Collections agency targets overdue library materials

May 11, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Australian library service Darebin Libraries has hired Indiana-based debt collection agency Unique Management Services to collect fines from its customers' for overdue books, The Northcote Leader reports.Katrina Knox, Darebin acting community


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Drug-related policies implemented in Colorado and Ohio

May 11, 2011 Matt Roesly

A new policy in Larimer County, Colorado, will make drug testing mandatory for any prospective employee offered a regular or part-time job with the county, according to The Reporter Herald.The testing is expected to cost around $14,000 per


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Proposed short term lending legislation may bring Missouri more in line with Florida

May 10, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Proposed short term lending legislation may bring Missouri more in line with Florida

After a House-passed short term lending bill failed to advance through the Missouri Senate, two state senators announced their intention to write a bill in order to balance consumer protection with the industry's need to remain profitable,


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Survey: Banks more willing to lend, but consumer demand is uneven

May 07, 2011 Todd Milner

Survey: Banks more willing to lend, but consumer demand is uneven

The Federal Reserve recently released its quarterly Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, in which it said that the percentage of banks that reported they are more willing to make consumer installment loans has risen to its highest level since


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Pre-employment medical screening benefits and tips

May 07, 2011 Matt Roesly

Pre-employment medical screening benefits and tips

In addition to drug and alcohol testing and criminal record checks, a pre-employment screening of an applicant's health is necessary within some fields in order to help employers ascertain whether the applicant is medically fit and capable


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