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Credit card reform legislation time line

How the bill became law; when its provisions take effect

By Tyler Metzger

This interactive guide shows how the Credit CARD Act of 2009 marched unevenly toward passage, and when its key provisions take effect.


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Updated: August 23, 2010



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