MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT RECOVERY AGENCY EMPLOYEE IN WALMART PARKING LOT
- A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a gun at a repossession agent in a Florida Walmart parking lot last week. The man, who is 27, has been charged with premeditated murder and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon.
DEBT BUYING MARKETPLACE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP
- Agora Data, an online marketplace for buying and selling portfolios of auto loans, has announced a partnership with Nancy Hughes, an “industry-leading debt acquisitions expert,” to “expand the scope of services and solutions” offered by the company.
CONSUMER ADVOCACY ISSUES STATE-BY-STATE REPORT ON UDAP LAWS
- The National Consumer Law Center, a consumer advocacy group, has updated its report on analyzing the Unfair and Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP) laws on a state-by-state basis, and, perhaps not surprisingly, concludes that states are not going far enough when it comes to protecting consumers. The report includes a state-by-state breakdown of UDAP laws, along with a breakdown of which states have improved or weakened their consumer protections in the past decade, and a breakdown of whether the law applies to debt collection.
CREDIT CARD DEBT TOPS $1 TRILLION, CHARGE-OFF RATE EXPECTED TO INCREASE, TOO: STUDY
- The amount of outstanding credit card debt in the United States exceeds $1 trillion for the first time ever, according to the results of a study released late last week by WalletHub. To get over the $1 trillion mark, Americans added more than $90 billion of credit card debt last year, only the fourth time in the past 30 years that so much was spent in a calendar year. In each of the previous three times that the amount spent in a year exceeded $90 billion, the charge-off rate increased in the following year.
WORTH NOTING: A helicopter crash in New York’s East River killed five people last night … Researchers aren’t pulling any punches in trying to stem an overpopulation of iguanas in Florida … Anthony Bourdain on all the things you’re doing wrong when you travel … Sushi lovers can expect to pay more for eel in the coming months … The most ignorant man in America … Researchers have some adoring words for a new piece of malware affecting routers … How to make it easier to say no … Don’t be upset if your employees start carrying a voodoo doll of you around the office … A tip sheet for everyone who will be entering office pools this week … It’s more than a coincidence: the number of heart attacks spike the day after Daylight Savings Tine begins … Negotiators from the FBI and the NYPD on how to get your kids to behave … Nobody is sure who qualifies for this $415 billion tax deduction … Dropbox is going public.
The tallest building in Kentucky was blown up
Is taking off your glasses that hard that we need a pillow designed for those who don’t want to do it?
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