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Check candidate's credit

...statement and certain background information. Then a credit report is obtained, at their expense, which includes background...of that process.Further, that background check and credit report must become a matter of public record so that all voters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-29/check-candidates-credit
South Carolina consumers complained less in 2013

...Additionally, regulators helped consumers get back $54,620 after a credit reporting agency processed inaccurate items on credit reports.Problems with lemon vehicles and new vehicles resulted in the government agency's recovery of $30,000 for wronged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-10/south-carolina-consumers-c
Bank loans to small business on the rise

...confident about extending credit, says Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., which compiles credit reports on small companies. When bickering in Congress shut the government down and put it on the verge of defaulting on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-06/bank-loans-small-business-
Target's fallout from security breach likely will far outpace what TJX faced

...million, including bills associated with fines from credit card companies and services for its customers like free credit report monitoring.But TJX's costs, which Litan estimated at about $275 million, pale in comparison. That included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-26/targets-fallout-security-b
Unwed couples should consider these tips when buying a home

...your key financial statements. That includes bank accounts, credit cards, student loans, retirement accounts, credit reports and FICO scores.You'll need to know of any credit blemishes that could prevent you from obtaining the lowest rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-17/unwed-couples-should-consider-these
Credit card companies offer free credit scores

...Ulzheimer recommends focusing on your credit report, which list the companies that...outstanding and your payment history.Credit reports are available for free, from...reports. So making sure that your credit report is solid means you'll likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-29/credit-card-companies-offe
Keep priorities in order in times of financial crisis

...If you can make that payment, don't get behind. Credit card late payments will make a much smaller ding in your credit report than a foreclosure would.If you can, try to keep up your electric and phone bill. Hopefully, the crisis will not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2013-10-03/keep-priorit
AP-GfK poll: Many Americans are not doing much to change habits in wake of data breaches

...at Target, while only 41 percent have checked their credit reports. And even fewer have changed their online passwords...theft. In that group, 52 percent have checked their credit report, while 41 percent have tried to use more cash. Twenty-eight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-27/ap-gfk-poll-many-americans
Consider these tips going into 2014

...someone offers to "fix" or "clean-up" your credit history, don't believe it. Accurate information on your credit report cannot be removed and anyone who claims that it can is misleading you. By challenging the information in your report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-27/consider-these-tips-going-
Americans cutting back on credit cards

...is likely to further dampen consumer spending and hold back growth in the October-December quarter.The consumer credit report is one of the few government reports issued since the shutdown began. The Fed kept operating because it does not depend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-07/americans-cutting-back-cre