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11 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Study: Utah has among nation's highest payday loan rates

Utahns pay among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans - mainly because it is one of seven states that impose no legal limits on them.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Pew: - Gotcha' rules still needed at banks

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts – but more rules are needed to protect consumers from "gotcha" overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Business Journal

How much payday loans cost in Missouri vs. Illinois

The average two-week cost of a $300 payday loan is $56 in Missouri and $47 in Illinois, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Domestic Fuel

U.S. Clean Energy Struggling from Policy Uncertainty

According to research from The Pew Charitable Trusts , the U.S. clean energy sector continues to be buffeted by policy uncertainty with 2013 investment down 9 percent from 2012 to $36.7 billion.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

TheCourier.com

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UP: In a swing state like Ohio, running elections efficiently and smoothly is critical.

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Wall Street Journal

Nonprofits Caught in Pension Crossfire

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation, created by a Texas billionaire and his wife, has made a name for itself since 2011 by funding research on the fiscal health of public pensions.

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Best of New Orleans

A payday - for lenders

If you're one of the many Louisianans living paycheck to paycheck, this is how it goes: The rent is past due, or you're so far behind on your utility bill the power is about to be cut off.

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Bradenton.com

Pew: 'Gotcha' rules still needed at banks

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts, but more rules are needed to protect consumers from "gotcha" overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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The Citizens' Voice

Researcher: Act 47 exit timetable a needed step

State lawmakers are headed in the right direction by creating a timetable for Scranton and other fiscally distressed cities to leave Act 47 status, a researcher who studies urban issues said.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Our Opinion: Voting rights

But then, considering the voter purges, the restrictions on voting, the subsequent backtracking and the inevitable Election Day foul-ups, has this state's voting record ever really been out of the headlines? The Pew Charitable Trusts issued a report on voter access and found Florida lagging behind much of the rest of the country.

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Medford Mail Tribune

Pew: Banks are doing better on 'gotcha' fees

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts, but more rules are needed to protect consumers from "gotcha" overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Albany Times Union

Thomas Friedman: Go ahead, Vladimir, make our day

Solar array at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Miami Herald

Ita s time for Florida to get past its election mediocrity.

To place a Death Notice, please call 305-376-8901 or email obit@miamiherald.com .

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Forbes.com

How To Avoid the Worst Banking Abuses

It wasn't too long ago that banks would do nearly anything to get your business and worked hard to keep it.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

American Banker

Big Banks' Overdraft Policies Show Modest Improvement: Report

Some large banks have adopted more consumer-friendly policies, but many still engage in practices that seem designed to maximize overdraft fees, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Indianapolis Business News

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The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Indiana one of seven states to participate in its 18-month Business Incentives Initiative.

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The Modesto Bee

Ind. picked for national business incentive study

The Pew Charitable Trusts will conduct the 18-month review of which tax breaks and other incentives are effective in luring business to a state.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Pew: 'Gotcha' rules still needed at banks

The nation's biggest banks are doing a better job of clearly disclosing key terms and fees on checking accounts, but more rules are needed to protect consumers from "gotcha" overdraft fees and from signing away rights for settling disputes, found a just-released study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Outside the Beltway

Which State Has The Worst Elections?

How did each state's election apparatus perform in the 2012 election? Better than 2008 but still not all that well, according to the annual study, conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts, of state-by-state elections .

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Conservative Political News

National Conference of State Legislat...

Study Ranks States on Election Performance

For candidates, a good election is one where they win. For researchers, a good election means, in part, that all eligible voters were able to cast a ballot, turnout was strong and polling places saw short lines.

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