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Rwanda: The Police Won't Tap Your Phone, but Others Might

Focus]When recently the chamber of deputies approved a law that would allow security forces to use phone tapping to fight crime and for other security purposes, some people expressed worries about whether this might not lead to invasion of privacy.

US bank earnings rose 21 pct in Q2, lending up

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday that the banking industry earned $34.5 billion in the second quarter, up from $28.5 billion in the second quarter of 2011.

Mississippians watching out for gas gouging

Only 2 people have been arrested in Mississippi for gas gouging, but complaints about sky high gas prices have been pouring in the Action 5 newsroom for days.

Plenty of shortcomings in Canadians? financial habits

Canadian consumers are lacking knowledge and skills in many aspects of their personal finances, a recent survey by Desjardins Group suggests. The survey of 3,000 Canadians, as part of the Desjardins Personal Finance Index, reveals numerous shortcomings in their financial habits.

Mba: Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week As Refis Dropped

Applications for home mortgages fell last week as demand for refinancing dropped for the fourth week in a row, though interest in purchases rose, an industry group said on Wednesday.

Don’t Fall Victim To Latest Computer Scams

The feds say more than one million people filed complaints about identity theft in 2011 — many of them, falling victim online. Here's a look at some of the latest high-tech scams and how to keep them at bay.

Business news in brief

The value of residential construction in metropolitan Philadelphia in the first seven months of the year was 34 percent higher than in the same period in 2011, McGraw Hill reported.

Here's When You Know It's Time To File For Bankruptcy

Here’s a recent email from a reader that offers the opportunity to talk about when enough is enough. Dear Stacy, I know you deal with a LOT of debt collection questions, but I couldn’t find the answer to mine in a search of your website’maybe I don’t have the right terminology.

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft.

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft.