Prospective county official turned down following background check

Feb 25, 2011 Matt Roesly

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, was set to announce the hiring of a new director of transportation until a red flag popped up following a clean background check. According to the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Joseph Chairge Jr. was about to be announced


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Used car loans exceeded loans for new inventory in 2010

Feb 25, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumer auto loans are up and delinquencies are falling, but those facts are not persuading consumers to pursue loans for new vehicles, the Credit Union Times reports. Additionally, loans for used cars are keeping the business sector profitable


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Debt collectors going after people whose homes have been foreclosed

Feb 24, 2011 Brian Bradley

According to financial experts, some debt collectors have continued to go after debtors even after their homes have been foreclosed.In an article for the Detroit News, Brian O'Connor writes that because the value of property has dropped


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How investors calculate your company''s credit risk

Feb 24, 2011 Brian Bradley

For many small business owners, financing is everything. In a recent article for Investopedia, writer Yuval Bar-Or gives some insight into how an investor will calculate a business' credit worthiness and its risk of defaulting on payments.The


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Debt collectors charged with harassment, fraud in separate cases

Feb 24, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Debt collectors charged with harassment, fraud in separate cases

A debt collection agency in Texas is in legal trouble after a consumer accused it of inflicting emotional distress as it tried to collect a debt.The Southeast Texas Record, of Beaumont, Texas, reports that Zach Perry filed a lawsuit against


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