North Carolina county trying to recoup property taxes

Mar 22, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Property taxes are often the lifeblood of local community funding, making it imperative that local governments stay on top their collection. Onslow County, North Carolina, is finding out the hard way what poor debt collection practices can


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Report reveals depths of alternative banking industry

Mar 22, 2011 Brian Bradley

With millions of Americans suffering through a loss of buying power and personal wealth, it should be no surprise that the alternative credit market has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. According to a recent report from Research and


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Consumers beginning to lean to fuel efficiency

Mar 22, 2011 Brian Bradley

With gas prices on an upward climb, consumers may begin to lean toward fuel efficiency as their leading motivator in buying, according to a new report from AutoTrader.com. Though trucks and sport utility vehicles remained the inventory with


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Massachusetts AG seeks to change debt collection law

Mar 22, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley recently proposed updates to state debt collection regulations that change how collectors can contact consumers via cell phone and text messages. The proposal also includes amendments to how "passive"


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Background screenings get a helping hand in Maine

Mar 19, 2011 Matt Roesly

One of the most important aspects of any job application process is a thorough background screening. While a candidate can seem like the perfect fit on the surface, it may turn out that the person has a checkered past, filled with convictions


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