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Ace Cash Express settles debt collection claims

Ace Cash Express Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million in a settlement with federal regulators who accused the payday lender of illegally harassing borrowers to collect debts and get them to take out additional loans. The Consumer Financial Protection ...

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Data breaches and customer information (access required)

Panelists Joy Rogers, E-Services banking manager, Mountain West Bank Don Bush, vice president of marketing, Kount CeCe Gassner, counsel, Perkins Coie Terry Grogan, security consultant, Fisher’s Technology Mark Wennstrom, Regional director of information technology, Saint Alphonsus Health System Introduction: Minimizing the risk Issues of information ...

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Digital health funding is higher this year (access required)

Venture capital funding for digital health companies in the first six months of 2014 has reached $2.3 billion this year, already surpassing 2013 levels, according to a new report by Rock Health, a full-service seed fund. In 2013, $1.97 billion ...

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Employer background check guidance from EEOC attracts renewed scrutiny (access required)

Two years after a guidance warning employers against the overly-broad use of criminal background checks to screen potential new hires was issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is drawing renewed criticism from employers, business groups and lawmakers ...

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Sage grouse could affect control of US Senate

The sage grouse, best known for its mating dance, could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in the November elections. The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year. ...

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Ranchers are taking advantage of USDA disaster program

Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. As of ...

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Business Briefs: Malls and strip malls are losing their cachet in the West (access required)

Barbecues are getting pricier Backyard barbecues are getting more expensive than ever, as commodity prices rise. Rabobank, a California-based agricultural lender, says the price of the typical barbecue has risen 29 percent since 2004. Rabobank calculated the cost of a ...

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E-cigarettes prompt new questions for health-focused employers

Most employers have figured out how to fit tobacco use into their human resource rules, wellness plans and health insurance incentives. But plenty are still working on their policies regarding electronic cigarettes, which deliver flavored nicotine-infused liquid through vapor. The ...

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Study: Food trucks are in a good place (access required)

Research from IBISWorld shows that food trucks are in a good place right now. The research group says the food truck industry has not only survived the worst of the recession thanks to its lean business model, it is actually ...

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