General Motors to enhance financial wing

Feb 04, 2011 Brian Bradley

On the heels of exceeding its January sales targets, General Motors has detailed a plan to expand its financial sector, The Wall Street Journal reports. The car maker announced that GM Financial will begin lending to Canadian consumers, while


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Lack of background screening a pivotal flaw in San Francisco

Feb 04, 2011 Matt Roesly

Lack of background screening a pivotal flaw in San Francisco

Landlords in any city face difficult questions when renting property. Can the individual or family afford the location? Will the home be maintained in a safe and orderly fashion? Is there any reason to suspect the tenant will be troublesome?Simple


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City employees to be subject to background screening

Feb 04, 2011 Matt Roesly

Candidates seeking the position of city manager in Lewisburg, Tennessee, await a final decision while the city's police chief runs background screening on three of the nine prospective hires. According to the Marshall Tribune, police chief


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Pawn shops playing a role in short-term lending

Feb 04, 2011 Todd Milner

Pawn shops are an easy way for a person to get quick cash. They can be a source for short-term loans and provide individuals with the money needed to pay bills. However, while pawn shops serve as an outlet for a quick buck, they are not after


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Credit card companies see jump in spending

Feb 04, 2011 Brian Bradley

Despite record highs in credit card debt throughout the country, many consumers continue to add debt via plastic. According to The Wall Street Journal, MasterCard experienced a 41 percent increase in profits during the fourth quarter of 2010.Much


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