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For General Motors (GM) the News Keeps Getting Worse

The manic-depressive trading activity continues to cause nauseating headaches for the investors brave enough to own shares of the nation’s ... to a report from Credit Suisse that says shareholders may suffer as the company restructures. The analyst that researched the report cut his outlook for the company’s shares to just $1 each, down [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 13:56:56

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The loan money i$ out there…….

Qualifying for a mortgage is not nearly as easy these days as it was just a couple of years ago, ... . All of us can get copies of their credit reports from each of the three major reporting companies at no charge ... before the subprime-loan-market collapse and the worldwide credit freeze. Still, mortgages [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:02:23

Identity Theft: What to Do if It Happens to You Part 2

Here is Another Common ScenarioAn identity thief uses your personal information to obtain credit ... . Immediately report the situation to the fraud department of the three credit reporting companies ... fraudulent credit accounts and an identity theft report to get the seven year alert.that only [more...]

Date: 2008-03-10 17:02:00

Recognizing a Credit Repair Scam

by David Wada Everyday, companies target consumers who have poor credit histories with promises to clean up their credit report so they can get a ... . The truth is, these companies cant deliver an improved credit report for you using the tactics they promote. Its illegal: No one can remove accurate negative information from your credit report. So [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 06:24:58

Identify Credit Repair Scam in 6 Ways!!

by David Wada Everyday, companies target consumers who have poor credit histories with promises to clean up their credit report so they can get a ... . The truth is, these companies cant deliver an improved credit report for you using the tactics they promote. Its illegal: No one can remove accurate negative information from your credit report. So [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 06:23:45

At Tiffany’s, life is imitating art…

If your holiday shopping includes a trip to Tiffany & Co. (TIF) ... and eight or so in Asia-Pacific and/or Europe. (And, as this report notes, the company may move ... to address the Company’s current and future liquidity requirements.” So long as the credit markets don’ [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 14:58:18

How To Deal With Bill Collectors

In today's unstable economy people are consumed with financial matters ... , the credit card company may report you to a collection agency. This debt collection company is hired ... . Initially, you'll receive calls from your credit card company informing you of your late payment [more...]

Date: 2008-12-04 01:40:51

Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder’s belly-uppish theme park chain, Six Flags, took yet another fiscal knee to the naughties from Wall Street analysts ... deeper into junk status” because of “concerns about a potential future default,” says a Forbes’ report. Snyder’s company is more than $2.2 billion in debt, and according to the report, two notes totaling [more...]

Date: 2008-09-26 13:40:37

Why the Bailouts Don’t Work and Why Wall Street Loves Them

The stock market came back with a vengeance yesterday ... that the Mortgage Cicerone made note of it, which is high regard indeed.  So why am I not celebrating ... report record earnings for your company, yet your stock is pummeled because the reported earnings did [more...]

Date: 2008-10-14 18:03:55

News catch-up:

News catch-up: - Whilst Apple got credit for launching more environmentally friendly products at the Macworld show, the company has come under fire for not publishing a CSR report. The company's board (which includes Al Gore) recommended that shareholders vote against a resolution for a separate CSR report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 09:57:00

Bank Crash - Economics 101

Seen the news lately? Banks closing left and right, the government stepping in to bail some banks out ... . If Mega-Corporations, like banks and mortgage companies, report massive profits this makes politicians look good. The news reports “Stocks are up, banks report growth again.” It makes you feel [more...]

Date: 2008-09-17 12:00:00

Keys to improving your credit score

Credit I don't mean to brag, but my wife and I have a credit score that's better than almost 97 percent of the population. OK, I do mean to brag ... a free credit report once a year from each of the three consumer reporting companies (Equifax ... this for a while. We've always had a pretty good credit score, but it's higher than ever right [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 04:49:30

Why is Equifax not reporting my information of credit history?

bamagrits84 asked: I got my first credit card in June of 2006. My payments have never been late. Every 30 days the credit card company reports account status to all 3 major credit reporting ... it at all! I had to pay Equifax $20 for my credit report just to try to dispute it and now I get a bunch [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 20:51:38

Opportunities in Small-Cap Asset Management Firms

One of the areas that has been beaten up rather significantly and in my opinion far too deeply has been microcap and small cap asset management ... is likely to reflect in a slightly stronger EPS figure for the company when they report their latest ... capitalization (ex-warrants) of just $27 million. - The company has a strong business model [more...]

