in development since 2014, sent a letter to backers last week announcing that it was ceasing operations.

Over...

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