Hacked Companies On Guard After Court Decision; Man Sues Ashley Madison Post-Hack for ’Emotional Distress’

(The Washington Post) – Hacked companies, get ready — a federal court just made it easier for the government to sue you. “Monday’s decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals clarifies the [Federal Trade Commission’s] powers, giving it more ammunition against businesses that fail Read More


Feds Likely to Rein in For-Profit Colleges

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   As higher education costs continue to increase faster than most consumers’ income, college loan debt has now topped $1.2 trillion. Even so, most consumers would agree that its cost is worth the chance to climb the ladder of economic Read More


To Catch A Creditor

[New York Times] IN 1999, Judy Ann Thomas of Elyria, Ohio, applied for a loan. But the bank mixed up her record with the file of a Utah woman named Judith Kendall — their Social Security numbers have seven digits in common. Because Ms. Kendall Read More


Study: Five Percent of Consumers Had Errors on Their Credit Reports, Results in Less Favorable Terms for Loans

[NNPA] by William Garth Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Citizen A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry found that five percent of consumers had errors on one of their three major credit reports that could lead to them paying Read More