Florida judge bans use of Facebook in debt collection cases

Mar 14, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Florida judge bans use of Facebook in debt collection cases

A debt collection agency in Florida that used social media to track down its cases will no longer be able to use the tactic following a decision handed-down by a Pinellas County Judge, the St. Petersburg Times reports.Circuit Judge W. Douglas


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New Jersey school, town weighing background screening options

Mar 14, 2011 Matt Roesly

Delving into a job candidate's background is an important step for any school, especially when it comes to teachers. Two institutions in New Jersey are now considering whether to extend mandatory background screening to volunteers and coaches.According


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Library launches ID verification system

Mar 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

The Braswell Library in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, desired a way to improve and streamline its customer service. To help meet customer demand for new technology, the library recently unveiled a new identity verification platform that will


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Car buying drives uptick in borrowing

Mar 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumers are once again beginning to borrow at high levels, and much of that can be attributed to increased auto purchasing, according to the Federal Reserve. With borrowing exceeding $5 billion for January, despite decreases in credit card


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Rent-to-own doesn't fix credit, but has alternatives

Mar 13, 2011 Brian Bradley

Rent-to-own doesn't fix credit, but has alternatives

For the millions of consumers with poor credit scores, owning a home may feel like an impossibility. However, to take steps toward home ownership, consumers have increasingly turned to rent-to-own agreements. These contracts allow people to


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