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Since the enactment of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in 1970, consumer credit has expanded exponentially and today accounts for two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product. The Federal Trade Commission will host a media briefing breakfast on Tuesday, September 9, to explore perspectives on the credit reporting system and explain the FTC's recommendations for amending the FCRA.

WHO: Howard Beales, Director
Joel Winston, Associate Director
Peggy Twohig, Assistant Director
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
WHEN: Tuesday, September 9, 2003
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EDT
WHERE: FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

Office of Public Affairs

Persons unable to attend the event may call in. The call-in information is as follows:

Dial-in Number: 800-923-4217
Confirmation Number: 18774031
Chairperson: Bruce Jennings
Call-in lines will open at 8:45 a.m. EDT.