FTC reaches settlement with debt collector

Mar 19, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Debt collection agencies have come under greater scrutiny for their practices as state and federal agencies attempt to increase consumer safeguards. One debt collector that was found to have operated outside the law reached a settlement with


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Credit card fraud remains a concern for consumers

Mar 19, 2011 Brian Bradley

Despite recent positive consumer trends, cardholders still possess a fairly high level of concern regarding the exposure of their credit cards to fraud, according to a survey from ACI Worldwide released this week.According to the research company's


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Getting the best price for your business

Mar 19, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Getting the best price for your business

The economy has been tough on many companies, and even more so for owners looking to sell their small businesses.Getting a fair price from a buyer requires an accurate business valuation, and even that doesn't guarantee an owner will get


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Busting business valuation myths

Mar 19, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Entrepreneurs coping with daily operations may not have time to take a step back, examine and calculate their company's worth. Sometimes, they simply don't understand how business valuation works.Stanley Feldman, finance professor at


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Bus driver's background raises questions about company screening measures

Mar 18, 2011 Matt Roesly

Bus driver's background raises questions about company screening measures

A fatal bus crash in New York City last weekend cost the lives of 15 passengers, and now New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to know why the driver, who had a two felonies on his record, was allowed to get behind the wheel. Ophadell Williams,


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