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Entries by Gary Rivlin from 06/2010

Portrait of a Subprime Lender: Allan Jones, Payday King

| Posted 06.06.2010 | Business

How is it that there are as many payday stores in the country as there are McDonald's and Burger Kings? Part of the answer is that they have become ubiquitous wherever there's a concentration of people barely scraping by.

Naming Names: Every Bank and Business That Is a Subprime Lender

| Posted 06.13.2010 | Business

How many of the country's largest, best-known banks and corporations took huge, deep gulps at the well of the poverty industry? Well, how much time do you have?

Payday Lenders Exit Arizona -- In Theory at Least

| Posted 06.29.2010 | Business

Today is the day that the payday lenders are supposed to close up shop in Arizona. But rather than celebrate, consumer advocates are braced for what might be coming next.