Iowa becomes latest short term loan battleground

Jan 26, 2011 Todd Milner

Consumer advocates are mobilizing all over the country to fight against what they say are unfair loan rates. The latest battleground for the short term loan industry is Iowa.According to Bloomberg, a coalition made up of the Iowa Catholic Conference,


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Portland to enhance regulations for landlords

Jan 26, 2011 Matt Roesly

Property owners in Portland, Maine, will be held to higher standards for their management of disorderly buildings, according to the Portland Forecaster. The city council will review new regulations that will lower the ceiling, resulting in


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Auto loan rates fall to lowest level in nine years

Jan 26, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumers looking to purchase new cars can do so with the most favorable auto loan rates in nearly a decade, according to new data from Edmunds.com. The auto research site indicates that current loan rates are among the lowest on record, which


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Ohio court to use debt collection to recoup fees

Jan 26, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Ohio court to use debt collection to recoup fees

The Montgomery County clerk of courts will turn to a debt collection service to recoup more than $42 million in court costs. The Ohio court says the problem is 10 years in the making, and now the clerk, Gregory Brush, says it is about time


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Background checks necessary for employees at disabled persons facilities

Jan 26, 2011 Matt Roesly

Illinois healthcare workers at facilities for the disabled are already subjected to background screening for criminal behavior and other forms of identity verification. However, there is a new push for such employees to be screened for a history


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