Short term lenders defend their industry

Jan 11, 2011 Todd Milner

Short term lenders defended their business before the House Banking Committee in Mississippi recently, as a state law enabling such nontraditional credit sources is set to expire in 2012.Lawmakers are debating whether to let the current legislation


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Maine companies learn how to protect consumer data

Jan 11, 2011 Matt Roesly

When the grocery store chain Hannaford, one of the largest companies in Maine, experienced a data breach in December of 2007, more than 4 million credit and debit card numbers were hacked, reports WCSH-TV. The theft was shocking for the state's


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Mississippi city council reverses anti-short term lending resolution

Jan 11, 2011 Todd Milner

The city council in one Mississippi community recently reversed a previously passed resolution that requested the state legislature to move forward with action against short term lending practices.In a 4-1 vote, the Laurel City Council decided


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Criminals need little information to steal identities

Jan 11, 2011 Brian Bradley

One of the most common ways that criminals are able to target the identity of employees and consumers is by gaining access to their social security numbers.According to many identity theft experts, criminals need little more than access to


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Small business optimism index dips

Jan 11, 2011 Brian Bradley

The Small Business Optimism Index slipped for the month of December, following consecutive gains the previous two months, according to the new report from the National Federation of Independent Business. The index fell by 0.6 to 92.6, which


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