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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Game On: Netflix docuseries ‘High Score’ is a disjointed mess

“High Score” is a Netflix docuseries featuring interviews with early video game developers, pros and other figures. The concept excited me – I love documentaries, I love video games, and I love history – but much to my surprise, the series left me oddly flustered due to its poor focus, confusing pacing and clunky transitions.

FICO changes mean 40 million Americans could soon see lower credit scores

About 40 million consumers who have fallen behind on their bills or have rising debt levels could see their credit scores fall significantly under changes being made by a widely used credit rating agency. Fair Isaac, which produces the FICO credit score, said the severity of the downward shift would depend on how recently the consumer had fallen behind and by how much.

Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time

Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support it. But the postponement also gives Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House more time to cut the deals they need to rescue the imperiled measure.

Consumer Confidential: Credit scores not created equal

Joseph is 43, owns a house outside Los Angeles and works in the entertainment industry. He’d rather I just use his first name because he’s going to discuss his FICO credit score – it’s very high – and is concerned about identity theft. At issue is a rejection letter Joseph received recently from Bank of America after he applied for a credit card that came with a bunch of Alaska Airlines miles. The bank’s decision, it said, was based on a variety of factors, including “your total relationship with us, current economic trends and a copy of your credit report or reports.”

WSU 74, CSULA 57

The box score from Washington State's win over Cal-State Los Angeles.