Our take on the latest trending events:

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A recent surge in consumer spending could indicate that these individuals are becoming more confident, which could result in them seeking more credit.
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Jobless claims fell to a four-month low during the week that ended on March 22, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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CBA Live 2014, the highly anticipated annual event hosted by the Consumer Bankers Association, is set to begin on March 31 in Washington, D.C., and will run until April 2.
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Banks have been purchasing loans that have been originated through the internet as credit markets undergo significant structural changes.
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If current economic conditions send lenders' portfolio values higher, these banks could see an uptick in loan sale activity.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Steven Antonakes recently spoke about how important accurate information is for completing various activities involved in debt collection, including debt sales.
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Key members of the Senate Banking Committee recently released the text of a proposal that could impact U.S. debt sales by reforming current housing finance regulations.
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