Short term loans under the microscope

Feb 04, 2011 Todd Milner

Short term loans under the microscope

The short term loan industry is dealing with some scrutiny in Missouri thanks to a public forum sponsored by Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice, reports the St. Louis American.Some of the speakers making an appearance at the event include


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Meet the ''typical'' short term loan customer

Feb 04, 2011 Todd Milner

Meet the ''typical'' short term loan customer

It is a common misconception that all short term loan customers are poor or from minority communities. The truth is, there isn't just one typical short term loan borrower.After a year of collecting data, Speed-e-loans found that 100 percent of


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South Dakota to increase fees for online court records

Feb 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

A budget situation in South Dakota is forcing the court system to make changes to its records system, according to a recent statement by the chief justice of the state's supreme court.The Argus Leader reports that Supreme Court Chief Justice


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Alabama sheriff makes room in budget for background screening program

Feb 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

A sheriff in Alabama is working to help maintain a background screening program for those convicted of crimes in the community.The Birmingham News reports that Jefferson County sheriff Mike Hale pledged $1 million from his budget to allow judges


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Northern Minnesota cities ravaged by credit card debt

Feb 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumers throughout the country are feeling the pain of huge amounts of credit card debt, which is not only affecting their short-term spending ability, but their consumer credit reports as well. One area feeling the pain is in northern Minnesota,


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