The latest "100-year" economic crisis to affect the global economy, which lately seems to occur every seven to eight years,
is the Euro-Zone debt crisis. The culprit: Too much borrowing and spending during the last decade.
Since the Troubled Asset Relief Program was authorized, the U.S. Treasury Department has initiated a number of efforts
under the program, disbursing $385 billion for loans and equity investments, according to testimony by the Government Accountability
Most of the practices deemed unfair or deceptive by the Federal Reserve have disappeared from new credit card offers since
federal passage of the Credit CARD Act last year, according to a new report by the Pew Health Group's Safe Credit Cards Project.
Yet new trends have emerged that could cost cardholders significantly.