Credit card interest rates drop

Mar 05, 2011 Todd Milner

For the first time in 2011, credit card interest rates are on the decline, according to the latest report from CreditCards.com. The average is made up of the 100 most popular credit cards in the country and does not include introductory rates,


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D.C. Mayor calls for better background checks

Mar 05, 2011 Matt Roesly

Worried that the pre-employment screening process for excepted service applicants was not stringent enough, Washington, D.C.'s mayor recently ordered a top-down review of all appointees in his administration.When appointing his cabinet


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North Carolina establishes background checks for panhandlers

Mar 05, 2011 Matt Roesly

Panhandling in one North Carolina city has become such a growing presence that city lawmakers have instituted new guidelines for the practice. In Winston-Salem, panhandlers will now be required to undergo background screening in order to receive


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Utah legislature kills short term lending bill

Mar 05, 2011 Todd Milner

A bill that would have capped the amount of short term loans consumers can acquire was defeated in the Utah legislature by a 9-4 vote after the bill's opponents said it was not their job to "protect consumers from themselves," the


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County officials will meet to resolve debt collection

Mar 05, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Lawmakers from Morgan County, Ohio, will travel to Columbus to discuss how an outstanding debt can be resolved. According to the Morgan County Herald, the county owes more than $473,000 related to money borrowed for construction and maintenance


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