Maryland moves to limit employer credit checks

Mar 31, 2011 Matt Roesly

A bill under consideration in Maryland would limit how employers use applicants' credit reports and histories when determining job eligibility, The Associated Press reports.The state House of Representatives recently voted to pass the bill,


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Results of Japan quake could cost US more than 5 million cars

Mar 31, 2011 Brian Bradley

Japanese auto makers are facing an industry-wide crunch as the after-effects of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have brought assembly lines throughout the country to a standstill. That pause could have serious ramifications on the American


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Memphis group reaches out to unbanked

Mar 31, 2011 Todd Milner

Thousands of residents in Memphis, Tennessee, are "unbanked" - they don't have a bank or credit union account - and one local group is working to increase their financial literacy.Roughly 96,000 households are unbanked in the


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Debt collectors must follow certain rules when contacting social media users

Mar 31, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Social media is often used by people as a way to connect with old friends and relatives, or perhaps share photos from a special event with a small network of those in a social circle. But in recent years people have been using networking sites


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Colorado short term lending bill nears reform

Mar 31, 2011 Todd Milner

A heavily debated short term lending bill is en route to the Colorado House of Representatives, where lawmakers will discuss whether or not to reform a short-term lending bill that passed through the chambers in 2010.The Colorado Statesman reports


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