County officials want new rules when screening job applicants

Feb 17, 2011 Matt Roesly

Webb County, Texas, county commissioners will debate whether or not to change the rules regarding background screening and prospective employees, KGNS-TV reports. According to the station, current regulations require screening of all those


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Auto affordability improves, loan rates at an all-time low

Feb 17, 2011 Brian Bradley

The price of a new car may be more manageable for American families, according to a study by Comerica Bank.Consumer spending on cars declined 3 percent at the end of 2010, with the average buyer paying $700 less for a new car. Buying and financing


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Credit screenings can help small businesses stay afloat

Feb 17, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Credit screenings can help small businesses stay afloat

The customer is always right, but they don't always pay on time. Past-due accounts can be a death sentence for businesses already struggling to stay abreast of stock, operational costs and maintenance costs.While they are a more extreme


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Former Illinois lawyer found guilty of fraud

Feb 16, 2011 Kyle Duncan

A former lawyer in Illinois was recently sentenced for illegally taking debt collection fees and impersonating an attorney.Timothy Eddy, 46, was disbarred in 2002 after being accused of taking money from a debt collection agency and posing


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New Mexico prison department needs more checks for volunteers

Feb 16, 2011 Matt Roesly

A prison department in New Mexico is coming under fire for not doing strict enough background screening of volunteers at its facilities.An investigation by KOAT-TV revealed that jail volunteers in New Mexico were not put through the same criminal


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