Channahon mayor denies credit card misuse

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Channahon mayor denies credit card misuse
News from Chicago Sun-Times:

Joe Cook

Updated: October 5, 2011 8:25PM

CHANNAHON — Village President Joe Cook this week defended his use of a village credit card and criticized a published report that said he used it to buy expensive dinners and trips over a four-year period.

Cook said most of the $ 36,000 worth of charges on his card were incurred by village trustees and staff for conferences and other village business. The charges were not for personal expenses, he said.

“My credit card was the default credit card of much of the village staff,” Cook said at Monday night’s board meeting.

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David Cameron: Every household must pay off its credit card and store debts
News from Daily Mail:

James Chapman

Last updated at 10:05 AM on 5th October 2011

David Cameron will today prepare Britain for a long haul back to strong economic growth as he warns millions of struggling households: ‘This was no normal recession.’

The Prime Minister will urge people to pay off their credit card and store card bills, while encouraging banks to rebuild their balance sheets and governments around the world to follow Britain and cut their debts.

Mr Cameron will walk a tightrope as he urges people to adopt a wartime spirit of ‘can-do optimism’ and not be ‘paralysed by gloom’ – while delivering a sombre message about the UK’s immediate prospects.

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Swipe fees now at new lower level
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A new rule that limits the amount payment processing companies can charge businesses for debit card purchases went into effect over the weekend, but some say it could eventually lead consumers to take on more credit card debt.

The hotly-contested swipe fee limit is being simultaneously hailed by retailers and some lawmakers as a way to bring fairness and affordability to the marketplace, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois. Meanwhile, it’s also being decried by the banking industry as the sides war over the high cost of processing debit transa…………… continues on Debtmerica Relief
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Men Use Credit Card Stolen From Longhorn Steakhouse Employee
News from WPBF West Palm Beach:

POSTED: 12:31 pm EDT October 4, 2011

Martin County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying two men who used a stolen credit card to purchase almost $ 700 worth of electronics and other items.The theft occurred Sept. 27 outside the Longhorn Steakhouse in Jensen Beach.Detectives said a purse was stolen from an employee’s vehicle parked at the restaurant. Later that evening, the victim’s credit card was used at a nearby Target.The total amount of merchandise bought with the stolen card was $ 689.Anyone who can identify the two men from surveillance images at the Target are asked to call detectives at 772-220-7060.

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