Corrections officer denies employer access to Facebook page

Feb 23, 2011 Matt Roesly

A Maryland corrections officer denied his employer the right to view his Facebook page as part of the department's background screening process, USA Today reports. According to the paper, Robert Collins was asked by the Maryland Department


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Background checks frightening Montana''s homeless

Feb 23, 2011 Matt Roesly

The homelessness problem in Montana is becoming such an issue that local residents filled a Missoula community center to discuss a solution. According to KECI-TV, residents echoed similar sentiments about the need for a fix, but local lawmakers


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Job seeker loses opportunity following incorrect background check

Feb 23, 2011 Matt Roesly

Background checks are becoming more present in the job market, but that does not mean they are an exact science. According KGO-TV, Patrick Padilla found that out the hard way when a background check during his interview process at a Vallejo,


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Loans may increase as short-term rates fall

Feb 23, 2011 Todd Milner

Short-term loan rates are taking a nosedive in the United States, freeing up financing to businesses and consumers, but another loan rate abroad may make it even easier for Americans to secure loans.Many U.S. banks use the London interbank


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Canada''s public safety minister wants more extensive background checks

Feb 22, 2011 Matt Roesly

The public safety minister in Canada is calling for a new method for background screenings, touting the use of fingerprint scanners.The Toronto Sun reports that Minister Vic Toews announced that switching to the technology would allow his agency


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