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A central bank proposal would limit nonworking spouses' credit access.
The use of credit doesn't deserve the bad rap it's gotten in recent years.
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One benefit of the financial crisis is that people have become more knowledgeable about credit reports and credit scores. But some false beliefs persist.
A 1990 law was intended to protect consumers' privacy, court rules.
Issuers are pushing co-branded cards, but consumers can often benefit, too.
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