Short term lenders press on despite unfair government regulations

Feb 09, 2011 Todd Milner

Short term lenders are a resilient bunch. As municipal, state and federal governments continue to crack down on a business model they deem "predatory," those who provide short term loans to consumers in need are fighting on by lobbying for


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Ally Financial unloads huge chunk of debt

Feb 09, 2011 Brian Bradley

Ally Financial, formerly GMAC and the financial wing of General Motors, dumped slightly more than $2.5 billion of its debt as Moody's Investors Service upped the company's credit rating from B3 to B1, the Detroit News reports. That


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Consumers'' credit less risky at end of 2010

Feb 09, 2011 Brian Bradley

In a sign that the credit market may finally be stabilizing, new data from TransUnion revealed that consumers were less of a credit risk during the fourth quarter of 2010 than they were at any time in the previous nine months of the year.TransUnion's


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Medicare, Medicaid body gets serious about fraud prevention

Feb 09, 2011 Matt Roesly

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is buckling down on fraud prevention by implementing new practices that will feature background screening for providers and new regulations that will freeze payments to individuals suspected of


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Missouri moves to online background checks

Feb 09, 2011 Matt Roesly

The waiting period for a background check in Missouri went from between two and four weeks to between two and four seconds after the Missouri State Highway Patrol introduced a new online background screening system, KTVI-TV reports.Background


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