Oregon cracks down on unscrupulous debt collection tactics

Apr 19, 2011 Kyle Duncan

According to the Portland Business Journal, Minnesota debt collector Allied Interstate, Incorporated has agreed to pay a $90,000 fine and put a stop to its abusive collection practices in Oregon - a powerful reminder of the importance of adhering


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Business valuation tool analyzes businesses' impact on the ecosystem

Apr 19, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Business valuation tool analyzes businesses' impact on the ecosystem

A new system that evaluates the direct impact businesses have on the ecosystem, and vice versa, was unveiled at a launch event in Geneva, Switzerland last week.The Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) provides a framework that enables companies


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ID Verification a topic of debate in Minnesota

Apr 19, 2011 Brian Bradley

ID Verification a topic of debate in Minnesota

Among the most contentious political issues in recent years has been the use of an ID verification system for voters. Some lawmakers have been creating legislation to combat what they see as a growing problem of illegal voting by those who


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Medical worker background check bill advances in Indiana

Apr 19, 2011 Matt Roesly

Medical worker background check bill advances in Indiana

A panel of lawmakers in Indiana recently approved a bill that would require physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and other medical workers to submit to a criminal background check when they apply for a new state license.State


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Locked-out NFL players seeking short-term loans

Apr 15, 2011 Todd Milner

An NFL lockout announced in March closed down league activities, halted dealings such as trade negotiations and resulted in athletes who aren't receiving regular paychecks. Players from at least 16 NFL teams, strapped for cash after a nearly


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