Americans got better about paying their credit-card debt on time in the first three months of the year, a period during which many borrowers use income tax returns to tackle their holiday season debt.
The pursuit of hackers who audaciously stole and published credit reports for Michelle Obama, the attorney general, FBI director and other U.S. politicians and celebrities crisscrossed continents and included a San Francisco-based Internet company, Cloudflare, The Associated Press has learned.
The three major credit bureaus say hackers who have posted credit reports on stars and government officials in recent days did not breach secure databases but relied on personal information they collected elsewhere on the public figures.
In the first comprehensive study of its kind, the Federal Trade Commission reported Monday that some 40 million Americans could be suffering from errors that are keeping their credit scores lower -- and their borrowing rates higher -- than they should be.
Two men were sentenced Monday for their roles in a gun-smuggling ring that was part of the U.S. government’s botched Operation Fast and Furious, an investigation that unraveled after illegally purchased weapons turned up at the scene of a Border Patrol agent’s fatal shooting.
Americans cranked up their use of credit cards in the third quarter, racking up more debt than a year ago, while also being less diligent about making payments on time, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows.
Q. I recently applied to refinance my mortgage and was disappointed to learn that my credit score of 705 wasn't good enough to get the best rate. I was under the impression that any score higher than 700 was considered to be excellent.
U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with their mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen behind to a three-year low, according to a new report.
When a debt collector goes after you for a late medical bill, your credit can suffer _ even if you quickly pay up.