Archive for June, 2010

High rates, more fees — credit card traps here to stay

More rules clamping down on abusive credit card practices are on their way. (28 mins ago)

Hundreds support Jimmy John’s fundraiser

BIRMINGHAM Like May 1, the day Jimmy John’s Hot Dogs burned down as well as its 70th anniversary Sunday afternoon saw Radley Run Country Club full of people reminiscing about the beloved, historic eatery. But unlike that day, the clubhouse was full of beaming smiles. (7 mins ago)

Macomb Conservation District funds misused, audit finds

Claims that a north Macomb agricultural agency engaged in misuse of a tax-funded credit card and allowed padded payrolls and nepotism were confirmed by an audit of the troubled Macomb Conservation District. (49 mins ago)

From Card Fees to Mortgages, a New Day for Consumers

Provisions in the financial bill will change many ways of doing business. (8 mins ago)

New iPhone selling briskly as hundreds line up

Apple Inc.’s newest iPhone was in hot demand Thursday as hundreds lined up outside stores in Tokyo, Berlin, New York and elsewhere to become among the first to own the device. (4 mins ago)

Soliciting Indiana man, wanted in two other states, arrested in Darien

An Indiana man attempting to sell subscriptions to magazines was discovered in Darien to be both a seasoned criminal and a fugitive. (52 secs ago)

New TransUnion Study Quantifies the Benefit of Consumer-Lender Loyalty

Multiple Credit Relationships Help Consumers in Both Good and Bad Economic Times (1 hour ago)

Credit cards to board the bus?

Tourist season sees a peak in payments with dollars and coins The CTA is moving ahead with plans to accept “smart card” credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards on its buses. (9 hours ago)

M&T will relaunch credit cards it outsourced to Bank of America

M&T Bank Corp. is relaunching its own credit cards for consumers and small businesses, more than 12 years after it sold that business to a credit card specialist firm that marketed cards to customers on M&T’s behalf. (1 day ago)

M&Twill relaunch credit cards it outsourced to Bank of America

M&T Bank Corp. is relaunching its own credit cards for consumers and small businesses, more than 12 years after it sold that business to a credit card specialist firm that marketed cards to customers on M&T’s behalf. (52 mins ago)