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Four additional banks have agreed to block online payday lenders from accessing customer accounts in New York. The agreement comes as the banks' processing network remains silent on efforts to keep the illegal loans from crossing state borders.

Payday lending is generally illegal in New York and Connecticut because the loans, which can be as high as 500 percent, exceed both states' cap on allowable interest.

However, investigators in New York have received complaints that payday lenders are making these loans online.

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Connecticut officials say they've learned that about 7,000 people in the state may have had their personal information put at risk due to a data breach at JP Morgan Chase.

The bank says the breach might have affected about 465,000 around the country who have a UCard, a prepaid debit card, and use its website.