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MARKET TRENDS: Construction, Manufacturing Up, Consumers Still Cautious
Posted on June 1, 2015

Following a series of disappointing economic data, the U.S. economy showed some strength in May as the Manufacturing Index rose higher than expected. U.S. construction spending surged in April to the highest level in nearly 6.5 years, triggered by larger investments in the private sector. Still, the jump in manufacturing and construction spending seems insufficient [...]

MARKET TRENDS: Summary for the Week Beginning June 1, 2015
Posted on May 31, 2015

This week, beginning on Monday, we'll see reports on household consumption expenditures and US manufacturing activities; both of which have remained weak due to a slowing US economy. Low factory orders on moderated manufacturing activities, as opposed to a growing service sector, will follow in the middle of the week. US employment data, including nonfarm [...]

Three Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Shopping Your Small Business Loan Request
Posted on May 18, 2015

At Credit Card Builders, we're in the business of helping our clients obtain the most money, with the least interest and, ideally, with no impact on their personal credit. As recent news indicates, we've been very successful in this endeavor. Most of our clients wind up getting $50,000 to $250,000 in zero-percent interest credit cards, [...]

Twenty Checking Accounts Yield 2% or More
Posted on May 11, 2015

Twenty Checking Accounts Yield 2% or More High-Yield Checking Accounts Best for Those Who Bank Online, Use Debit Cards Frequently NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Twenty checking accounts offered by U.S. banks and credit unions yield 2% or more, according to Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE). With the average money fund yielding just 0.01%, these high-yield checking accounts [...]

Seven Top Credit Cards You Should Know About
Posted on April 7, 2015

At Credit Card Builders, we work hard to find great borrowing opportunities for our clients, with great success. In the process, we often run into excellent opportunities for folks who are not yet our clients. In this article, we share some very interesting credit card offers. Depending on your lifestyle, one or more of these [...]

Five Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attack
Posted on March 17, 2015

Question: When do most business owners get serious about Internet security? Answer: After it's too late. The fact is, most individuals and companies don't worry about taking security measures until they've been badly burned. If your odds of getting hacked were very slim, and the consequences not very severe, this might be a reasonable strategy. [...]

Still Using Voicemail? That's So 2014!
Posted on March 10, 2015

Will there be voicemail in our future – or should it be put out to past-ture? When was the last time you communicated with an old friend via snail mail? You probably can't even remember, right? In this world of rapidly changing technology, where new innovations, such as instant messaging and email, have enabled us [...]

22-year Old Sued for Exploiting Inefficiencies in Air Ticket Pricing
Posted on March 3, 2015

Who would have thought that launching a website to help people buy plane tickets could land you in trouble? This is exactly what has happened in the case of twenty-two year old Aktarer Zaman, who founded the website Skiplagged.com last year. Skiplagged.com assists travellers in booking cheap plane tickets via a strategy called "hidden city"[...]

Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP): Its Concept and Effects
Posted on February 24, 2015

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for banks and the Detroit bailouts yielded $15.35 billion in profits. For those who don't remember much about TARP and how it all started, here is a quick recap! Owing to the 2007-2008 subprime crisis, global credit markets came to a near [...]

Fleet Farming: CCB's Commitment to 1% for the Planet
Posted on February 2, 2015

In the race to grow our businesses and make profits, how often do we spare a thought about the environment? Food, water and energy are indispensable for our survival, but in the process of obtaining the same, we frequently create havoc in the very eco-system that sustains us. To address the issue of our deteriorating [...]