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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing new rules to restrict high-cost payday and car-title loans that often leave borrowers in worse financial shape.
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FICO, the nation's leading credit-scoring company, is making two changes that could benefit consumers with debt that has gone into collection.
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Ace Cash Express, one of the nation's largest payday lenders, has agreed to pay a $10 million settlement over its collection practices.
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Are consumers'  credit scores unfairly dinged by medical debt?
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Here's some good news for people hounded by relentless debt collectors and hauled into court. Two of the nation's biggest debt collection companies have agreed t o stop lawsuits against borrowers and drop collections on some $16 million in judgments.
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Rafael Lee is 82, it's true. But the New Yorker's energy and attitude revealed itself when he hired a lawyer to protest a law firm's attempt to evict him from his rent-controlled apartment - and won.
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