Debit card rules could hurt short-term financing sources

Mar 08, 2011 Brian Bradley

Debit card rules could hurt short-term financing sources

Members of the short-term financing and credit union industry were present for a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, which dissected the impact the Dodd-Frank Act will have on financial instituions.


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Nevada bill seeks to counter child ID theft

Mar 08, 2011 Brian Bradley

Growing concern about identity thieves stealing the identities of children is motivating Nevada lawmakers to crack down on the practice. According to the Nevada Appeal, state assembly speaker John Oceguera told the state's judiciary committee


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Auto delinquency rate to level off in 2011

Mar 08, 2011 Brian Bradley

The rate of auto loan delinquencies is expected to level off in 2011, thanks to increased car buying and auto loans received by consumers. ABC News reports that auto lending increased by 28 percent during the fourth quarter of 2010, compared


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Woman convicted of passing bad checks

Mar 06, 2011 Brian Bradley

Woman convicted of passing bad checks

A woman from Minnesota was recently convicted of purchasing two cars from separate dealerships in the same city after passing off bad checks to the dealers.The Fergus Falls Journal reports that Sherrie Ann Obright, 40, was convicted on two


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Possible elder abuse by employee highlights need for stricter background checks

Mar 05, 2011 Matt Roesly

Possible elder abuse by employee highlights need for stricter background checks

A rehab facility for the elderly in Colorado is under scrutiny after two women showed signs of sexual abuse at the hands of a former worker.KUSA-TV reports that the Elms Haven Care and Rehabilitation Center in Thornton recently fired a male


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