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Consumers looking to apply for more credit may find lenders now have a lot more information at their disposal to help with that decision. That’s thanks to a new kind of credit report now available that’s packed with information about you and how you handle everything from electric payments to rent.
The top 10 consumer complaints filed during 2011 were released Thursday by The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and many repeated complaints topped the list this year.
It probably didn’t show in the massive crowds that swamped South Florida stores on Thanksgiving, but according to the University of Florida, consumer confidence in the Sunshine State remained poor through November.
Jontavia Bellamy and her family packed up the car to head to Miami Beach and barbeque Monday, but her Labor Day cookout plans left a sour taste in her mouth. Bellamy would rather have been working. She’s been unemployed for nearly two years.