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  • Jul 14, 2010

    Rip Torn Applies for 1st-Time Offender Program

    Actor Rip Torn has been charged with drunken driving on three occasions in New York and Connecticut and also with breaking into a bank that he thought was his home. On Tuesday, his lawyer applied for the 79-year-old star of Men in Black, NBC’s “30 Rock” and Airplane II to be admitted to accelerated rehabilitation. The probation program is for…

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2019

    Capital One Data Breach: What You Need to Know

    One of the country’s biggest credit card issuers, Capital One Financial, is the latest big business to be hit by a data breach, disclosing that roughly 100 million people had some personal information stolen by a hacker. The alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, obtained Social Security and bank account numbers in some instances, as well other information such as names,...

  • head Jul 5, 2019

    Here's How Criminals Use Stolen Passport Information

    The theft of as many as 5 million passport numbers from the Marriott hotel chain last year continues to worry consumers worried that criminals were using their information for fraud or even travel. Unlike credit card data or personal Social Security numbers, there are few mechanisms in place to alert consumers that their passport numbers have been stolen and possibly...

  • President Mar 25, 2019

    Money Woes Force More Couples to Put Marriage on the Back Burner

    These days, being young and in love just isn’t enough....
    Sky-high rents, record-breaking student loan debt and stagnant wages have caused many millennials to delay marriage, children and home buying, studies show....
    “We not seeing 20-somethings getting married, we are seeing 30-somethings and it’s still just as hard to stay married,” said Peter Walzer, the president of the American Academy of Matrimonial...

  • Attorney Jul 21, 2015

    Father of Kate Steinle, Woman Fatally Shot at Pier 14, Urges Immigration Reform in Washington D.C.

    The father of a Pleasanton woman who was fatally shot while walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14 wants Congress to reform laws that allowed her alleged killer to remain in the United States despite being deported several times.

  • Feb 11, 2009

    Get Tempted by a Serpent's Worth of Snakeskin Accessories

    For Spring 2009, Miuccia Prada decided to forgo bling.  “It’s primitive,” she explained about her collection of artfully dishevelled looks and snakeskin prints, “going back to what counts.” Snakeskin always counts in our book, be it this fabulous Well Grounded tote or matching shoes from Dulce, an up-and-coming designer located in San Diego.  However, rest assured that no actual serpents…......

  • Canada Nov 30, 2018

    So You Stayed at a Starwood Hotel: Tips on Data Breach

    If you stayed at one of Marriott’s Starwood hotels in recent years, hackers might have information on your address, credit card and even your passport. The company said Friday the information of as many as 500 million guests at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott discovered that unauthorized access to data within its Starwood network has been taking place...

  • United States Nov 30, 2018

    So You Stayed at a Starwood Hotel: Tips on Data Breach

    If you stayed at one of Marriott’s Starwood hotels in recent years, hackers might have information on your address, credit card and even your passport. The company said Friday the information of as many as 500 million guests at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott discovered that unauthorized access to data within its Starwood network has been taking place...

  • Daniel Macht Sep 26, 2018

    Here's How the Fed Rate Hike Will Impact You

    With the Federal Reserve’s latest quarter-point interest rate increase (and still more likely to come), the pressure is mounting for consumers. The Fed’s eighth hike in two years pushes the federal funds rate target to a new range of 2 to 2.25 percent. That rate is closely tied to consumer debt, particularly credit cards, home equity lines of credit and...

  • United States Sep 21, 2018

    New Law Making Credit Freezes Free Nationwide Takes Effect Friday

    Credit freezes and unfreezes with the three major credit reporting agencies will now be free for consumers as a federal law passed in response to the Equifax data breach goes into effect Friday. Beginning Sept. 21, consumers can freeze their credit file with TransUnion, Experian and Equifax, without paying any fees. Credit freezes helps prevent identity thieves from opening lines...

  • Daniel Macht Aug 27, 2018

    Your Credit Score May Have Just Gone Up. Here's Why

    Your credit report might be getting a makeover. And the three-digit credit score we all carry around, which can determine how likely we are to get a favorable loan to buy a house or a car, could be moving up as a result. The reason behind the potential boost is a change in the way the three major credit rating...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2018

    The Fed Didn't Raise Rates This Time, But Will Again. Here's How to Prepare for the Next Hike

    The Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates Wednesday, but it did set the stage for a September hike. That gives consumers time to firm up their finances. Fed officials, including Chairman Jerome Powell, have already raised interest rates twice this year and pointed to two more increases before the end of 2018. Yet just last month, President Donald Trump...

  • Equifax Jan 31, 2018

    Deadline to Sign Up for Free Equifax Credit Monitoring Is Jan. 31

    After disclosing a massive data breach last year, Equifax said it would offer consumers one year of free credit-monitoring. However, consumers only have until Wednesday, Jan. 31 to sign up. The credit reporting company also said it would waive the fee for credit freezes through January 31. But as the deadline approached this week, the company extended it to June...

  • President May 26, 2018

    USC President Agrees to Step Down After Sex Abuse Claims Involving Campus Doctor

    The USC president has agreed to step down in the wake of sexual assault allegations against a campus doctor, according to the school.

  • Jan 10, 2018

    Activists Asked to Pay for Renaming Hollywood Streets

    The applicants who fought to rename streets originally named after Confederate icons are being asked to pick up the tab. NBC 6’s Amanda Plasencia reports.

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