Non-violent crimes can still prevent employment

May 17, 2011 Matt Roesly

Non-violent crimes can still prevent employment

The New York Times reports that the pool of Americans with criminal histories seeking jobs is greater than ever. Stiffer sentencing and more arrests for non-violent crimes such as drug offenses have been a primary factor, and with more than


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Short term loan revival bill killed by New Hampshire House

May 17, 2011 Todd Milner

Short term loan revival bill killed by New Hampshire House

A bill to revive short term loans was recently re-referred to the New Hampshire House Commerce Committee, according to the New Hampshire Business Review.Since 2009, short term loans and title loans have effectively been banned in the state as a result


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Rapid growth sparks collections agency to add staff

May 16, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Rapid growth sparks collections agency to add staff

A former software-company-turned collections agency plans to take on 120 new employees by 2012 due to revenue growth that has far exceeded expectations.CKS Financial, a collections firm based in Chesapeake, Virginia, expects to hire 41 workers


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Minnesota debt collector loses license, must pay fine

May 15, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Minnesota debt collector loses license, must pay fine

A Lonsdale, Minnesota-based debt collector recently had his license revoked by the Minnesota Department of Commerce after being found to have violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as well as state law, according to the Northfield


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Limits on short term lending and auto title loans may be removed in Wisconsin

May 15, 2011 Todd Milner

Limits on short term lending and auto title loans may be removed in Wisconsin

Auto title loans may again become legal in Wisconsin under a proposal to roll back existing restrictions after the Joint Finance Committee voted 11-5 to add the proposal to the state budget, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Other


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