More states reforming criminal background screening requirements

Dec 11, 2018 Quinn Thomas

Background screening has been a major topic of discussion among government officials, civil rights advocate groups and business leaders in recent years, especially considering the recovering economy and improving employment situation. Decision-makers


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Illinois joins the 'ban the box' movement

Dec 11, 2018 Quinn Thomas

Background checks, particularly criminal and background ones, are a common practice among employers who are seeking to verify applicants' levels of responsibility and trustworthiness. However, these checks have faced opposition for various


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Auto sector considered healthy, loans increase

Dec 10, 2018 Sean Albert

Auto sector considered healthy, loans increase

American consumer debt grew in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, marking the first increase since before the recession hit. Unlike in the past, however, buying homes isn't driving the growth.The report


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Auto loans hit record pay-off periods

Dec 10, 2018 Philip Burgess

Auto loans hit record pay-off periods

New car buyers are taking out loans in excess of five years in order to keep monthly premiums low. According to Experian Automotive, the average term for new vehicle loans jumped to 65 months in the fourth quarter of 2012, an all-time high.


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Low car-loan rates help auto boom

Dec 10, 2018 Philip Burgess

The once beleaguered American auto industry has displayed a robust rebound from the depths it reached during the Great Recession. In fact, Bloomberg stated the first quarter of 2013 could be the most successful period American automakers have


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