More states push for nurse background checks

Feb 22, 2011 Matt Roesly

Lawmakers in Georgia and Maine are working to increase background checks performed for nursing applicants.Maine Public Broadcasting reports that Senator Chris Rector, a Republican, proposed a bill requiring criminal background checks on nurses,


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New York attorney general targets debt collection criminals in Buffalo

Feb 21, 2011 Kyle Duncan

The attorney general in New York is taking action against several debt collection businesses in the Buffalo-area after investigations suggested the firms targeted vulnerable customers and members of the military.New York Attorney General Eric


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Be wary of debt collection schemes

Feb 21, 2011 Kyle Duncan

One of the popular scams taking place today in the United States is fraudulent debt collection. People are often called by a collection agency and told that they need to settle a debt, despite the fact that it may or may not exist.In a recent


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Majority of jobseekers turning against screening practices

Feb 21, 2011 Matt Roesly

Background screening is becoming increasingly common in employment, but the majority of jobseekers are not happy about it. According to Employment Screening Resources, 53.5 percent of consumers are against employer practices of screening credit


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Consumer bureau brings aboard former credit agency chief

Feb 21, 2011 Brian Bradley

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau does not assume full authority until this summer, but in the interim, the agency continues to stockpile industry heavyweights for leading positions. According to Bloomberg, soon-to-be CFPB chief


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