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Archive for January, 2008

Romney capitalizing on the economy

Posted by Stephen on January 31, 2008

Senator John McCain’s inability to speak to economic issues creates a titanic opportunity for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and he is taking full advantage of it.

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McCain looks old, sounds unprepared, playing old tricks

Posted by Stephen on January 30, 2008

Arizona Senator John McCain has all the momentum. He won in New Hampshire. He won in South Carolina. He won in Florida. He has garnered several endorsements. So, why is he playing dirty?

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Fog of GOP race beginning to clear

Posted by Stephen on January 29, 2008

In many respects the GOP race is down to two titans. There are two money makers, two delegate chasers, two rising figures and two men receiving all the attention on the GOP side of the political tracks.

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Payday Lending: Without reform the industry harms families

Posted by Stephen on January 29, 2008

OpEd By CHRIS FREUND AND DOUGLAS SMITH

Congress passed the Truth in Lending Act 40 years ago to ensure that citizens could make fair comparisons when borrowing money on credit. For this reason, the law requires interest rates to be listed annually rather than by week or day, meaning all lenders must tell you the annual percentage rate for loan products – allowing you to compare and get the best deal. That’s why it is called truth in lending.

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Posted in C. State Politics, D. Waynesboro, E. Payday Lending, F. Business and Economy, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

The Conservative Candidate is Out…

Posted by Stephen on January 22, 2008

Former Tennessee Senator and actor, Fred Thompson, dropped his presidential bid Tuesday. He entered the race with a bang and left it with a whisper.
 
“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people,” Thompson said in a statement released to the press.

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Check ‘N Go payday lender gives $100,000 in settlement

Posted by Stephen on January 19, 2008

The nation’s second-largest payday lender is socked with a wide range of undisclosed charges.

By CHRIS FLORES
 
As the Virginia General Assembly debates the future of the payday lending industry, one of the biggest lenders in Virginia has paid $100,000 to settle charges of massively violating state payday lending laws.

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Posted in C. State Politics, E. Payday Lending, F. Business and Economy, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »