Credit buying drops $9.5B

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Credit buying drops $9.5B

Consumer credit in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in August by the most in over a year.

Before Activating Google Wallet: P-r-o-t-e-c-t With These Tips From Identityhawk

NORWALK, Conn.—-IdentityHawk, a leading identity theft protection service, provides P-R-O-T-E-C-T tips for identity protection while using digital wallets.

New PFS president warns Euro regulation will hike adviser costs

The handover of regulatory power to Europe will lead to a significant rise in regulatory costs for retail investment firms, says Personal Finance Society president Jon Everill.

Firm’s workers pay off debt with personal finance course

ST. LOUIS In March, Wisper Technology’s 22 workers owed $480,699 on car and student loans, credit cards, other consumer debt. That’s not counting home mortgages.

Drug firms publicize counterfeit dangers

Pfizer Inc. and a pharmacy standards group are teaming to warn consumers about the risks of counterfeit prescription medicines, which endanger the public and take money from both pharmacies and legitimate drugmakers.

Signs of healing, but expect little momentum in ’12 market

California’s housing market will show some signs of improvement in 2012, but don’t expect much, California Association of Realtors vice president and chief economist Leslie Appleton-Young said at the California Realtors Expo 2011 in San Jose last month.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirms that the process of laying off police officers and civilian employees is under way, but it won’t provide any details about how many officers are being let go.

5 Reasons You Should Buy a Small House

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average size of new homes has been dropping in recent years.

The Future of Malware

Watch out for whaling, smartphone worms, social media scams, not to mention attacks targeting your car and house.

NewsWatch: U.S. jobs data, EU meetings tease weary investors

U.S. stock investors are poised for a busy week, with domestic data due on manufacturing, employment and auto sales, and the global spotlight on monetary policy decisions from Europe, a meeting of euro-zone finance ministers and ongoing efforts to stav…