States with highest consumer debt totals revealed

Jan 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

States with highest consumer debt totals revealed

A new report by Equifax looks at which areas of the country are carrying the most debt per household as a percentage of income owed in 2010.The report found that the highest rates occurred in six states - Florida, carrying a total credit card


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Nebraska lawmakers debate background screening bill

Jan 28, 2011 Matt Roesly

State lawmakers in Nebraska recently began discussing a new bill that would require background screening for individuals seeking to become legal guardians or conservators, KNTV-TV reports.The bill, initiated by state Senator Colby Coash, is


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USA Swimming to begin background screening

Jan 28, 2011 Matt Roesly

USA Swimming, which oversees all sanctioned swimming competition in the United States, has begun a program that will mandate background screening for all coaches, employees, volunteers and any other person officially associated with the sport,


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Student loans may be next bubble to burst

Jan 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

Housing and auto loans had a significant cause-and-effect relationship with the recession, but one prominent institution warns of another potential bubble burst in the future. The National Inflation Association has stated that consumers and


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Short term loan industry scrutinized in Lubbock

Jan 28, 2011 Todd Milner

Short term loan industry scrutinized in Lubbock

The Lubbock, Texas, City Council will soon consider a resolution that will ask the state's legislature to create more oversight of short term lenders, reports the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.Consumer advocates believe that the short term loan industry


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