CREDIT-CARD DISPUTES

With apologies to the classic film “The Graduate,” here’s our one word for today: plastic. “Having credit card issues? At least 26,600 other frustrated people are right there with you,” writes Maria Lamagna in an interesting piece for marketwatch.com. “The Consumer...

SMALL-BUSINESS OPTIMISM

“[American] small businesses expect stronger revenue this year and many anticipate adding employees,” writes Howard Schneider in a reuters.com piece that cites a New York Fed report. The article continues: “In a national survey that covered nearly 16,000 firms with...