October 14, 2009 |
Bank of America Corp. is sending notices to a limited number of customers that it will start charging an annual fee for some of its rewards credit cards starting next year. The $29 fee will be applied every February, according to a letter sent to customers.
September 14, 2005 |
IMAGINE A charge card that permitted you to spend up to $250,000 per transaction, and you never see the bill. Sound exciting? Congress just put such cards into the pockets of government employees. That's not just foolish, it's irresponsible. In last week's $51.8-billion emergency appropriation, Congress quietly raised the "micro-purchase threshold" to $250,000 for purchases relating to relief and recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2004 |
When Walter Cavanagh leaves his airy seaside retreat here for a day of Christmas shopping, he'll be accompanied by just one credit card. As usual, his other 1,496 active cards will be locked tight in a safe-deposit box. At heart, the 61-year-old retired financial planner is a one-card guy. And, unlike the average American household, which carries more than $9,000 in credit card debt at any time, Cavanagh pays off his card (whose lender he would not disclose) in full each and every month.
July 18, 2002 |
Some 200 Army personnel used government charge cards to get $38,000 in cash that they spent on "lap dancing and other forms of entertainment" at strip clubs near military bases, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Wednesday. Citing a congressional investigation, Grassley said the soldiers used their military identification and government travel cards to obtain cash from adult entertainment bars, spending the money there.
October 23, 2001 |
American Express Co. said Monday that third-quarter profit dropped 60%, hammered in part by the effects of the Sept. 11 attacks. Americans canceled vacations and avoided stores and restaurants, eroding American Express' revenue from charge cards and travel services in an already weak economy. The New York-based company, known for its signature green charge cards, warned of a profit shortfall in September, after companies shelved business trips.
June 13, 2001 |
Derek Fisher played in 371 professional basketball games before Sunday night--regular season and playoffs--and fouled out in two. He could remember neither Tuesday afternoon, in part because his third disqualification was so fresh, coming as it did two nights before, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Lakers seem to be getting the hang of guarding Allen Iverson, as much as anyone can. He's leading the Finals in scoring, at 35.3 points a game, but is shooting 40% from the field, including 29.