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Image of the Day: Sure Enough, Credit Card Balances Are Exploding

As misguided politicians and regulators continue to target short-term lenders, which provide American consumers with vital financial lifelines when the only alternatives are skipping payments, bouncing checks, running up credit card debts or even going to dangerous loansharks, we've consistently noted how short-term lenders' role becomes increasingly important as the U.S. economy deteriorates and credit card reliance skyrockets.  Sure enough, the New York Fed numbers provide an alarming illustration:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="546"] Credit Card Debt Skyrocketing[/caption]

All the more reason to protect consumers' access to legal, reliant, efficient short-term lending rather than irrationally target it.…[more]

December 05, 2022 • 02:38 PM

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Wednesday, October 20 2010

A Long Island (NY) woman is suing a New York concert hall after being denied access to the restroom.
 
Lindsay Ekizian was 35 weeks pregnant when she begged the Hammerstein Ballroom building supervisor to allow her to use the ladies room after a comedy show at the Midtown venue.  According to her lawsuit, management didn't care that she was 35 weeks pregnant, with a baby pressing on her bladder.
 
"There's a bathroom at the end of the block," the supervisor allegedly told her.
 
According to news reports and the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, Ekizian didn't make it to the restroom and she blames Hammerstein management for the humiliation of wetting her pants.
 
The Hammerstein Ballroom refused comment.
 
—Source:  New York Post

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