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Take On The Law Of Numbers With Grit And Fundamentals
ForbesApril 1, 2017

With the law of numbers and perilous percentages against them, translating into limited options, small business owners survive by calling on a special kind of "I GOTTA make it" resolve . But, alas, resolve alone isn't enough. To overcome the reality of ...more »

Prevent property crime by locking doors
Edmond SunApril 1, 2017

Neighbors can be a great ally to fight against property theft. Residents can share information on a Facebook page or apps similar to NextDoor. The goal is to inform those in close proximity of any suspicious activity. The National Institute of Justice ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Wednesday Morning Read: Payless bankruptcy, major gun law changes, abortion ban debate
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesApril 5, 2017

PAYLESS BANKRUPTCY — Payless Inc., the bargain shoe store, filed for bankruptcy to slash debt as the retail spiral persists. Payless has stores at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids and at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville. Its website said it would list store ...more »

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What Really Happens When the FCC's Online Privacy Rules Are Cancelled
FortuneApril 3, 2017

Traditionally, the FCC stuck to regulating telecommunications carriers. Under the 1934 Communications Act, telephone companies are subject to strict rules governing the collection and sale of customers' personal information, including calling history.more »

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When a tax refund means bankruptcy - USA Today
USA TODAYApril 3, 2017

For many people, a tax refund means a chance to fund a vacation or splurge on a big purchase. For some, though, it's a way to wipe out crushing debt — not by ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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IRS using private debt collectors, could be confusing for some
Valley News LiveApril 3, 2017

The legitimate collectors must follow the Fair Debt Collections Privacy Act, which bans abusive behavior, deceptive behavior, and unfair practices. They will have to be courteous and respect taxpayer rights. The IRS will also give taxpayers written ...more »

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Woman awarded $600K in revenge porn case, largest in state ...
WXYZApril 4, 2017

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) - A judgment on Monday is now the largest in state history in a revenge porn case. The plaintiff was awarded $600,000 by a ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Angelica Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Bankrupt Company News (press release) (blog)April 3, 2017

Privately-held Angelica (f/k/a Angelica Healthcare and Angelica Image Apparel) and four affiliated Debtors filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, lead case number 17-10870. The Company ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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P10 Industries, Inc., formerly Active Power Inc., update on expedited hearing to seek approval for a number of ...
Yahoo FinanceApril 6, 2017

... Professionals Utilized in the Ordinary Course of Business (the “Ordinary Course Professionals Motion”); and (3) Debtor's Application for Order Pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Section 327(e) and Bankruptcy Rules 2014 and 2016 Authorizing Employment and ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Feds indict former UTA board member over Draper transit deal, bankruptcy filings
KSL.comApril 6, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against a former UTA board member late Wednesday for allegedly misrepresenting in bankruptcy court more than $1 million he made on a commuter rail real estate development. A federal grand ...more »


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