Date: 2008-07-25 05:01:29

No Costs Are Fixed

My first year in business was bewildering. The various services necessary to run a business took some effort to figure out and pull off at the right time. Insurance, credit card processors, telephone and Internet, payroll and accounting, and even ... guys handled. A smart company has IT report to finance because techies are like kids in a candy [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 08:01:00

Why Best Buy (BBY) Won’t Go The Same Way As Circuit City (CC)

Electronics retailer Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) slashed its full-year outlook today, saying it was “the most difficult climate we’ve ever seen ... the holiday season. This from Smart Profits Report: Here in the U.S., the mess continues unabated ... the floundering company’s fourth consecutive negative quarterly report, the markets reacted [more...]

Date: 2008-11-12 17:14:47

Downsizing? An admin checklist

It’s never pleasant when companies have to downsize due to a tough economy ... forms, if necessary Delete company computer access Remove access to company credit card ... : Final time/expense report Final paycheck COBRA notice (firms with 20+ employees) Certification of group [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 17:43:53

Bank of America (BOA), Wells Fargo (WFC) End 2008 with Major Buyout Deals

Two major U.S. banking deals were completed yesterday (Thursday), enabling the suitors to finalize the deals before 2008 came to a close ... buyouts worldwide, and not lending at home, as a Money Morning investigative report demonstrated ... in merger advice in 2008, Thomson Reuters reported. The combined company’s brokerage, credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 12:36:15

FreeCreditReport.com scam

I was looking over my checking account transactions for the past year and saw a mysterious $12 ... credit report program. Under a new Federal law, you have the right to receive a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 02:16:00

50 Financial Skills Every Person Needs To Know

Popular Mechanics created a list of 100 Skills Every man Should Know, ... using ABA Routing and bank account numbers. Request and review your free annual credit report ... and/or through Treasury Direct. Read (and understand) a company’s annual report (including [more...]

Date: 2008-10-27 11:00:10


The Treasury Department is working on ways to broaden its $700 billion bank rescue program to help insurance companies that are a critical backstop ... said. Treasury is worried that insurance companies, many of which report earnings next week, could face similar fates as American International Groupas the credit crisis worsens, triggering a new [more...]

Date: 2008-10-24 22:04:39

Satyam: The "Truth" Will Out

By now, most people have probably heard about the huge Satyam scandal, where the company’s founder and chairman, Ramalinga Raju, has taken responsibility for massive fraud in reporting the company’s earnings, profits, and cash ... American legal firms are filing lawsuits against Satyam, claiming fraud. Distressingly, PriceWaterhouse [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 15:46:26

A Quick Update

Just a short post to let you know about a few great things that are going on around here at Customers Rock! ... t have guessed that, could you?). I will definitely report back more on this company and role ... time speaking, learning a lot, and connecting with bloggers I had met online but not yet in person [more...]

Date: 2008-10-29 06:25:00

Back to Basics- Expense Reports

money Many business owners are reflecting on 2008 and thinking about some improvements for 2009 ... a company credit card, expense reports can greatly improve your overall process of bookkeeping. An expense report is a simple document that is filled out with each purchase or group of purchases [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 19:34:17

#371 - The List Of Economic Models

I saw this yesterday and nearly busted a gut. It's quite funny!SOCIALISMYou have 2 cows.You give one to your neighbour.COMMUNISMYou have 2 cows ... letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap ... company.The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more.You sell one cow [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 13:54:00

Small Bizs Feeling the Chill

The New York Times: Some small companies say they are no longer able to get loans from newly cautious banks as credit tightens across the country, ... credit — at 30 percent a year. Mr. Snyder does not want to borrow much at that rate. “ ... , the Census Bureau reports, and they outpace large companies in generating new jobs. Photo by Kevin Moloney. [more...]

