New wireless payment business valued at $200 million

Jan 20, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Business valuations can help owners decide how much to sell their ventures for or what improvements they want to make.But the system can also help growing companies cement themselves as a force to be reckoned with.A prime example is Square,


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Vermont governor wants more court records to be available online

Jan 20, 2011 Matt Roesly

Since his inauguration two weeks ago, the newly elected governor of Vermont has been hard at work making moves to cut the cost of government operations and take on something equally important - putting public court records online.In a press


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New ID verification system used in D.C. jails

Jan 20, 2011 Brian Bradley

Thanks to a new rule, visitors to the jails in the District of Columbia will have to get their fingerprints scanned in order make sure they do not have any outstanding warrants, the Washington Examiner reports.The new system of identity verification


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Federal contractors must submit to background checks

Jan 20, 2011 Matt Roesly

Federal contractors must submit to background checks

A Supreme Court ruling recently upheld the decision that all federal contractors must submit to extensive background screenings, the New York Times reports. The ruling came as a confirmation of a 2004 law that required background screening


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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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