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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Credit card interest rates drop

Mar 05, 2011 Todd Milner

Credit card interest rates drop

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

North Carolina establishes background checks for panhandlers

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

Utah legislature kills short term lending bill

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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