Alternative banking startup receives new round of funding

Mar 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

A Dallas-based startup firm that specializes in alternative banking and mobile financial services recently received a new round of funding from its venture capital investors. Mizodo, which began operations in 2006, received seed and early-stage


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Department of Homeland Security announces ID verification pilot program for employers

Mar 26, 2011 Brian Bradley

Department of Homeland Security announces ID verification pilot program for employers

The federal government recently announced that it was launching a new pilot program to help verify the identity of workers, using more advanced background screening technology.The Department of Homeland Security has begun looking into creating


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Assessing the value of a business appraisal

Mar 26, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Assessing the value of a business appraisal

Having a professional business valuation can be useful not only for companies on the market, but for any business owner looking to make informed decisions about his or her future, writes Karen Klein for Bloomberg Businessweek.Sometimes an opportunity


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Arizona lawmakers set new standards for debt collection

Mar 25, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Arizona lawmakers set new standards for debt collection

There are mixed feelings among consumers with vast amounts of credit card debt after the Arizona state Senate set new standards for debt collection rules, the Yuma Sun reports.On Wednesday, the Arizona Senate voted in favor of extending the


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GM hiring plans indicate automaker may be returning to strength

Mar 25, 2011 Brian Bradley

GM hiring plans indicate automaker may be returning to strength

General Motors' recent financial reporting has indicated that the company is returning to solid ground, but it is another metric that may determine the future of the company - hiring. According to the Detroit News, General Motors is working


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