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Ice cream truck drivers, liquor store owners may be subject to fingerprinting

clock September 28, 2011 09:30 by author Matt Roesly
Under a proposal by Brookline, Massachusetts, police chief Daniel O'Leary, town representatives will soon vote on a background screening procedure modification that will extend fingerprint checks to ice cream truck drivers, NECN reports.WHDH-TV points out that in order to run a business in Brookline, every owner is required to undergo a backgro... [More]

Same-name cities deal with identity theft

clock September 28, 2011 08:15 by author Karen Umpierre
According to estimates from the Federal Trade Commission, as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year, the Northwest Herald reports.In order to do its part to combat this statistic, the McHenry County Farm Bureau Women's Committee is sponsoring an identity theft program in Woodstock, Illinois, this October. Sean Wells... [More]

IPOs and business valuation: How it works

clock September 28, 2011 07:00 by author Karen Umpierre
One of the biggest measures of business valuation is a company's initial public offering, when it makes its stock in the firm available for the public to purchase shares and raise more capital. [More]

Identify verification goes digital

clock September 27, 2011 13:15 by author Karen Umpierre
A recent report by a screening firm reveals that companies are spending more on identity verification and background screenings with online tools.The report, entitled the 2011 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report{,} was conducted by HireRight and found that 51 percent of employers were using an E-verify system to find out more information about... [More]

Tax refund scheme lands courier in prison

clock September 27, 2011 12:00 by author Karen Umpierre
A loophole in Puerto Rico's tax return regulations allowed a band of thieves to run a lucrative tax refund scheme between Hartford, Connecticut, and New York, according to the Hartford Courant.The news source reports that due to Puerto Rico's status as a U.S. commonwealth, residents are exempt from filing federal tax returns. The thieves co... [More]