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

Medicare, Medicaid body gets serious about fraud prevention

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

Missouri moves to online background checks

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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Iowa apartment complex to mandate background screening

Feb 09, 2011 Matt Roesly

A complex in Iowa City, Iowa, has been so rampant with crime and other unsavory activity that a developer wants to start from scratch. According to KCRG-TV, Southgate Development will take over the responsibilities of clearing out current tenants


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Debt collections on the rise

Feb 09, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Debt collection is on the rise, according to a new study by the East Bay Community Law Center, although many collectors are doing so despite a lack of proof for many of the claims.The report, titled Past Due: Why Debt Collection Practices and


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