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The bill that could radically improve your credit score ...

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel Email the author September 9, 2014 Email the author Follow @DaniDougPost

The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is proposing sweeping changes to a law that governs the way lenders report consumer payments to credit bureaus. The move could help millions of Americans get...

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Lenders offer new options for first-time and credit ...

Credit scores and mortgage loans:

If your score is below 620 to 640: An FHA (Federal Housing Administration) home loan is your best option because most lenders won't approve a conventional loan for borrowers with a credit score below 640. In addition, your interest rate would be much higher on a conventional loan even if you are approved.

If your score is between 640 and 740: You should compare...

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Equifax has offered free credit monitoring after its epic ...

Equifax has offered free credit monitoring after its epic data breach. Here's what happened when some people tried to sign up.

Equifax has promised free credit monitoring, but it's been hard for customers to access it. (Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency/EFE)

People are in a panic.

Like the back-to-back hurricanes this year, the theft of our personal data is increasingly catastrophic. The...

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I finally got the Equifax credit monitoring service. Here ...

I finally got the Equifax credit monitoring service. Here's why I still don't feel safe.

by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author September 28, 2017 Email the author

After numerous checks of my email, spam folder and a very unhelpful call with a customer representative, I was able to register for the free credit-monitoring service offered by Equifax following its massive...

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S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating for first time - The ...

S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating for first time

By Zachary A. Goldfarb By Zachary A. Goldfarb Email the author August 6, 2011 Email the author Follow @Goldfarb

Standard & Poor's announced Friday night that it has downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time, dealing a symbolic blow to the world's economic superpower in what was a sharply worded critique of the American political...

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Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy ...

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Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff

By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg Email the author May 23, 2017 Email the author Follow @lizzadwoskin Follow @craigtimberg

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people...

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Comparing the ‘Trump economy’ to the ‘Obama economy’ - The ...

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Comparing the 'Trump economy' to the 'Obama economy'

By Nicole Lewis By Nicole Lewis Email the author December 14, 2017 Email the author Follow @nikki_lew

Sarah Huckabee Sanders bragged on Twitter about the "booming Trump economy" but...

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