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2 years 2 months ago

Employers could get to check credit before hiring

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers will hear testimony on a bill to prohibit employers from using consumer credit information against potential employees unless they're applying for a job that involves financial decisions. Democrats sponsoring the proposal say the use of credit information creates barriers for people who have recently lost...

2 years 2 months ago

Your experience could get you college credit

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers want to reduce the cost of college for students by directing higher education institutions to create a system of awarding credit for job experience and military service. A hearing on the proposal is scheduled Wednesday. Republican Rep. Tom Massey says the goal is to allow...

2 years 7 months ago

Japan's credit drops

Moody's Investors Service says it has downgraded its rating on Japan's debt. The rating service says it lowered the rating because of Japan's large budget deficits and growing government debt. The rating agency cut Japan's rating to AA3 from AA2. The new rating is three notches below Moody's...

3 years 4 months ago

More elderly in debt with no way out

More and more, seniors on a fixed budget are turning to credit cards to help them through tough times. "They're using it (credit cards) for gasoline, they're using it for food, they're using it for prescriptions, they're using it for co-payments." explains Eileen Doherty, Director of the Colorado Gerintological Society....

3 years 9 months ago

Tips for boosting your credit score

New reports out show that about 43-million of Americans have a credit rating so poor that getting a loan is much more difficult, and when they do much more expensive. "It can affect your borrowing costs, the amount you'll pay to finance cars or homes or, certainly credit card...

3 years 9 months ago

Americans' credit scores sink to new lows

New figures show millions more Americans have credit scores that could prevent them from getting credit cards, auto loans or mortgages under the tighter lending standards banks now use. Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consumers - nearly 43.4 million people - now have a...

3 years 9 months ago

Bike Pikes Peak program offered

CSU-Pueblo's Colorado Springs campus plans a three-day workshop on bicycling, which includes a trip down Pikes Peak. Classes include instruction on proper nutrition, riding strategy, and bicycle maintenance. Bike Pikes Peak begins in the classroom at the Citadel Center, 730 Citadel Dr. Suite 300, from 5:30-8:30 p.m....

4 years 2 months ago

Geithner says US credit rating safe despite debt

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the U.S. government "will never" lose its sterling credit rating despite big budget deficits and a newly increased debt limit that now tops $14 trillion. Geithner says in an interview broadcast Sunday that in times of economic crisis, international investors will continue to buy U.S....

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