debt http://apr.org en Ala. Ranks Third In Credit Card Delinquency Rates http://apr.org/post/ala-ranks-third-credit-card-delinquency-rates <P>A leading national credit rating agency ranks Alabama third in the nation in terms of credit card delinquency.</P> <P>TransUnion ranks Alabama's credit card delinquency rates lower than only Mississippi and West Virginia.</P> <P>The state's third-quarter rate of 1.04 percent is higher than the national average of .75 percent.</P> <P>Three dozen states saw an increase in delinquency rates, while rates dropped in nine states and the District of Columbia.</P> <P>Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.</P> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:14:03 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20995 at http://apr.org Ala. Ranks Third In Credit Card Delinquency Rates Broke Ala. County Delays Decision On Indigent Care http://apr.org/post/broke-ala-county-delays-decision-indigent-care Commissioners in bankrupt Jefferson County have delayed a decision on whether to close its charity hospital serving the poor. Commission President David Carrington recessed a meeting indefinitely Tuesday after chaos erupted in the packed commission chamber. Demonstrators yelling and singing civil rights protest songs prevented members from discussing the future of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. The hospital is costing the county millions of dollars annually, and supporters of the shutdown say the county can't afford it. Some commissioners oppose the move, and protesters disrupted the Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:33:33 +0000 Associated Press 16257 at http://apr.org Broke Ala. County Delays Decision On Indigent Care