Archive for November, 2011

Consumer agency logs 5,000 credit card complaints in first months

WASHINGTON — In its first three months of operation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau got more than 5,000 complaints about credit cards, the federal agency said in a report.

Budget 2012: Najib Fails Reform Credentials

The expectations were high for a pre-election budget where Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will stamp his reformist? credentials.

How FDI in retail will help consumers, farmers, economy

The recent Cabinet decision to allow 51 per cent foreign direct investment in the multi-brand retail sector in India has deeply divided the nation’s political, social and trading classes.

Consumers’ credit-score misconceptions abound

Credit scores inspire anxiety in many consumers. We can’t easily see them, and we don’t always know what’s lurking behind them. Perhaps that’s why there seem to be so many myths and misperceptions about exactly what’s in a credit score.

FDI in retail to help consumers: Trade body

Kolkata, Nov 26 : The decision of the cabinet to open multi brand retail to foreign direct investment is a welcome one as it will offer wider choice with better quality to consumers and bring in more business opportunities for SMEs, trade lobby CII said.

Shoppers flock to stores for Black Friday deals

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.? Oh wait. That’s Christmas Eve, definitely not Black Friday, which started even earlier this year for many stores around the area.

Tips for navigating through Cyber Monday?

For those who love to shop online, Cyber Monday may have replaced Black Friday, but folks shouldn’t be too trustworthy when shopping by the click of a button, according to a spokeswoman for the local Better Business Bureau.

Don’t fall asleep on layaway offers

Stores charge service, cancellation fees. If you’re hitting the stores tonight for the start of the holiday shopping season, you’ll be bombarded with all sorts of offers, including for layaway programs.

Loans or advance, NRIs cash in on falling rupee

With the Indian rupee touching all-time low levels, Indian expatriates in the UAE are literally cashing in on the high remittance rates.

Glenn Powell’s 20 lead JU past Bethune Cookman

Glenn Powell scored 20 points, 18 coming in the second half, with Russell Powell adding 12 points and seven assists as Jacksonville rallied for a 65-55 win over Bethune Cookman on Monday night.