Shrinking Consumer Credit Threatens Holiday Retail Sales

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Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. retailers may lose almost $9 billion in holiday sales as banks rein in lending to cash-strapped consumers before a new credit-card law takes effect. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, which goes into effect in February, bans the practice of raising interest rates based on a missed payment with another lender. Bloomberg's Monica Bertran reports. (Source: Bloomberg)


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