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Consumer Credit Defaults Fall for Fifth Month

Consumer credit defaults fell for a fifth straight month in September, and stood by month’s end at a 2018 low, according to new data from S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian.

Default rates are an indication of how well the overall economy is doing. When things turn…

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America’s Favorite Dog Names

Healthy pet food brand Ollie has uncovered the most popular dog names in America. Spoiler alert: Fido doesn’t make the cut.

The Ollie 2018 State of Dogs in America Report analyzed data from more than 400,000 dogs to uncover what a dog in America’s household looks like…

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Cities Where Borrowers Save the Most by Shopping Around for Mortgage Loans

As interest rates rise, the amount of money consumers can save by shopping around and comparing offers can be significant. A new study from online loan marketplace LendingTree shows where shopping can save you the most money.

To help consumers understand how much they can save, LendingTree created a Mortgage…

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The Big Business of Haunted Haunted Houses

Scaring you at Halloween has become big business. There are more than 1,200 professional haunted houses, 300 theme parks with horror-focused attractions, and approximately 3,000 charity-run spook shows nationwide, according to an estimate from America Haunts, the industry association of haunt attractions nationwide.

Collectively these haunt…

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Emergency Physicians Provide Halloween Safety Tips For Parents

It’s that spooky time of year again. Halloween is coming, and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) want to make sure you have a safe one.

It is estimated that more than 41 million children will trick-or-treat nationwide this Halloween.

The nation’s emergency physicians offer…

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Many Americans Regret Getting a Store Card

Nearly half of Americans who have had a store credit card regretted getting one, according to a new study from CompareCards by LendingTree.

This is no surprise: CompareCards reviewed credit cards from 50 of the nation’s largest retailers and found that the average store card APR is nearly 25…

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Nearly Half of Cyberattacks Target Small Businesses, Study Finds

Almost half of all cyberattacks (43%) are directed at small businesses, according to data compiled by the small businesses mentoring specialists at SCORE.

Macro malware is the predominant type of cybercrime affecting small businesses, with online banking and ransomware attacks trailing close behind.

Small businesses were affected by 113,000…

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