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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Consumer Bureau seeking greater protections

Feb 04, 2011 Brian Bradley

The U.S. government created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the recession and the credit crisis. Its soon-to-be appointed director, Elizabeth Warren, has a clear target in her sights once she assumes office: credit card


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Banks improve credit outlook

Feb 04, 2011 Brian Bradley

The Federal Reserve's Senior Loan Officer survey has revealed that lenders have a more positive view of where the credit market is going, according to MarketWatch. The results also showed better conditions among delinquencies and charge-offs,


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