Survey finds optimism in consumer lending

Feb 23, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumerism drives the majority of the U.S. economy, so how much consumers borrow will weigh heavily on the financial viability of the country. The good news, according to a survey from Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, is that consumer lending


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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

Loans may increase as short-term rates fall

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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