Credit Checks

The Brian Lehrer Show

Cause and Effect

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hear how gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale could change the energy calculus for the nation. Plus: the latest on tax and spending negotiations in Washington; City Councilman Brad Lander a bill banning employers from doing credit checks on job applicants; a new constitution for Egypt and what it means for the region; how telecommunication companies are regulated and why it matters after a natural disaster; and the founder of the Bread and Puppet show on a 50th anniversary performance.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Money U: Credit

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Deyanira Del Río, associate director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, explores the basics of financial literacy and economic justice on Thursdays in January. This week: credit and credit reports.

Your assignment:  Get your free credit report from and call in or post your questions.

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The Takeaway

Kaplan Accused of Discriminatory Hiring Practices with Credit Checks

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lenders typically ask to access someone's credit scores in order to see what kind of loans they have paid back in the past. Agreeing to a credit check has become an expected part of preparing to lease a car, buy a house or rent an apartment. But did you know a potential employer may also check your credit score before you get hired?

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