Archive for November, 2010

Guard Against ID Theft During the Holidays

The holidays bring many delights, along with some unwanted risks. Pick-pockets and robbers often prey on distracted shoppers. But today’s consumers should also guard against identity thieves, said Dr. Lynne Vieraitis, associate professor of criminology at The University of Texas at Dallas. (17 mins ago)

More than 8 million drop out of credit card use

More than 8 million consumers stopped using credit cards over the past year. The decline stems from a combination of consumer choices and bank actions. (3 mins ago)

It’s Still Here!’

Don’t let all the boarded-up windows and “available” signs get to you this holiday season. Instead, marvel at all the retailers that should have been decimated yet somehow remain open. (39 mins ago)

PayPal Black Friday Data Reveals an Increase in Online and Mobile Shopping

SAN JOSE, Calif.—-PayPal today announced Black Friday shopping results, showing a rise in online and mobile sales on what is traditionally the biggest shopping day for brick and mortar stores. (3 hours ago)

What recession? Shoppers eat up Black Friday deals

For one day at least, you could almost imagine the recession never happened. Millions of the nation’s shoppers braved rain and cold to crowd stores while others grabbed online bargains on what could be the busiest Black Friday ever. (55 secs ago)

Lend Lease wins London project

Lend Lease has been awarded a STG150 million construction management contract for British Land plc. (49 mins ago)

Some analysts predict shoppers will open their wallets more often this season

When retailers open their stores Friday, they begin their most crucial season of the year. But will it be a return to good times or will the lagging economy keep customers away for the third straight year? (22 mins ago)

Department Store Credit Cards? Are They Right for You?

A department store credit card may be enticing, especially if they offer you a discount to open one.  But what interest rate are you paying? (5 mins ago)

Newark man sentenced to 12 years for operating identity theft-credit card fraud scheme

Wilmington U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Sleet, sentenced Joseph Aughenbaugh, 42 to more than 12 years in prison for operating an identity theft scheme that led to nearly $1 million in losses at local lending institutions. (17 mins ago)

Once again for all, Senior Citizen Law

MORE THAN five years after the implementation of the Senior Citizen Law, one would think that our people, at least those who are affected, would be knowledgeable about the basic issues involved. (54 mins ago)