Robert McKinley
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Scripps Howard Interviews of Robert McKinley

Robert McKinley contributed to and was interviewed for dozens of stories for the Scripps Howard newswire. Here are briefs of the most significant and directly referenced interviews of Robert McKinley by Scripps Howard reporters. Third party links to story abstracts and the full text are embedded in the briefs. (Abstracts are generally free but there may be a nominal fee for the full story text by the archive provider.) NOTE: There may be some duplication of stories due to citations for both RAM Research and CardWeb within the same article.

 

1. More (And Cheaper) Cards Available

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2. STUDENTS ARE CARD ISSUERS' NEW PRIME TARGET

Author: SCRIPPS HOWARD   
Date: February 15, 1999
Publication: Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH)
Page: 1D

You would think every American who wants or needs a credit card has one, so the card issuers could stop hounding us with offers.

But if you have a high school senior or college student in your home, you know the card companies are after their business, generally with unsecured credit cards rather than the ones that require money on deposit first.

Watch out! Some of the offers leave you with little credit once you finish paying the fees.

"They're a...

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3. ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT ON CREDIT-CARD OFFERS

Author: SCRIPPS HOWARD   
Date: July 6, 1998
Publication: Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH)
Page: 1C

Jerry Buss had thrown out the credit-card offer he got in the mail from Cross Country Bank, but he got a follow-up phone call anyway.

The telemarketer told him he had been pre-approved for a card that carried benefits such as discounts on car repairs, then he asked Buss for his Social Security number. "We never quite got around to that, because I started asking questions," Buss recalled.

What he discovered was a deal that wasn't nearly as good...

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