Verizon offers half-price discount for dying

Jun 03, 2011 Mike Garretson

Verizon offers half-price discount for dying

A Minnesota debt collection agency recently attempted to acquire an unpaid Verizon bill from a woman who had died three months earlier, according to Forbes.Verizon knowingly deployed a collection agency on one of their customers, Betty Howard,


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A social media footprint is hard to erase

Jun 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

A social media footprint is hard to erase

A recent survey conducted by recruitment firm Robert Half International found that nearly half of the 416 hiring managers polled check potential candidates' Facebook profiles as part of the background screening process, StartupSmart reports.The


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Is the immigration ruling a death sentence for agricultural employers?

Jun 02, 2011 Matt Roesly

In a 5-3 ruling last week, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's 2007 law that requires all state employers to use the federal background screening software E-Verify to determine employment eligibility in the U.S.The National Review points


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A business valuations guide for tech companies

Jun 02, 2011 Karen Umpierre

One of the most exciting fields today is ecommerce, as more people than ever are using the internet to purchase items. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know how much these high-tech companies are worth. People have made entire careers


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Financing is still an issue for home buyers

Jun 02, 2011 Brian Bradley

One of the biggest issues for both financial institutions and consumers in recent years has been home financing. When the real estate market took a nose-dive in 2008, many lenders and customers found themselves in trouble, paying off properties


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