WASHINGTON — Sensing the chance to land a punch, Democrats last week launched a multipronged attack on Rep. Joe Heck and his involvement in a Capitol Hill fight over credit loans to members of the military.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid for digital ads and sent mailers into Heck’s Henderson-based district, saying the appeal was aimed particularly at military families.

The charge: The Nevada Republican sided with predatory lenders over soldiers in a provision he pushed as chairman of the House military personnel subcommittee and tried to preserve when the House Armed Services Committee voted April 28 on its annual defense authorization bill.

Heck...

OZARK, Mo. — Pastor Chuck Greenaway is joining a small group of faith leaders from other states with lax payday loan regulations to call for action in Washington on Wednesday, by sharing the stories of local families who struggle with short-term lending practices.

Its very much a Wild West situation, Chuck Greenaway said.

Greenaway is the Church and Community Care Pastor at James River Church in Ozark. He is one of two Missouri faith leaders taking struggling families finances to the forefront in Washington.

Were meeting at the White House, with our congress people and senators and also with the consumer financial protection bureau, he said.

Greenaway...

There is no doubt that everyone who watched Kings XI Punjab left-hander David Millers powerful hitting against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Pepsi Indian Premier League game on Monday would have been left in awe. It is a good wager that even David Warner and his men would not be excluded from that despite being at the receiving end of punishment.

There have been other knocks that spring to mind, mostly in winning causes. The mayhem that Royal Challengers Bangalore stars AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle caused against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in successive matches in the past week is too fresh while Chennai Super...

TRENTON Consumer advocates are calling for the state to divest itself from a private equity firm that used $50 million in New Jersey pension fund dollars to acquire a lending company tied to illegal debt collection tactics.

At issue is the states stake in a partnership formed by JLL Partners of New York, which used the proceeds to help fund its 2006 acquisition of ACE Cash Express — a Texas-based operator of check cashing stores that used false threats, intimidation, and harassing calls to bully borrowers of so-called payday loans, according to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The investment, while indirect, was challenged by Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, executive...

A WCCO Investigation exposed problems at the business months ago. Customers said they didnt get what they paid for, and former workers are suing over thousands of dollars they say theyre owed.

While investigators seized dozens of boxes of documents Wednesday, a sign on the door kept customers away.

I cant even tell you how long the investigations been going on, IRS Special Agent Vicki Petricka said.

Three agencies went in unannounced: The IRS, Department of Commerce and postal inspectors.

Generally when we do a search warrant, we will take computers and any kind of documents or records thats related to what were looking at, Petricka said.

They wouldnt say exactly...

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –
A new state database to track how much money you borrow from payday lenders could be operational by the start of next month. Its goal is to make sure borrowers dont take out more than $500 total from any combination of payday lenders.

The $500 limit has been in place for several years, but is currently unenforceable because the computer systems of different payday and title lenders arent centrally connected, enabling borrowers to shop for several loans totaling potentially thousands of dollars, each with up to 456 percent annual percentage rate (APR) of interest and fees on the loan.

Thats what got Kandi Wiley in trouble, stacking...

NEW YORK, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH), a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology with an emphasis on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers, announces financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Highlights of the first quarter and recent weeks include:

  • Achieved quarterly product revenue of $0.44 million, an increase of more than 43% compared with the first quarter of 2014;
  • Activated a prospective patient registry in Europe to collect uniform essential patient safety, efficacy and Quality of Life (QoL) information from commercial cases;
  • Received...

Why should townships be consolidated? The simple reason: Money matters. Taxes add up. Taxpayers want more for their money.

People want property tax relief. Note: Over 90 percent of township revenues come from property taxes.

Illinois#x2019; residents want fewer governments. Note: Illinois has 7,000 governments, which is far more than any other state.

Township consolidation is all about cost savings and increased efficiencies. Township consolidation will reduce opportunities of cronyism, nepotism and waste.

Township consolidation should be a top priority of Illinois#x2019; elected officials, including township officials. Illinois taxpayers have the burden of supporting...

To the Editor:#xa0;

To the voters of York, the Tax Task Force (TTF), a committee appointed by the York Board of Selectmen, provides a taxpayer perspective. Each year TTF advises voters on the impact proposed May referendum municipal and school funding requests will have on real estate taxes.

TTF urges York voters consider the long-term perspective, not one year in isolation. We suggest as a frame of reference #x2013; the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), 1.7 percent in 2015. Compare the referendum#x2019;s requested annual percentage increases with the COLA. Social Security and Government...

NEW YORK, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH), a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology with an emphasis on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers, announces financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Highlights of the first quarter and recent weeks include:

  • Achieved quarterly product revenue of $0.44 million, an increase of more than 43% compared with the first quarter of 2014;
  • Activated a prospective patient registry in Europe to collect uniform essential patient safety, efficacy and Quality of Life (QoL) information from...