Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is introducing legislation that would ban what she calls the widespread use of personal credit history by employers looking to hire workers.
Warren said the practice unfairly targets women, minorities, seniors, students and others with fewer resources to bounce back financially after a personal setback like an illness or divorce.
Those low credit ratings can follow an individual for years.
Warren told reporters there's little evidence of any correlation between a poor credit rating and job performance.
Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown says he's not done with politics. And he's not ruling out a run for office in New Hampshire.
Speaking in southern New Hampshire on Thursday, the Republican said the Granite State is "almost a second home" to him.
Asked whether he might challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in 2014, Brown said: "I'm not going to rule out anything right now."