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Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 Military Men And Women Must Forgive Debts, Quit Business

A company that lured servicemen and women into bad debt for consumer electronics gets busted for good by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The post Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 Military Men And Women Must Forgive Debts, Quit Business appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) & Time Warner Inc (TWX): Turner’s Turnaround Might Keep Bids Away

Amol Sharma, deputy bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, has said in a piece on Fox Business that Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) needs to fix Turner Cable Networks in order stave off takeover bids from Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX). Sharma argues that 50% of the profits come from this side of the business, which […]

Time to Start a Restaurant, Or a Restaurant Supply Business

According to the Consumer Expenditure Midyear Update from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average American household’s restaurant spending has increased to the point at which it last was in 2008. According to the study, restaurants account for more than 5% of the average household’s spending. This can only be good news for the restuarant […]

Immigration Reform Action Day

A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups – including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable, the American Farm Bureau Federation, AmericanHort, the National Association of Manufacturers, and Western Growers – held a Day of Action for immigration reform today. Show More Summary

Building Bridges: New Sixth Street Viaduct Will Have Climbable 60-Foot Arches

Things have been quiet for a while as the Bureau of Engineering and a design team lead by HNTB and Michael Maltzan got down to business on designs for the wavy "iconic"...

Hacking into phone lines and making premium rate calls costs organisations millions

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning small to medium-sized businesses, schools, charities and medical/dental practices of PBX fraud – where fraudsters hack into phone lines and make premium rate calls costing thousands [7 July 2014] PBX/dial-through fraud occurs when hackers target Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) from the outside and use them to make […]

New Study Shows Sound Tax Policy is Associated with Economic Growth

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research assesses several different state business climate indexes, investigating their relationship to economic growth and inequality. The authors look at 10 different business climate...Show More Summary

How The Websites Of Fox News, MSNBC, And CNN Are Covering The Jobs Numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, sending the unemployment rate plummeting to its lowest level since September 2008. Economists and business reporters widely praised the report...Show More Summary

Building Bridges: New Sixth Street Viaduct Will Have Climbable 60-Foot Arches

Things have been quiet for a while as the Bureau of Engineering and a design team led by HNTB got down to business on designs for the wavy "iconic" Sixth Street Viaduct...

10 Ways to Use the BBB to Grow Your Business

If you own a business, you already know about the Better Business Bureau and the importance of its ratings. But that isn’t all the BBB has to offer. Below is a list of some lesser-known features of the BBB and how they might be able to boost your business growth. Show More Summary

How to Handle a BBB Complaint Against Your Company

When your business receives a complaint through the Better Business Bureau, it can really harm your reputation. Complaints are not only publicly available, but they also impact your overall rating. It’s an issue that affects a lot of businesses. Show More Summary

D.C. dependence cramping Virginia economy, business ranking

UH-OH: Virginia’s dependence on neighboring Washington, D.C., isn’t always a positive. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It’s no secret Virginia’s economy is propped up largely by the federal government. As Virginia’s toppling from fifth to eighth in CNBC’s Top States for Business rankings released Tuesday showed, dependence on the federal...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Business at Anytime

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power...

Report: North Dakota Cop Mislead Citizen While Deleting Photos

A couple of weeks ago agents for North Dakota’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations conducted a raid on a business in the City of Forbes looking for stolen property. During the raid a private citizen, one Margaret Rohrbach, took some photos of the law enforcement officers. According to a report of the incident in the Fargo...

VA Week in Review: Everything but the budget

ByKaitlyn Speer | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau WIR: Gov. Terry McAuliffe is busy with everything but the budget. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has just a few days to sign a budget and avoid a state government shutdown. And while the deadline is pressing, he has chosen to focus his attention on other things this...

4SRS: the FBI built a list of Twitter slang to keep up with the kids

Forget passwords: the FBI wants to crack your internet slang. Thanks to a FOI (freedom of information) request published over at Muckrock, we now know that the Bureau is TCOB (taking care of business) when monitoring the nation's social media use....

6 Strategies For Transitioning From a Corporate Role to Startup Culture

Fed up with your job? You're not alone. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.8 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs this past March See also: 10 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business While not all of those...Show More Summary

Watchdog: Be wary of secret shopper scam online

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for a new scam. Recently, scammers have taken to Craigslist and other websites posting a job for "the Home Depot survey." Jericka Duncan has that story and more MoneyWatch headlines.

Jessica Alba’s Company Is In Pretty Big Trouble For Selling Shady Baby Products

I don't know if you guys knew this, but Jessica Alba founded a company called 'The Honest Company', a name that's pretty ripe with irony now that they're being investigated by the Better Business Bureau. More » Jessica Alba’s Company Is In Pretty Big Trouble For Selling Shady Baby Products is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

4 ways to improve your fundraising ask

Excerpted from my new book, The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand: Motivating Donors to Give, Give Happily, and Keep on Giving. Have credentials and show them. If you qualify for badges from watchdogs like the Better Business Bureau, Charity...Show More Summary

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