Archive for February, 2014


Is Digital Currency Real Money?

Banned by governments, implicated in drug market money laundering and welcomed worldwide to buy big and small ticket items, the Bitcoin is paving the way for new ways to by and sell that are far removed from the traditional models of money. But the jury’s still out on whether it can behave like “real” money […]

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Loan Fraud Cover-ups Affect the Economy

Another day, another bank fraud settlement. JP Morgan Chase has just agreed to pony up $614 million in the latest round in the Justice Department’s ongoing effort to clean up the fraud and deceit in the nation’s lending industry. And whether you’re looking for a mortgage or not, the big banks’ longstanding patterns of deliberate […]

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Housing and Job Numbers Suggest a Turnaround

Amid the gloomy news about a slow and fitful economic recovery, some corners are clearly being turned. Those two major indicators of economic health, housing and employment, go hand in hand to suggest a more stable future. Case in point: a drop in mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates to levels not seen since before the […]

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Services Profit From Identity Theft Anxiety

Is the digital age becoming the age of anxiety? As security breaches and word of new identity theft scams hit the headlines on a seemingly regular basis, anyone who uses computers and mobile devices could be at risk for account hacking and identity theft. That kind of data theft costs billions a year – and […]

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Identify Theft Insurance: Promises, Promises?

Is your identity safe? High profile incidents like the recent data hack that stole the information of Target shoppers at Thanksgiving 2013 and revelations about domestic surveillance have kicked consumer anxiety about cybersecurity into high gear. And where fear exists, opportunists aren’t far behind. Case in point: the new – and profitable – business of […]

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