Date: 2008-10-07 15:08:55

Where are Your Sales and Marketing Efforts Focused?

I was recently reading an annual report for a successful company, and, as always, I looked at the words used about customers ... of the success of this business.  The annual report is written in such a way as to bring out this focus ... information. A Customer Focus In this report, I looked for more.  Specifically, I looked to see how [more...]

Date: 2008-09-08 18:31:26

Wacom Bamboo Fun A

Have you ever used a battery? Of course you have. There are several companies that offer a free credit report ... you can insure that everything on your credit report is accurate. However, unless you live in one of the few ... to experience. org and PC World magazine are among the most respected independent testers of anti-virus [more...]

Date: 2008-11-04 12:33:35

NY TIMES: Buffett to Offer Details on Derivatives

Warren E. Buffett has long been an proponent of transparency and a critic of murky financial instruments ... by 2019. On Monday, Mr. Buffett said he would disclose in the next annual report more information ... of companies and stocks with the highest possible credit rating, have tumbled 36 percent since Oct [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 04:21:48

It's Free, It's Fun, It's Your Credit Report?

credit report When considering buying a home, let's say in Robbinsville, New Jersey, ... ... work and know the system. Here are a few tips & quips: * Get a copy of your Credit Report ... , credit modules differ within industries.  For example, the credit report a mortgage company pulls [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:21:25

Senate 'Bailout' Opens Door to Ending 'Fair Value' Accounting

Among the 451 pages of provisions contained in the Senate-approved Emergency Economic Stabilization Bill of 2008, which the House will debate today, ... , which allow companies and financial institutions to report the value of their assets on the price ... that have no market value have worsened the credit crisis, and changing them has been a priority for [more...]

Date: 2008-10-02 20:00:00

Ausra: Big Solar Getting Bigger

Ausra, the startup that’s building massive solar thermal plants in the desert and has already raised tens of millions of dollars from Kleiner ... investment tax credit? The CNET report also said that the company would need two project financings next ... for its Series C. In fact a report from CNET had pegged the round at closer to the $100-$150 [more...]

Date: 2008-08-08 16:15:19

Saving on Education Related Expenses

Saving on Education Related Expenses With all the other demands placed on your budget, finding room for one more expense may seem impossible ... your limit- this shows up on your credit report and gives your credit card company an excuse to charge ... the federal government’s financial aid website- www.fafsa.ed.gov, which will take you through a step [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 14:47:52

News Flash: Toyota is Hemorrhaging

News Flash: Toyota is Hemorrhaging!The widely admired Toyota, paragon of planning, quality, and foresight, ... , announces a loss. Honda, the equally great company, will report a profit for the year ... in Texas two years ago to build the Tundra, a full size pickup truck – clearly an unwise investment [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 06:20:00

TrustedID Gives Affordable Identity Theft Prevention Protection

Because of the rapid growing crime of identity theft, several companies have been created to help you fight back. By essentially locking down your credit bureau report, these identity theft protection companies cause financial institutions to contact you before opening up new accounts in your name. They also [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 19:07:02

Will oil, gas spending drop in 2009?

Global spending on oil and gas exploration and production will shrink 12 per cent to $400 billion in 2009 as the steep slide in energy prices and tight credit markets reverse a six-year trend of rising budgets, analysts at Barclays Capital said ... its report showed.Another analyst agreed, saying companies were being prudent during the economic crunch [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 06:49:00

Tiny charges could mean big trouble

Ever charged 19 cents on your credit card? I never have, and I imagine most of you haven't either ... like this, dispute it with your credit card company. Also, report the crime to the Federal Trade ... . But several Internet message boards are on fire with complaints from credit card users [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 22:37:24

Recognizing a Credit Repair Scam

by David Wada Companies target consumers with poor credit histories all the time, making promises to fix their credit report so they can get their dream car, a bigger home, health ... is, these companies cannot deliver an improved credit report using the ‘unique’ tactics they promote [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:06:09

background check company demystifies court system

As a child growing up in the ’70s in Indianapolis, Lee Hill was shocked when he discovered his classmates were among the many involved in a ... or employment-related issues they were having with background checks. A reporter from the Wall ... about what companies should do when a criminal conviction surfaces on a background check. Hill said [more...]

