Background check fails to reveal legal troubles for recently hired Florida headmaster

Mar 04, 2011 Matt Roesly

A flawed background check may have failed to alert members of a school committee of a recently hired headmaster's pending felony charge for writing a fake check.The Palm Beach Post reports that the staff at the Summit Christian School in West


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IRS reducing use of tax liens

Mar 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

Tax liens can present damaging problems to a consumer credit reports. However, the Internal Revenue Service appears ready to ease the rate at which it issues liens, while raising the floor at which they are distributed. USA Today reports that


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Texas AARP to fight against short term lending, auto title loans

Mar 03, 2011 Todd Milner

The Texas branch of the American Association of Retired Persons has taken up the challenge of contesting short term loans and auto title loans. According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the state's AARP will campaign against such practices, which


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Missouri debt collection organization defends industry

Mar 03, 2011 Kyle Duncan

A Missouri-based debt collection organization recently responded to the state's attorney general after he unveiled a list of "top scams" for the year.In a statement, the Missouri Collectors Association said that it wanted to make sure that


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Background screenings benefit from new technology

Mar 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

Thanks to new technology, employers are finding new ways to do background screenings on potential hires.When deciding on the best person to fill an open position, more and more employers are using tools available online. According to human


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