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Capital One Data Breach

Wall Street Journal July 29, 2019 Capital One Financial Corp. , the fifth-largest U.S. credit-card issuer, said Monday that a hacker accessed the personal information of approximately 106 million card customers and applicants, one of the largest-ever data breaches of a large bank. <https://www.wsj.com/articles/capital-one-reports-data-breach-11564443355> Fox News July 29, 2019  Authorities claim a Seattle software engineer…

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Equifax Data Breach

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), if you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Information included people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth…

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Two Topics from the Course

Just about every topic that we’re discussing in the course has been in recent news, and I’ll touch on just a couple. Credit Card Debt On July 11, 2019 Yahoo Finance reporter Sibile Marcellus writes, “Americans owe more than $1 trillion in credit card debt. And according to a new CreditCards.com poll, households with credit…

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New Headquarters for Ramsey Solutions

In discussion boards (again) this semester several students have mentioned Dave Ramsey, a man whose work has changed many thousands of lives for the better. The other day, the people of Ramsey Solutions announced that they are looking forward to moving into a new building in Franklin TN, reportedly to be 650,000 square feet when completed.…

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In the News July 5, 2017

Here is recent news that caught my attention: My Masters in Saxophone Has Resulted in Impossible Students Loans And I Don’t Know What to Do 5 Lies Credit Repair Companies Tell (and How to Fix Your Score on Your Own) Women better at credit than men, they just don’t know it FTC Stops Operators of…

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