Corporate debt loads a rising risk as virus hits economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gyrating stock market is seizing headlines as the coronavirus threatens corporate profits and economic growth. Yet it’s in the normally temperate bond market, where companies go to borrow money, where the gravest dangers may lurk. Investors fear that businesses that have borrowed heavily, especially energy, airline and cruise line companies, will […]

Avoid ‘catfish’ scams this Valentine’s Day

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — Online dating and social media make it even easier to be scammed — especially on Valentine’s Day. “Last year, the FTC actually reported consumers lost over $2 million to romance scams alone,” said Luke Frey, Better Business Bureau (BBB) Communications. And that number is 40% up from 2018. The BBB offered […]

BBB warns of tax ID theft scam

It is officially tax season, and that can also mean scam season. The Better Business Bureau is getting the word out with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.

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