Date: 2008-07-09 18:35:48

Data Breaches Affect Records of 35.7 Million People in 2008

Businesses, governments and educational institutions reported a nearly 50 percent increase in data breaches last year over 2007 ... that steals data blamed for nearly 14 percent of breaches. Many Companies Fail to Report Foley said annual ... and inadvertent posting of personal data online along with other accidental disclosure account for more than 35 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 20:10:52

Stock Market Dictionary - E

EFifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that an issue has not met the reporting date for the company's SEC regulatory filing requirements ... Before TaxesECThe two-character ISO 3166 country code for ECUADOR.ECASee: Export Credit AgencyEDCSee: Export Development Corp.ECGDSee: Export Credit Guarantee DepartmentECNElectronic Communications [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 16:36:00

The Days Of Selling For An Unreasonable Price Are Gone

The Rocky Mountain News reports from Colorado. “Caroline Hoyt, whose company next Saturday is opening the Casitas at Stapleton, ... contracts. We don’t accept contingencies. They all fell apart over credit issues.” “If you want ... markets for years.” “‘When I got into the business nine years ago, all the stories were [more...]

Date: 2008-09-15 21:01:45

New Accounting Errors Make Overstock.com’s Financial Reports Not Reliable While SEC Regulation G Violations Continue

The saga of Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) led by CEO Patrick Byrne is a clear example of why so many investors have lost faith in the integrity of ... uncovered by the SEC. Instead, the company wanted to report its revenue accounting error as a one-time adjustment cumulative adjustment in its Q4 2007 financial report, apparently to hide the impact [more...]

Date: 2008-10-26 10:52:32

If It's My Credit Report, Why Can't I Fix It Or Always Have It For Free?

For all the concerns people have about internet search, privacy and "all that info Google knows about us," ... -- it's just some company that chooses to report my credit history without my consent or cooperation. Nevertheless ... , to see the actual number listed, I'd need to request a copy of my credit report, and that would [more...]

Date: 2008-11-20 18:34:10

Tories versus loan companies

Tory Housing Spokesman Grant Shapps recently published a report entitled Pay-Day for Loan Sharks which complains that companies lending small sums of ... between companies without losing their credit history and this will force down rates.If Shapps ... 10,000% APR. The big conclusion here is that lack of competition in the Payday credit market [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 12:08:03

Buy Amway Products, Get Drink, Play Pool. And They Take Away Your Credit Cards.

Wired, reports that a credit card company has come under fire and FTC investigation for “behavioral scoring”: ... wouldn’t have any problem if my credit card company did things like this. And even the FTC itself doesn’ ... reducing credit limits for people who use a variety of services. These services included, “Direct [more...]

Date: 2008-06-23 16:12:59

Get Out of FreeCreditReport.com’s “Triple Advantage”

FreeCreditReport.com is the heavily advertised company that offers “free” credit reports ( ... reminder to check your bank and credit card statements at least once a month so charges like this don ... in mind that the place to get truly free credit reports, three times per year (once from each bureau [more...]

Date: 2008-07-25 18:29:44

Bank stocks rally despite projections of fresh losses

Financial stocks have rallied the last four days, but not because their earnings are getting any better ... of the mortgage assets clogging their books. The credit raters downgraded a record $745 billion ... in a report issued today. The six companies -- Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 23:26:46

Credit Card Horror

The availability of credit for anyone no matter their credit history has caused many financial problems for consumers ... card companies report that at least 20% of consumers have maxed out credit cards ... specific sales pitch or ad. If you have a good credit score, (630 or above), you can usually [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 23:12:15

Halstead TV: Behind The Numbers

A: This is my company's new Market Report narrated by Halstead Chief Economist Greg Heym ... to pass this along, as I know they are working on enhancing this quarterly video report as we enter ... that we are at now now. Greg mentioned the challenges NYC faces, and acknowledges the credit crisis that began [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 22:37:33

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