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Democratic presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to local residents during a stop at the Sykora Bakery, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 18, 2019 - 10:50 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Deval Patrick is defending his work for one of the nation’s largest subprime mortgage lenders, telling voters there’s “a place in the economy” for the financial tools — the abuse of which led to the 2008 housing market crash. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor who...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo a sign indicates a new selling price for a house sits atop a realtor's sign in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, Nov. 14, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 14, 2019 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week amid optimism over prospects for the U.S. economy. Rates remain at historically low levels, however, as an incentive to prospective homebuyers. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. A spokeswoman for the New York Department of Financial Services confirmed Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 that they are investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
November 09, 2019 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York regulator is investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits. The bank denies wrongdoing. The investigation follows a series of viral tweets by entrepreneur and web developer David Heinemeier Hansson about algorithms used for...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. Sometimes, the tasks we put off are the ones that leave people we care about in the lurch. Your financial checklist should include reviewing beneficiary designations, updating contact information and visiting your safe deposit box. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
November 04, 2019 - 7:24 am
Here's an illustration of the many ways slow payment systems can inconvenience you and cost you money. Let's say Homer is two days from payday. The family checking account at First Bank of Springfield is on fumes. There's just enough in the account, Homer thinks, to gas up his Plymouth sedan and...
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October 25, 2019 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about American Express' new Green Card, The Associated Press misidentified credit card industry expert Matt Schulz's place of employment. Schultz works for Comparecards.com, not Creditcards.com. A corrected version of the story is below: Iconic AmEx 'Green Card'...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, photo the original American Express "Green Card," top, shown with the latest version of the card in New York. For 50 years the "Green Card" was everywhere and has been revamped, with a new look and more travel benefits. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 24, 2019 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the American Express "Green Card" has been the card many people wouldn't leave home without. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn't feel carrying travelers' cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time,...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, photo the original American Express "Green Card," top, shown with the latest version of the card in New York. For 50 years the "Green Card" was everywhere and has been revamped, with a new look and more travel benefits. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 24, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the American Express "Green Card" has been everywhere its card members wanted to be. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn't feel carrying travelers' cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time, however,...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are displayed in North Andover, Mass. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn’t feel carrying travelers’ cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time, however, the Green Card became neglected in favor of its fancier siblings, the Gold and Platinum Cards. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 24, 2019 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the American Express "Green Card" has been everywhere its card members wanted to be. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn't feel carrying travelers' cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time, however,...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are displayed in North Andover, Mass. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn’t feel carrying travelers’ cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time, however, the Green Card became neglected in favor of its fancier siblings, the Gold and Platinum Cards. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 24, 2019 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the American Express "Green Card" has been everywhere its card members wanted to be. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn't feel carrying travelers' cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time, however,...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2019 - 4:03 pm
The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate again, big news for the U.S. economy but something that will likely have a muted impact on Americans' personal finances, experts say. That's because the reduction doesn't offset the increases of recent years. And as the key rate creeps closer...
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