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Poverty Is Profitable: 1 out of 3 US Consumers in Debt Collection

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans -- 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau -- have a debt in collection. But as you can expect, there is always someone profiting from poverty.

Gov. Pat Quinn Plans for State Government 2.0

David Ormsby | Posted 04.30.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Governor Pat Quinn's administration is poised to launch a vast and expensive modernization of state government's financial wiring and work processes that will revolutionize operations and likely displace ossified workers, upend encrusted work habits, and mothball-rusted file cabinets.

Gift Cards: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Small Business

It looks so easy from the other side of the cash register. Somebody gives you a gift card. You take it to the store. You pick out some merchandise. Yo...

Denver's Corporate Departures

The Denver Post | Kevin Vaghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In January 1999, in the obligatory send-up of the other city before a big football playoff game, a New York Daily News columnist dubbed Denver "Clevel...