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Credit reporting agencies reject a step to help hurricane survivors

Six national consumer organizations renewed their call on the consumer reporting agencies Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion to take stronger measures to help survivors who are undergoing major economic disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina.