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Personal finance highlights from around the Web:

  • Americans are nearly split on the topic of health care reform and whether or not it will make things better in the long run. Surprisingly, nearly 15% don’t care one way or another. [Vertex News via]
  • Credit card companies are racing to prepare for the new rules of the Credit Card Act 2009 to go into effect next February, and some credit experts think you’re being screwed in the meantime. [The Business Insider]
  • Senate banking committee chairman Chris Dodd introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a new bank industry regulator and establish a consumer financial protection agency. [The New York Times]
  • Health insurance premiums could be lowered for older citizens and raised for younger people based on a provision in the house health care bill. [The Wall Street Journal]