Mississippi passes short term lending legislation

Jan 19, 2011 Todd Milner

The state government in Mississippi recently passed legislation that would change the rules for short term lenders and give new protection to consumers.The Associated Press reports that the Mississippi House of Representatives approved a bill that


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State to make court records available online

Jan 19, 2011 Matt Roesly

State to make court records available online

The state court in Maryland will be making documents available online for the first time in its history, thanks to a new system implemented by the state's court.A recent briefing by Chief District Judge Ben Clyburn explained the Maryland


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Facebook increasingly used for ID theft

Jan 19, 2011 Brian Bradley

Facebook increasingly used for ID theft

Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites, helping many people connect with long lost-friends and stay in contact with those separated by thousands of miles, but more recently it has given opportunities to less innocent people


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Lenders must now make loan terms clear

Jan 19, 2011 Todd Milner

Lenders must now make loan terms clear

Thanks to a new law enacted on January 1, lenders - whether they offer home loans or other types of credit - must now specify the fine print of their rates and how their offers stack up against other industry rates, the Federal Reserve states.The


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Short term lending bill dies in Virginia Senate

Jan 19, 2011 Todd Milner

A Virginia Senate committee recently voted to kill two loophole-closing bills, which is a blow to the state's latest attempt to curb short term lending.The Senate Commerce and Labor committee voted 10-4 to reject two proposals that would have


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