In their third annual survey on consumer knowledge about credit scores, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore Solutions found that many consumers still have major misconceptions about what influences credit scores and how credit scores are used. In fact, 54% of people answered they have not checked their credit scores within the past year.
May 14 Many California cities will remain fiscally challenged over the next few years due to limits on raising revenues and demands for pensions and other spending, Moody’s Investors Service said on Tuesday.
The agency said it downgraded the ratings on 27 cities’ obligations and upgraded the general obligation ratings of two cities San Francisco and Los Angeles after reviewing all of the 95 California cities it assesses.
The review was inspired by the bankruptcy filings of Stockton and San Bernardino, California, to understand the risk of future bankruptcy filings and the cities’ current budget conditions, Moody’s said.
California stunned the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market last year with three bankruptcy filings.
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Bankrupt Golden Guernsey Dairy LLC has received support for the sale of its assets by its two major creditors; however, this support is largely contingent on whether the creditors can recover the debts they are owed by the company.
The proposed sale of bankrupt Golden Guernsey Dairy LLC, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, has the support of Accord Financial of Greenville, S.C., and Baraboo-based Foremost Farms USA if they are paid from the proceeds of the sale. However, because Golden Guernsey owes nearly $7.9 million to Accord Financial and $1.8 million to Foremost Farms, the current bid for $5.5 million made by Ohio-based LEL Operating Company is not enough to cover all the debts.
The purchase agreement for LEL includes company assets, Golden Guernsey Dairy LLCs property, and their intellectual property rights.
A bankruptcy auction will be held on May 14 if there are at least 2 qualified bidders, while a purchase hearing is set for June 4th.
Filing for bankruptcy and dealing with the aftermath is often complicated.
Of all the words you could use to describe credit cards, these are two that you probably wouldn’t. But that may be changing.
I’m not suggesting that issuing banks have sworn off their tricks entirely, like a reformed sinner at a tent revival. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 rolled back only the most egregious “gotcha” moments. Calls for more consumer protection are bulging from a regulatory comment file, as card users still find plenty of practices they can shake a finger at.
But there are examples of cards embracing simplicity and transparency without regulatory prodding, even when it costs them some quick fees.
A prime example is Barclaycard’s Ring, which reached its first birthday in April. [...]