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Vehicle Airbag Recall Forces Takata Into Bankruptcy

Takata, a company based out of Japan, will soon be replacing passenger airbag inflators in more than 782,000 Ford vehicles in the United States. The chemical used to inflate the airbags deteriorates over time, causing the airbag eruption to contain too much force;...

Will California's PG&E file Bankruptcy?

If the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are held liable for the deadly November 2018 wildfire in Northern California, it could add billions to the company's debt. The company’s insurance only covers $1.5 billion, coming far short of the estimated $15 billion in...

New Credit Score Overhaul may Boost Your Credit

Everyone wants a high credit score. Your credit, after all, is the financial key needed to access credit. Over the course of this year, you may have noticed that your own credit score has improved thanks to initiatives by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

New Law Helps Utilities Prevent California Bankruptcy

A new law is helping utilities prevent a possible California Bankruptcy, but it appears as though the direct cost may be the burden of California utility consumers. The new law, signed in the last week of September 2018, is already drawing stringent criticism from...

New California Debt Collection Legislation Passed

Debt collectors licensed in the state of California have new requirements that will go into effect starting January 1st, 2019. California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 1526 into law on September 5th, 2018, which will amend the Rosenthal Fair Debt...

Lowe's Shuts down Bankrupt California Hardware Chain

The hardware supplier, Orchard Supply Hardware, started 87 years ago in 1931, will be serving its last customers in California, Florida, and other states in 2018. Orchard Supply began as Orchard Supply Farmer Co-op, a modest co-op formed by 30 farmers based in the San...